Guntur: YSR Congress president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy declared that his party is all set to come to power in the State in the next elections. Addressing at the two-day protest that he had launched here on Monday seeing remunerative prices to the farmers, Jaganmohan Reddy wanted farmers and the people to wait for two years as this government would not solve their problems. “We are winning the election and we are coming to power. It is our government that is set to come to power next time. Wait till then,” was what he said before sitting in his protest.
Jaganmohan Reddy would be on protest to highlight the problems of the farmers and seeking creation of price stabilisation fund with Rs 5,000 crore as promised by Chandrababu Naidu during the elections.
Meanwhile, Minister for Agriculture Somireddi Chandramohan Reddy and Minister for Civil Supplies Prathipati Pullarao took strong exception to Jaganmohan Reddy’s protest. The Ministers said that the YSR Congress chief had no right to talk about the farmers as his party recognise them during the elections. The Ministers said that the government was taking every step to help the farmers and get remunerative price. The AP government had written twice to the Central government seeking its intervention and increase in the minimum support price. Though the central government had not responded yet, the State government had swung into action and started to purchase paddy, chillies, turmeric and other agriculture produce at various markets. The Ministers said that they were personally supervising the procurement at the market yards in the State and thus helping the farmers.
The Ministers appealed to the farmers not to be carried away by the misleading campaign by Jaganmohan Reddy. They said that the TDP government was doing better than the previous Congress government though the State started with revenue deficit.