YSR completes 30 years as Cong. leader, vows to serve people

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Hyderabad, Mar 15 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today reached a new milestone in his political career, completing 30 years as a leader of the Congress since being elected as an MLA for the first time and taking oath on March 15, 1978 at the age of 27.

According to an official release here today, Dr Reddy said he was proud to be born on Telugu soil and get an opportunity to serve the people of the state for 30 years.

On the occasion, he announced that he was 'rededicating' himself for the development of the state.

When the Congress MLAs and ministers congratulated the Chief Minister on the occasion at the Assembly premises, Dr Reddy told them that his 1500 km 'padayatra' in the state, before 2004 election, was a memorable moment in his political career with the support of people.

He announced that cooking gas would be provided at Rs 200 per cylinder as against the present price of Rs 300, immediately after gas production from the KG basin begins.

Water would be provided for the irrigation of 47 lakh acres of land additionally by March 2009 under the 'Jalayagnam' programme, he added.


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