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Political scenario of AP
poorna chandra rao | 28 Jun 2011

After the change of power all welfare schemes have been stopped in Andhra Pradesh.

I just want to speak about the problems faced by people in Andhra Pradesh. First of all I would like to talk about the welfare activities launched by former CM Y.S Rajasekhar Reddy. He started fee re-imbursement for economically backward people, pension for widows and old people, 108-free ambulances, aarogyasri etc. People were happy during his reign, but after his demise everything changed. Large number of poor students made it to higher educational institutions when Reddy was CM but now many plan not to go for higher studies because of the fee structure laid down by the institutions. Also, there has been a change in power centre of state after the death of Reddy. He used to launch his schemes without hesitation and dynamically started jalayagnam, a water management programme no previous CM of Andhra Pradesh had thought of. He was the top decision maker, but now everything is decided by high command. So I feel political leaders should think twice before misusing their power. People vote for politicians whom they believe in, but politicians always betray their trust.