My Dream Came True After 3,648-km Padayatra: AP CM
, Aug.18 (Maxim News): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy told Americans at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Centre, Dallas, USA, that his dream of becoming Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh was fulfilled after his 3,648-km padayatra in the entire State.
Amidst wild applause, the AP Chief Minister said he has several dreams to usher in social justice in his State and no child or youth should stay away from studies for want of opportunities or money. He also said no person should continue to suffer from illness due to lack of facilities or lack of financial support and no able person should sit idle for want of jobs. He wants the marginalized sections should be empowered economically, socially and politically. To fulfil all these dreams, Jagan said, he came up with Navaratnas, which would cater to the needs of all sections, and listed welfare measures like Rythu Bharosa, Amma Vodi, Aarogyasri, YSR Asara, YSR Cheyutha, Pensions, Housing, Fees Reimbursement and so on. He also declared that he would provide transparent and corruption-free government.
“I have a dream that farmers in the agrarian economy of Andhra Pradesh should not slip into distress and fall into a debt trap as they do not get proper inputs and there are no buyers of their produce or their crops face the wrath of nature. I have a dream to drive corruption away along with illiteracy as the enrolment percent among BRICS nations is higher when compared to that ours. Russia has 81 %, China 48 %, Brazil 50 % but ours is only 25 %”, he added.
Jagan Mohan Reddy said he wants to provide good education to children and see government hospitals provide quality medicare and every citizen should have own house. He also wanted every village in the State should have irrigation and drinking water facilities and there will be no bias on the basis of caste, creed, religion, political affiliations.
He thanked the Indian diaspora for their affection and love they have shown in the faraway land and he acknowledged their role the thundering victory of his party winning 151 of the 175 Assembly and 22 of the 25 Parliament seats by polling 50 % of votes. He said he was happy to note that there are over 41 lakh Indians in the United States which Telugu community forms nearly four lakhs.
It may be mentioned here that Jagan emulated the American social reformer Martin Luther King’s stunning speech ‘I have a dream’ of social justice. (Maxim News)