YSR sworn in Andhra CM

YSR sworn in Andhra CM

He signs two files for increased quota on rice and power

Y S Rajasekhara Reddy seeks the blessings of Governor N D Tiwari after  taking charge as the CM of Andhra Pradesh at LB Stadium in Hyderabad on Wednesday.  PTI

YSR is the only chief minister to have completed the full term before getting elected for a second term.
As part of fulfilling his election promises, YSR signed two files on the podium minutes after he was sworn in by Governor N D Tiwari.

The files are related to increasing the quota of cheap rice for the below poverty line people from the present 20 kg to 30 kg and enhancing free power supply to farmers from seven hours to nine hours.
While the increased hours of power supply would come into effect immediately, the raised quota of rice would be implemented from October, YSR announced.

Expressing gratitude to the people for re-electing his party and reposing their faith in him, YSR promised to live up to their expectations. He said the people had written a new chapter by reposing their faith in the Congress and his government.

“How can I repay for sending the largest number of MPs (33) to the Lok Sabha,” he asked.
YSR appreciated the people for proving wrong all soothsayers, who had said anti-incumbency would work against him and that it was not possible to win the second time. “But I had full faith in you. Not even of a minute I doubted you,” he said.

The people not only proved them wrong but sent the largest number of MPs from the state, giving the Congress an unprecedented victory. “The people are wise. They saw through the dishonest and opportunistic plans of the opposition parties which never fulfilled their promises. I believe this election was a fight between trust and deceit. We did not go back on any single promise and won the trust of the people by giving them a credible government,” he said pointing to the TDP without naming it.
Recalling that his government had responded to every call of the poor, he listed out the various programmes that had benefited the people. He said the unprecedented ‘Jalayagnam’ programme of constructing irrigation projects was a symbol of his government’s commitment to the development of the state. While 15 projects had already been constructed, the rest would be taken up on a war footing.

While only YSR was sworn in on Wednesday as in 2004, the council of ministers is expected to be sworn in a few days. In the first installment, about 30 ministers are expected to be sworn in, according to sources here. Congress Working Committee member Veerappa Moily was present as the party high command representative.

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