Addressing a gathering at Gannavaram town near here as part of his election campaign in the Seemandhra region, he claimed that people never believed Chandrababu Naidu who scrapped all welfare schemes launched by his predecessor, the late Andhra Pradesh chief minister NT Rama Rao, who had also founded the TDP.
Jagan claimed that Naidu's announced several sops this time only to become chief minister and that even his own party men did not believe him. Jagan promised that he would restore all welfare schemes which were launched by his late father and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy as well as implement them wholeheartedly.
He said that he would change the direction of the state and its people in order to live permanently in the hearts of the people like his late father Rajasekhara Reddy. Later, he conducted a road show from Gannavaram through villages adjacent to Vijayawada and also in towns on his way to Guntur.