Making “hang the Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu” an integral part of his speech for the third successive day on Saturday, Leader of the Opposition Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy said during electioneering in the Nandyal constituency that he would not fear action.
Addressing a gathering at Yalluru in Gospadu mandal on the fourth day of his show, Mr. Jagan called upon the people to question political leaders by “holding them by their collar” on their promises.
Alleging that Mr. Naidu snatched away the mike from a farmer Mohan when he said loan waiver had not been implemented in toto, the YSR Congress president said no farmer had dared to raise chilli, Bengal gram or other crops as they lacked remunerative prices. The promise to set up a price stabilisation fund with ₹5,000 crore was ignored. “If any farmer, DWCRA beneficiary or student questions Mr. Naidu, he will dub them Jagan’s followers and the police pick them up.”
Accusing the Chief Minister of duping students, Mr. Jagan said he promised a job in every family and to pay unemployment allowance. Mr. Naidu owed ₹76,000 to each unemployed, as 36 months had elapsed since he regained power. The fair price shops supplied nine commodities but were merely giving rice to ration card holders now. He accused the Telugu Desam Party of trying to lure voters by giving them ₹5,000 and make them pledge with a God’s portrait.
Mr. Jagan said he was questioning Mr. Chandrababu Naidu on the mismatch in his words and deeds after his three-and-half-year rule. All the promises made by Mr. Naidu in his Independence Day address in Kurnool in 2014 remained unfulfilled, he said. Justice would prevail in the end, he said.