Vijayawada: Minister for Civil Supplies Kodali Venkateswara Rao (Nani) said that no one can stop the winning spree of YSRCP supporters and expressed confidence that they will win over 11,000 of the total 13,000 sarpanch seats.
Addressing a press conference here on Friday, the minister said that the TDP leaders are spreading false propaganda for their political gains. He said that Chandrababu Naidu was never concerned about the villages or the public welfare which reflected in the first phase results. The minister stated that it is chief minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy's governance that is keeping the YSRCP on a winning spree in all local body elections and added that the TDP cadre itself will abandon Chandrababu after the results.
Speaking about the door-to-door delivery of ration, Nani said that Andhra Pradesh is the only state to distribute Sortex rice and other ration through the door-to-door delivery. Although the chief minister started this initiative with 9,260 vehicles, creating employment for thousands from backward communities, TDP leaders are intentionally politicising this plan by holding back its implementation at the village level. The minister said that though the scheme rolled out on 1 February, citing the election code, a few political parties, with the support of state election commissioner Ramesh Kumar, have stopped its implementation in rural areas.
The minister slammed the opposition leaders for creating hurdles and spreading irrelevant news through their selected media houses. He said that only 2,067 of the total 9,260 vehicles are being used to deliver the supplies that too only in and around urban areas. He assured that the government shall rectify any and all technical glitches involved in the scheme gradually and take the scheme to its desired end.