To solve individual grievances in villages
Amaravati, April 3: The YSR Congress Party will start the ‘Jaganannaku Chebudam’ programme from April 13 to listen to the grievances from the public and resolve them possibly on-the-spot.
During a review meeting with Ministers, MLAs, Assembly in-charges, coordinators and other key functionaries on Gadapa Gadapaku Mana Prabhutvam (GGMP) at his camp office here on Monday, the Chief Minister and YSRCP President said that ‘Jaganannaku Chebudam’ will start to solve individual grievances on ration cards and other problems in the villages. People can directly report their grievances to the Chief Minister’s Office through a dedicated phone line.
The Chief Minister said that a previous review on GGMP was held on February 13. After that there was a gap in the program due to the MLC election code, which continued till March 16. Later the Assembly sessions were held followed by the disbursement of funds to the Self Help Group (SHG) women under Aasara programme Due to this, there was a little gap in reaching out to people through the programme.
Asking the MLAs pull up their socks, he said that MLAs should participate vigorously and reach out to the public through the mass contact programme. Setting a new record in the country, the State Government has disbursed Rs 2 lakh crore through direct benefit transfer (DBT) under various welfare schemes without giving any scope for corruption and even before completion of four years tenure.
The Chief Minister said ”What I learned from my father in politics is that politics means human relations. I don’t want to lose any MLA and not even a single activist. My intention is very clear and I am initiating several programmes to make all the MLAs win again”. He also asked the MLAs not to trust the false propaganda being carried out by the yellow media.
At the same time several crores of people depend on the government for their welfare. If MLAs do not work in the right way, if their graph is not correct among the people, it will be a loss to the party and the cadre. If we are not blessed to power, crores of people will suffer. That’s why the MLAs have to increase their graph. In order for the graph to increase, it should be remembered that elections will be conducted within a year.
Keeping this in mind, the MLAs should vigorously participate in the Gadapa Gadapaku Mana Prabhuthvam programme to increase their graph among the people. ”My duty is to disburse the funds to various welfare schemes through DBT and the MLAs should reach out to the people. If both are done effectively, winning 175 Assembly seats is not impossible”, he reiterated.
‘Jagananne Maa Bhavishyath campaign would be launched on April 7 and will be continued till April 20. Secretariat conveners and Gruha Saaradhulu should be combined and initiate the programme. “We are uniting our system in the village and carrying out a program to take the government welfare schemes and development initiatives to each and every doorstep in the State”, he said, adding that Gruha Saaradhulu and Secretariat conveners services should be utilised in a full fledged manner.
The Chief Minister said that the party cadre should make every beneficiary as a campaigner. Every beneficiary needs to be a campaigner and the benefits done to them should be shared with others. Almost half of the secretariats have already been completed. There are about 15,000 secretariats and more than half have been completed. If there are 80–90 secretariats in a constituency half is completed then the other half should be completed soon.
The remaining half should be completed in the next five months i.e. by August. Nine secretariats should be completed per month and 25 days per month should be visited in the secretariats. If the program is completed by September, other programs will start from then on. On the one hand, the Gadapa Gadapaku Mana Prabhuthvam will be continued; on the other hand, programmes will also be carried out through Secretariat Conveners and Gruha Saaradhulu and a plan of action will be drafted by the party, he said.
Elaborating further, the Chief Minister said that welfare was done to 84 percent of the families in the urban area and 92 percent of the families in the rural area of the state, that is an average of 87 percent of the families across the state benefited through various welfare schemes being implemented by the government. If we observed 87 percent of the families, we identified those who are eligible and implemented the schemes very transparently. In this, we are providing schemes to the poor without missing the verification.
In rural areas, welfare schemes are given to the families whose income is less than Rs 10,000 per month and to the families whose income is less than Rs 12,000 in urban areas. Considering the welfare of the people and to implement schemes, the government has enhanced the income limit for the Below Poverty Line (BPL) category in rural areas to Rs 10,000 per month from Rs 5,000 and from Rs 6,000 to Rs 12,000 per month in urban areas.
Commenting on the results of MLC elections, the Chief Minister said that out of 21 seats, the YSRCP has won 17. However, the yellow media is projecting that TDP has won all the MLC seats. ”We are fighting with demons whose intention is to project baseless facts”, he said. One MLC seat means 34 to 39 constituencies. Each assembly segment has at least 2.5 lakh voters. That means the seat of MLC will have a range of around 80 lakh votes. In such a scenario, 87 percent of the families benefited through the schemes being implemented by the government through DBT.
Out of 80 lakh such families, only 2.5 lakh are registered as voters in the MLC elections. In such situations, 87 percent of the families who are benefited through welfare schemes are very few of the MLC voters. Almost 80 percent of these 2.5 lakh voters in MLC elections are not in DBT. Only 20 percent of people are in DBT. This will be a randomly representative sample.
All other parties joined their hands for MLC elections and YSRCP contested alone. However, Telugu Desam Party did not win with first priority. It all happened because the second preference vote was transferred, because they all are joined together. This doesn’t affect YSRCP at all. Even so, the yellow media is projecting the victory in MLC elections as Chandrababu Naidu’s strength. More rumours will circulate in the coming days and they are also projecting that a list is being readied for which tickets will not be given to 50-60 MLAs and carrying out a false propaganda against each MLA, he rued.
The Chief Minister advised the party cadre to counter attack the rumours being carried out by the yellow media in every village and constituency. He termed Chandra Babu as a mask and the yellow media including Pawan Kalyan as demons and was supported by a gang of dacoits. ‘Dochuko Pachuko Tinuko’ (Plunder, Stash & Devour) was stranded after YSRCP came to power. All of them are supporting Naidu to implement DPT besides DBT initiated by the YSRCP, he said.
With elections to be conducted in a year, several developments will happen and called on the party cadre to be proactive through making best use of social media through launching various campaigns, the Chief Minister said.