Ongole (AP): Late Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy has a permanent place in the hearts of people as he implemented innovative welfare schemes for them, his son and Congress MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy said on Thursday.
"Rajasekhara Reddy has found a permanent place in the
hearts of the people due to innovative welfare schemes like
loans at three per cent interest, free power, old age
pensions," he said.
The 37-year-old Kadapa MP was speaking during his
ongoing `Odarpu (consolation) yatra` in Prakasam district.
Police scaled up the security arrangements to prevent
any untoward incident or clash as Jagan`s supporters alleged
that Congress MLA from Chirala A Krishna Mohan opposed the
installation of YSR`s statues in the region.
The supporters of Jagan alleged that authorities
prevented installing the statues at various places, citing
lack of permission, under pressure from Mohan.
Jagan has been unveiling the statues of YSR at every
village or town during his tour undertaken to meet families of
those who died of shock after the death of his father in a
helicopter crash last year.
Despite Congress high command`s reservations, Jagan
resumed the yatra on September 3, a day after the first death
anniversary of his father. The party, however, indicated that
it may not take any action against him for now.