I will make a corruption free government says AP CM YS Jagan
Mr. Reddy begins his speech by saying ''Jagan Mohan Reddy ane nenu''. The crowd gives him a rousing response.
He recalls his padayatra and thanks to individuals for giving this command.
"As a chief minister, I give you one assurance — I am here to listen to you and understand your dreams," he says.
In contrast to different parties, the YSR Congress party released just a two-page manifesto, Mr. Reddy recalls.
"YSRC needed everybody to understand the manifesto. The manifesto is the Bible, Quran and Bhagavad Gita for me. It will be the guiding light to me for the following five years," he says and comes out with the assurance to people that he will satisfy every one of the promises made in the manifesto.
Grandmothers and grandfathers would say their pension was a simple Rs. 1000. ''My first signature will be on pensions.'' The old age pension will be increased to Rs. 2250 this year. "It will be increased to Rs. 2500 one year from now," he says.
The government wants the 'navaratnas' to reach everybody, irrespective of caste, creed and political affiliations. Four lakh grama volunteers will be enrolled by August 15 for this purpose.
One volunteer for every 50 households. Rs. 5,000 will be paid to each volunteer. They can proceed until they show signs of a better job.
"A call center at the Chief Minister's Office will get complaints and grievances on schemes. As a feature of progressive changes in administration, town secretariats will be started." With this, another 1.6 lakh jobs will be given at town secretariats. All applications submitted at the secretariats will be addressed in 72 hours.
"The administration will be cleansed start to finish," Mr. Reddy says. He seeks six months to one year to cleanse the system.
The government wants to save 10 to 20% in the offering process. He says he plans to present "reverse tendering". Contracts will be dropped if defilement is found.
He says he will name a legal commission to investigate tenders. He would seek a meeting with the Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court. The power purchase rates will also be assessed.