Chevella (RR Dt) April 27 : YSR Congress Party honourary president Y. S. Vijayamma reiterated on Saturday that YSR family will never go back on its promise of bringing the welfare state back to people.
“YSR family stands by its word of bringing back the welfare state for you. After coming to power under the leadership of Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, YSR Congress Party will reintroduce all the welfares schemes once implemented by YSR to usher in the welfare state again,” she told people at a Rachchabanda programme at Chevella as part of her 1-day tour of the RR district.
Vijayamma’s spirited response follows her listening to the multiplicity of problems narrated by the locals earlier. The interaction programme, attended by the locals including women, the aged, daily labourers and students, witnessed the echo of plethora of complaints on lack of drinking water facilities, inflated power bills, non-arrival of pensions and the absence of Arogya Sri scheme.
The locals told her that they were not happy with the Re.1 a kg rice scheme as the prices of vegetables have gone up multifold. “The hiked rates of vegetables are only adding to our power bills burden,” the locals told her.
There is nothing to eat, nowhere to go and no one who will listen to our woes, they told Vijayamma.
“If YSR had been alive, he would have listened to our woes and done something to mitigate our suffering. But, no one is caring for our problems now,” they said narrating their plethora of problems.
When Vijayamma met farmers and women at Chittempally, her second interaction with the people during the day, locals poured out their problems to her. “We don’t have white ration cards. We are not getting pensions and there is no power supply even,” they told her. “However, we are getting inflated power bills every month.”
Vijayamma specially listened to the woes of a poor girl whose parents have reportedly committed suicide because of harassment by a person.
“I have lodged complaint with the police but nothing happened,” the girl revealed to her, accompanied by her little brother. When Vijayamma sought an explanation from a police officer who was present there, the officer promised her that they would speed up the investigation on the girl’s complaint. INN