Polls over, YSR gets down to workMay 18th, 2009 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 18 (IANS) Even before taking oath as chief minister for a new term, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy Monday got down to work saying the elections and politics are over and his only mantra now is development and welfare of Andhra Pradesh.
YSR, who led the Congress party to a second consecutive victory, chaired a meeting of top officials soon after his return from New Delhi, where he called on party president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
“Elections and politics are over. Now our only mantra should be development and welfare programmes. Let us keep aside the elections and bitter politics that dominated the state scene for the last two months,” he told the meeting at his camp office.
YSR, who will take oath as chief minister Wednesday, asked officials to address the drinking water problem and take necessary steps to prevent inundation of low-lying areas during monsoon.
He also asked officials to concentrate on all the ongoing and pending projects, especially irrigation projects.
“I have not created any history. It is the people of the state who created history. They have rejected all hollow promises by the opposition combine and their baseless allegations against my government and the Congress party,” he said when a senior bureaucrat said he (YSR) had created history.
In Andhra Pradesh, YSR has become the first chief minister to lead the Congress to a second successive term in nearly three decades. His party got 157 seats in the 294-member assembly and won 33 out of 42 Lok Sabha seats from the state.
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