With the threat of mid-term polls looming, the UPA is going all out to woo voters.
The Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, busy now with Indiramma Bata has announced that his cabinet colleagues will undertake similar yatras in their districts.
Kiran has said that the cabinet ministers would cover at least 100 assembly constituencies in one month’s time. This has generated a flutter among the ministers who were so far content following the CM in his tour when the yatra enters their constituency. “We will undertake the yatra,” was the response of many ministers when contacted.
Commenting on the issue minister for women and child welfare, Vakiti Sunitha Laxma Reddy said, “The CM has already chalked out a detailed schedule of Indiramma Bata tour to all districts. He is touring about three districts every month. We thought that there would be coordination problems if ministers too undertake it now. Once the CM’s programme comes to a conclusion ministers will begin.”
Sunitha agreed that the ministerial yatras will help them monitor the status and progress of the government development programmes. The party leadership is asked to ensure that all governmental programmes are explained to people so that no other party (meaning YSRC) would appropriate them.
The CM is also holding review meetings with district officials. These meetings will not only throw light on issues obstructing development but also help the government to see that adequate budget is allocated to them. We will take up these issues and ensure that the budget is allocated to complete those works. It is also one of the reasons to postpone our simultaneous tours,” she cited. The ministers tours are likely to begin after the budget session.