Jagan giving final touches to manifesto!

Facing a tough battle ahead in the assembly elections scheduled to be held in another one-and-a-half months, YSR Congress party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy is going all out to woo the electorate once again to return to power for a second successive term.

Jagan has already claimed that he has more or less implemented 95 percent of his pre-election promises of 2019; and asked the party leaders and cadre to launch a door-to-door campaign to tell the people how the welfare schemes had benefitted them in the last five years.

But the chief minister knows the people do not have any gratitude for being showered with so many schemes and they want more sops in the name of welfare. So, he has to do something more to win their confidence again to return to power.

That is why, Jagan is doing a massive exercise to work out new schemes to attract the masses. He called for a meeting of all senior leaders and advisors to Tadepalli camp office on Thursday to give final touches to the party manifesto for the upcoming elections.

Some of the schemes, according to party sources, include crop loan waiver up to Rs 1 lakh, enhancement of pensions and some attractive schemes for women.

“Instead of promising developmental programmes and wealth-generating schemes, Jagan is banking once again on the welfare schemes,” a party source said.

The new manifesto is likely to be unveiled at the upcoming “Siddham” rally at Bapatla on March 10, just a couple of days ahead of the announcement of election schedule.

“It will be extensively taken into the people in the next one month, to counter the Super Six schemes unveiled by the TDP-Jana Sena combine,” sources said.

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