Rama Krishna Sangem
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on August 15, Tuesday, hoisted the national triclour flag on the occasion of 77th Independence Day at a colourful event held in Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in Vijayawada. CM Jagan inspected a police parade and received guard of hour. This Jagan’s Independence Day as CM for the 5th year.
Speaking on the occasion, CM Jagan said that his government which came to power in 2019 May has fulfilled its poll promises to an extent of 99 per cent and is about to complete the remaining too soon. “Nava Rathnalu” (Nine promises he made in his 2019 election manifesto) are true reflection of his government’s commitment to the poorest of the poor in Andhra Pradesh.
CM Jagan who will be facing elections to AP assembly May 2024 said: “I am proud to say that we have provided financial assistance worth Rs 2.31 lakh crore in the last 50 months, through direct benefit of transfer method. We have created 2.06 lakh jobs in the last four years. This a record and will help removing poverty in villages and in urban areas,” said the CM.
Welfare and Development in AP
CM Jagan claimed that though his government is committed to welfare of the poor, development aspect has not been neglected. Four ports have taken off and their construction is in the process. An international airport at Bhogapuram is going to come up soon. AP is No 1 in the Ease of Doing Business rankings continuously for three years. We got investments to a tune of around Rs 67, 196 crore through 127 major industries,” said CM Jagan.
CM Jagan said that he has signed MoUs with investors and industry leaders during a recent Global Investors Summit in Visakhapatnam wooing investments worth Rs 13.42 lakh crore. He said that as many as 2 lakh Small and Medium Enterprises too were set up in the State, thus providing jobs on a large scale. CM Jagan claimed his efforts to make AP No 1 in the country in coming years will bear fruit.
The CM criticised the opposition parties for resisting change at the ground level. “For example, when we started English medium classes in government schools, some rich and affluent sections have opposed it. They want English medium for their children, but Telugu medium for the poor. This is nothing but a sort of untouchability and discrimination against the poor. My fight is for the poor and oppressed classes in our society,” said CM Jagan.
CM Jagan detailed various developmental activities in Andhra Pradesh and touched almost all departments with numbers and figures. Medical and Health is one department where he claimed to have done a lot in he last four years. “We have got 17 new medical colleges, and recruited 53,126 posts in the department. We have purchased 1,514 vehicles for emergency medical services of 108 and 104,” said CM Jagan.
Chief Secretary KS Jawahar Reddy, IAS, Director genera of police and many public representatives and officials and public were present at the meeting.