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YSRCP releases poll manifesto, includes 20 lakh houses for the poor

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Hyderabad, Apr 06: With less than a week to the first phase of voting for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) chief Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday released its manifesto for 2019 polls.

File photo of YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) chief Jagan Mohan Reddy

On the occasion of Ugadi, Reddy promised 20 lakh houses for the poor in the next five years. Reddy also took a dig at the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government and said that its manifesto is just a document to fool people.

Rythu Bharosa for farmers promises investment support of Rs. 12,500 a year, free crop insurance, interest-free loans, setting up warehouse, cold storages and food-processing plants.

Rs. 15,000 a year under the Amma Vodi scheme for women for their children's education; Rs. 50,000 a year for Development of Women and Children in Rural Areas (DWCRA) under YSR Aasara, and interest payment for self-help groups, and Rs. 75,000 for Backward Classes, Schedules Castes, Scheduled Tribes and minority women over 45 years under YSR Cheyutha.

It also promises universal healthcare coverage for lower and middle class under Arogyasri, a programme introduced by Reddy's father YS Rajasekhar Reddy. Anyone with an annual income of up to Rs. 5 Lakh can avail a universal health card and benefits for free.

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