YSRCP MLAs Jogi Ramesh and Karumuri Venkata Nageswara Rao hailed Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy for appointing chairpersons for 56 Backward Class Corporations and said it was a boon for the weaker sections of the society.
Addressing the media here on Sunday, MLA Jogi Ramesh said it was in the fitness of things that Jagan Mohan Reddy called the BCs as the Backbone Classes of the society by incorporating 139 BC sections in the 56 corporations. He said the great decision of setting up 56 BC Corportions and the appointment of 672 directors would remain as a major one in the annals of the history of Andhra Pradesh.
He said decision was actually taken by the Chief Minister at Eluru before the elections when Jagan Mohan Reddy declared that he would keep the BCs close to his heart and that they can live with their head high. He has now implemented the decision for which all the BCs are obliged to the Chief Minister. He said that a festive atmosphere all over the state due to the bold decision.
He said that over Rs 33,000 crore was spent for the welfare schemes for BCs within the 16 months of coming to power by the Chief Minister by pressing the button. These funds were directly deposited into the accounts of the BC beneficiaries proving that was directly from the Chief Minister to the common man. The corporations were set up wherever over 30,000 BCs were present covering all the districts, he added.
Moreover, all the BC sections in the state were covered. The MLA said the TDP which used the BCs as a votebank had not done anything for the BCs but it was Jagan Mohan Reddy who has been striving for the wefare of the BCs right from the time he became the Chief Minister. He said it goes to the credit of Jagan Mohan Reddy to have implemented welfare schemes for all the weaker sections by appointing Deputy Chief Ministers from al the weaker sections.
Meanwhile, Karumuri Venkata Nageswara Rao said it seems as though Diwali festival has set in with the bursting of crackers all over the state with the setting up of 56 BC corporations by the Chief Minister. He said with the setting up of 56 corporations the TDP has lost its identity and would be further lose its relevance in the coming days.
He said it was a moment of pride for women who were given 50 per cent reservation in the corporations. He said all the chief ministers in the country were looking at Jagan Mohan Reddy with awe for the bold decision that he has taken today. They were all surprised at the pace with which the Chief Minister was implementing welfare schemes for the weaker sections.
He said the setting up the 56 corporations was a historical decision which taken by the Chief Minister despite the prevalence of Covid-19. He said Jagan Mohan Reddy would remain in the hearts of the BCs forever.