Jagan Sets Eye On Next Elections: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has laid out a roadmap for his party leaders and MLAs, with a warning that only those with good “scores” can expect tickets in 2024. The party has set a target of 151 seats for itself, out of 175. The party had won 150 seats last time.
At a meeting, the MLAs were told they would be graded depending on the success of their door-to-door campaigning, and a mass contact programme beginning May and lasting nine months, in which they must explain to people the implementation of government schemes and development activities taken up by the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) government.
MLAs have to visit at least 10 village / ward secretariats every month, monitor for two days and provide feedback.
Jagan said the target of 151 seats was achievable as the government had fulfilled “95% of its poll promises” and “credited over Rs 1.37 lakh crore through DBT (direct benefit transfer), without any corruption”.
Among the schemes YSRCP leaders have been told to campaign about are the distribution of housing site ownership documents to eligible poor beneficiaries. On Thursday, the CM toured Visakhapatnam and Anakapalli districts to distribute 1.32 lakh such documents himself.
The CM also directed that 50% of the booth committees of the party be reserved for women and 50% for SCs, STs, backward classes or minorities in constituencies where their numbers are substantial.
Jagan alleged that the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and a few media organisations supporting it, are bent on stalling all development works initiated by his government for the benefit of the poor. They are going to courts and creating hurdles in their implementation, he pointed out.