50 lakh houses for poor, says Jagan

Having made five commitments to the poor and middle class earlier, Jaganmohan Reddy added a few more.

Hyderabad | Published: April 2, 2014 2:27:15 am

Y S Jaganmohan Reddy promised Tuesday he would build 50 lakh houses for the poor in Andhra Pradesh if the YSR Congress is voted to power.

“No poor man in the state will be left homeless by 2019,” Jaganmohan said at a public meeting at Saluru in Vizianagaram district. “During these five years housing for the poor will be taken up on massive scale and 50 lakh houses will be built, according to late Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy’s dream.”

Apart from taking up massive housing, he promised a facelift to the Aarogyasree health insurance scheme so that every district headquarters will have a super-specialty hospital within the reach of poor. “We will ensure all farmers get quality and uninterrupted free power seven hours during the day,” he said. All illegal shops selling country-made liquor will be removed, he said, adding policewomen would be appointed in each village. And measures would be taken to provide jobs to educated youth and students.

Jagan took Chandrababu Naidu on, saying the emptiness of the latter’s poll promises has been exposed. It has become a habit of Naidu to make tall promises and ignore them after coming to power, he said. “But I cannot do that as I am 25 years younger and have to be in public life for 30 more years.”

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