Amaravati: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy held a meeting with the YSRCP candidates for MLC polls under local bodies, MLA and Governor quotas, at his camp office on Monday. A total of 18 MLC candidates were announced.
Speaking on the occasion, he called on the candidates to ensure its outreach at every doorstep in each constituency. Out of the 18 seats announced, the YSRCP is fielding 14 candidates from SC, ST, BC and minorities and the remaining four are OCs, including a candidate from the Kamma community.
Stressing on the need for strengthening the party from grassroots, Jagan asked the candidates to be active in the programmes of the party. He asked the candidates to raise their voices boldly against any false propaganda from the opposition.
Jagan said there should be preparedness from now on for the elections due in 13 to 14 months. “Those taking responsibility as MLCs should take steps on what they can do for the party to make sure the administration wins all the 175 seats in the next elections,” he said.
Commenting on the raw deal meted out to the BCs during the TDP regime, he said that Chandrababu Naidu had given few posts to BCs, while claiming to have uplifted the community. Candidates from Vaddi and Vaddera were given opportunities in the MLC polls. He assured that castes such as Rajakas, Nayee Brahmins and others will also be given opportunities in the next phase.