YSR Congress Party, an acronym for Yuvajana Sramika Raithu Congress Party which literally means Youth, Labour and Farmer Congress Party, is a regional political party in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. Currently, its president is Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy, the son of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy (popularly known as YSR). Both YSR and Jaganmohan Reddy (called Jagan by his followers) had been members of the Indian National Congress.
YSR Congress party (YSRCP) Chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy came up with an elaborate model of governance comprising welfare schemes based on the party’s Navaratnalu. As the name suggests, through nine large-scale welfare programs which will percolate to the grassroots.
1. YSR Rythu Bharosa
The YSRCP promises to offer financial assistance of Rs 50,000 to farmers. In the second year, each farmer’s family would be given Rs 12,500 per year, in addition to zero-interest loans and free bore-wells. A calamity relief fund of Rs 4,000 crore, 9 hours free electricity during the day, cold storage units and food processing centres in every constituency are among a list of benefits promised to farmers.
2. Fee Reimbursement
The party, if elected to power, plans to provide a comprehensive fee reimbursement scheme, in line with late Chief Minister Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy’s vision. In addition to complete fee reimbursement, an allowance of Rs 20,000 would be given to every student. A total of Rs 1 to 1.5 lakh would be spend on each student’s education.
The Arogyasri scheme would be applicable to all medical treatments of above Rs 1,000. Regardless of the location of the hospital, all medical expenses would be borne by the government.
Under this scheme, lakhs of families would be benefited by irrigation projects. Completion of Polavaram project on a war footing is one of the priorities under Jalayagnam.
5. Ban on Alcohol
The YSRCP promises to put in place a ban on sale of alcohol across the State in three stages.
6. Amma Vodi
With a view to encourage families with school-going children, the YSRCP promises to provide Rs 15,000 towards assistance to all mothers who send their children to school.
7. YSR Asara
All loans pertaining to the women’s co-operative societies would be waived. In addition, zero-interest loans would be issued. Payment of interest amount on loans up to Rs 50,000 would be borne by the government. YSR Cheyutha Through YSR Cheyutha, the YSRCP intends to support all women from SC, ST, BC and minority communities, who are aged over 45. This would amount to Rs 75,000 per woman from these communities over a period of 4 years.
8. Pedhalandariki Illu
In five years, the YSRCP promises to build 25 lakh homes for the poor. Permanent houses to the homeless poor will be built over a period of 5 years and registered in name of the woman of the household. The government will also take the initiative of providing an additional loan facility through banks at 0.25 paisa interest.
9. Pensionla Pempu
The eligibility age criteria of 65 years for the pensions would be reduced to 60 years. Senior citizens aged above 60 would be given Rs 2,000 while the physically challenged would be given a pension of Rs 3,000.
Total Tanuku Constituency
Total Tanuku Voters
Karumuri Venkata Nageswara Rao was born on 2nd October 1964 to Karumuri Ramakrishna garu and Karumuri Suryakathamma garu in Attili, West Godavari District, into a Hindu family.
He moved to Hyderabad at the age of 18 and started his own business. He has two sisters and a brother who is a chemistry professor in Tanuku. In 1989 he was married to Lakshmi Kiran. The couple have a son and daughter.
He started his political career in Congress Party, he was General Secretary of Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee from 2009 to 2014. He also served as chairperson for West Godavari Zilla Parishad for three years before being elected as MLA for the first time in 2009.
He was awarded honorary doctorate in social service by Westbrook University, US in 2007. He has been appointed as General Secretary of Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee on 9 June 2013. He was elected for second term as MLA from Tanuku in 2019 elections representing YSR Congress.