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YSRCP North Assembly Constituency candidate KK Raju

After the TDP-BJP-JSP alliance in Andhra Pradesh released its joint manifesto, YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) constituency candidate KK Raju hit on former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and alleged that the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader has never stood by his words or manifesto in the past. KK Raju said, “N Chandrababu Naidu never stands by his words or the manifesto. He promised TIDCO houses and collected money from the people, later he cheated. People will not believe his manifesto. He is a liar. After he had been given power, he will not take care of the people.”

The TDP-BJP-JSP alliance in Andhra Pradesh has released its joint manifesto titled ‘Praja Manifesto’ ahead of the upcoming elections in the state, promising to provide a monthly pension of Rs 1,500 to eligible women offer. At a press conference at Undavalli in Guntur, TDP national president N Chandrababu Naidu, JSP chief K Pawan Kalyan and Andhra Pradesh BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh released the joint manifesto of the TDP and JSP.

“Rs 1,500 is given to women in the state every month. With this, they will also receive Rs 18,000 annually, which amounts to 90,000 over five years. In addition, there is free bus transport for women in RTC buses,” the manifesto said. The Telugu Desam Party, Janasena and BJP also promised to provide Rs 3,000 monthly financial assistance to unemployed youth.

“There is a need to gain the confidence of the youth in the state. To achieve that, we have announced 20 lakh jobs in the next five years. Until they get work, they will get unemployment benefit of Rs 3,000.” according to the manifesto. The parties also said that they will provide Rs 15,000 for every school-going child through Thalliki Vandhanam.

In view of the increased prices of gas cylinders, the alliance will help every household with three free gas cylinders, it added. The three parties also promised to conduct a ‘skills census’ across the state.

“This is the first of its kind in the country. To increase the productivity of the people, we have decided to take this up,” she added. Janasena, TDP and BJP are NDA alliance partners in the southern state.

As part of a seat-sharing agreement among NDA partners, TDP was allotted 144 Assembly constituencies and 17 Lok Sabha, while BJP will contest from six Lok Sabha and 10 Assembly seats. Janasena will contest two Lok Sabha and 21 Assembly seats. Elections to the 175-member Assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh are scheduled on May 13 and counting of votes will take place on June 4. (ANI)

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