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‘Didn’t I change your lives’? CM Jagan meets people on Day 2 of ‘Memantha Siddham’

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Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy interacted with a cross section of people and intellectuals here on Thursday on the second day of his ‘Memantha Siddham’ (‘We are Ready’) bus yatra.
Resuming his poll campaign from Allagadda night halt camp, the Chief Minister spent time meeting people and accepting suggestions on the implementation of welfare schemes and improving the functioning of the government.
During the interaction, the Chief Minister said that he was much younger to the 75-year-old TDP leader Chandrababu Naidu and asked them to think if they had experienced the present style of administration and received the present volume of benefits during Chandrababu’s rule.
He asked the people if they found any transformation in their lives during the term of Chandrababu, who claims to have an experience of 40 years in politics and 14 years as Chief Minister, and told them to assess how their lives transformed during the past 58 months.

As per the details available, 1,391 households (93.60 percent ) out of 1,486 houses in the first secretariat and 1,448 (95.32 percent) out of 1,519 households in the second secretariat of Yerraguntla village have received benefits worth Rs 48. 74 crore under various DBT welfare schemes in the last 58 months and this is unprecedented.
While 468 persons in the village received house site pattas, construction of 144 houses is over, he said, adding that students and others also benefited under non-DBT welfare schemes.
YSRCP leaders Peddireddi Ramachandra Reddy, Vasireddy Padma, MLA Gangula Brijendra Reddy and several party functionaries also participated in the programme.

Beneficiaries heap praise on CM
Beneficiaries of various welfare schemes heaped praise and got emotional while expressing gratitude to Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy here on Thursday, during the interactive session.
K Pushpa Latha extended a warm welcome to the Chief Minister saying she considers him as own brother.
“As a brother to women, as a maternal uncle to children, as a son to several people and as a grandson to many aged, you have done immense good to all of us. You should continue as Chief Minister to help us,” she wished.
Swathi, a private school teacher and an MPTC member, said that she has entered politics drawing courage from the Chief Minister’s inspirational speeches. She said that most of the women in Andhra Pradesh have become very courageous and 50 per cent reservations have given them social and political empowerment.
Private employee Hussain Basha, another beneficiary, told the Chief Minister that his bed-ridden son is now able to stand up after two of the three surgeries were performed and doctors are ready to perform the third surgery thanks to the upping of treatment limit up to Rs 25 lakh under YSR Aarogyasri.
Aparna, a specially-abled person, told the Chief Minister that her husband Savitri Prasad is also handicapped and they got a house under the housing scheme. She said her husband is an artist and has worked hard on drawing a portrait of the Chief Minister. They presented the portrait to him.
Santi Prasad thanked the Chief Minister saying they were qualified in the TET exam too. They said they are receiving Rs 3,000 monthly pension each and have received Rs 3.5 lakh in the last five years.
Earlier, on the way to Yerraguntla, the Chief Minister blessed the newly-wed couple Venkataswamy and Kaveri.

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