ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Six Months of YSRCP Rule in Andhra Pradesh

The initial period of the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party rule indicates that the focus of the new chief minister is on rolling out welfare policies, as articulated in the manifesto. Nevertheless, the government is embroiled in controversies over policies pertaining to education, sand mining, and a new capital for the state.

Y S Jaganmohan Reddy-led Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) got a landslide victory in May 2019, driving the Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party (TDP) to ignoble defeat. The poll battle was like a referendum between Jagan and Naidu. Both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress were decimated and the Pawan Kalyan-led Jana Sena and its alliance partners, the left parties, failed to show any impact. The nature of the mandate has given Jagan a historic opportunity to initiate a model of governance that stands above the political and social fault lines rocking Andhra Pradesh (AP). But, the series of administrative and policy actions of Jagan are mired in controversy. Jagan’s six-month rule is characterised by a clear impatience to unravel his welfare agenda as promised in his election manifesto. The opposition that finds it difficult to catch him on the wrong side, especially on his welfare agenda, is cautiously picking up each issue that has an element of either controversy or shortcoming.

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Updated On : 21st Jan, 2020
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