Anantapur: Andhra Pradesh government would create 15 lakh jobs, in the next three years through the `Rajiv Yuvakiranalu` scheme, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar
Reddy, said here on Friday.
Under the scheme, 80,000 jobs would be created in the Anantapur district alone, he said, during a visit here. The scheme was formally launched, on August 20 the birth
anniversary of the late Rajiv Gandhi, and Chief Minister launched the programme in Rayalaseema region at a function here today.
The jobs would be created by imparting employable skills to the youth, he said.
Significantly, Congress MLA from Anantapur district, B Gurunath Reddy, who has quit in support of Kadapa MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, also attended the programme, and said "Jai Congress" and "Jai YSR".
Gurunath Reddy was among the 26 MLAs, who have submitted resignations in protest against the alleged inclusion of late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy`s name in the CBI FIR in the case related to Jagan.
The Congress leaders were quick to hail the gesture of the MLA, saying that all legislators, who had quit in Jagan`s support should change their stance.
"I welcome Gurunath Reddy participating in Chief Minister`s programme. The heart of 26 MLAs, who resigned is in fact with Congress. But they are stuck in the clutches of YSR Congress. I appeal to them to work for the welfare of their constituencies. Their resignations have not been accepted by the Speaker yet," Congress MLA G Veerasiva Reddy said, talking to reporters in Hyderabad.