Minutes after Jaganmohan Reddy was sworn-in as the new chief minister, he cleared a file that increased pension amount to older adults. Reddy also warned ‘yellow media’ not to publish, air or telecast fabricated stories about his government
Vijayawada: After taking oath as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jaganmohan Reddy, signed a file related to pensioners.
According to reports, Jagan increased the pension of older adults from Rs 1000 to Rs 2250. He also promised the people that the pension money would be increased by Rs 250 every year.
The massive crowd assembled at Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium cheered the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. Jagan assured people that he would keep up the promises made in the manifesto before the elections by the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP).
Addressing the gathering, Jagan said that he would find a solution for people who had shared their problems with him in the padayatra that he had undertaken earlier. He also promised that he would stand by them and provide corruption-free governance in the state.
He also sent out a strong message to pro-TDP media outlets, commonly referred to as “yellow media” by the YSRCP leaders by stating that if any twisted stories about his government were published or aired, the party workers would take them to court to take legal action against them.
The second chief minister of Andhra Pradesh was administered the oath of office by Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan. Several party leaders and other state chief ministers like K Chandrashekar Rao and DMK chief MK Stalin attended Jagan's swearing-in ceremony.
He also received congratulatory messages from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Twitter.
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Last Updated May 30, 2019, 4:41 PM IST