The newly-elected YSRC MLAs have stitched new clothes for their working president, Vijayamma. She is being dressed up for an exciting role as virtual opposition leader in the days ahead to prove that TDP is redundant
Buoyed by the thumping victory in the recent by-elections, Yuvajana Sramika Rytu (YSR) Congress is gearing up for a virtual take over of the role of opposition party in the State.
As a precursor to the 2014 general elections, the party has decided to raise its voice against glaring public problems by organising agitations and other protest programmes. Following a meeting of party MLAs in Hyderabad on Thursday, the MLAs under the supervision of YSR Congress working president YS Vijayamma, have decided to raise problems faced by ryots across the State.
The party also demanded the State and Central government roll back petrol prices and reduce VAT on textile products.
“The people have given our party a mandate to raise their problems. We will stand by the people of the state,” newly elected YSR Congress Party MLA Dharmana Krishna Das told Postnoon.
On being asked about the sudden flurry of new initiatives of the party to take up State-wide issues, leaders said there was a vacuum in the opposition sphere where major issues go unattended. The Opposition (TDP), they say, is an utter failure and it was on its way out of the political arena of AP.
Only the YSRC can fill the gap, they said. “The results of the recent by- elections clearly indicated popular rejection of the TDP for its gross failure in its role. We will definitely utilise this opportunity and grow into a strong force.
The party leaders are confident that the present political situation in the State would help them in developing its organisational structure and eventually prepare itself to fight 2014 General Elections with a vengeance.
“Post elections, our priority will be to consolidate our position in State’s politics under the leadership of party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy. We will utilise each and every opportunity in order to achieve our goal,” Krishna Das further added.