YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is voted to power in the 2019 elections with a mind-blowing majority. He is one of the youngest Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh and many hoped that he would bring in a radical change with his young-age mindset and industrialist background.
But then, Jagan is after fulfilling his Navaratnalu promises right from the first day. Even in them, the infrastructure creation promise like Polavaram Project is ignored. And the focus is only on dolling out freebies. There is no single revolutionary policy that will help in job creation.
This is a mindset older than his father’s. Even though Rajasekhar Reddy is another generation leader and focused on freebies, he at least pursued a few infrastructure projects like the Airport and Outer Ring Road though they were conceived by Chandrababu Naidu.
Jagan has completed half of his term and has nothing on his name. Freebies are such that they are not remembered once those given them are out of power. Chandrababu Naidu was not known for his Runa Mafi or Pasupu Kumkuma. Jagan will find a similar position once he gets down.
The upper-middle-class, the rich, and even the working class find no motivation to vote for Jagan. They are neither eligible for the freebies nor get decent infrastructure like roads for the taxes they pay. The working class of the Government rallied around YSR Congress big time in 2019 and now finds themselves waiting forever for salaries.
And then, the government coffers are empty and the finances are shockingly falling. Government is busy even emptying the FDs of other institutions. Very soon, we will see the repercussions of that in the people in the name of increased taxes, further bad infrastructure, etc.
However, this is just not the problem for Jagan. This stint kills the credibility of so-called Young generation leaders. When some other young leader goes to the people promising ‘change’ or ‘Young Generation Rule’, voters will definitely think before giving them a chance.
Jagan may be in his 40s but his mindset is like the leaders of the 1980s who do not know the importance of infrastructure and jobs creations, his opponents criticize.