The Septa: 7 Concerns looming over Jagan government from Polavaram to temple attacks

A Jagan wave in 2019 won the YSRCP 151 Assembly seats and 22 of 25 Lok Sabha seats. To take on the YSRCP, Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena Party (JSP) and Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party (TDP) have teamed up with the BJP.

Bhaskar Chakravorty
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Andhra Pradesh will cast its votes for its 175-member assembly. In 2019, the YSR Congress, led by Jagan Mohan Reddy, won 151 seats and surged to power. These five problems, which include Polavaram and attacks on temples, might make the YSRCP's most difficult task more difficult.The leader of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), N Chandrababu Naidu, claimed that the administration led by YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had failed miserably, three years after the YSRCP stormed to power in Andhra Pradesh.

 In addition, Naidu, the former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, asserted that anti-incumbency sentiment had peaked and that all segments of the public were prepared to reject the YSRCP in the 2024 Vidhan Sabha elections. A Jagan wave in 2019 won the YSRCP 151 Assembly seats and 22 of 25 Lok Sabha seats. In order to take on the YSRCP, Pawan Kalyan's JanaSena Party (JSP) and Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party (TDP) have teamed up with the BJP.

Here we present you with 7 issues that could pose problems for Jagan in this election!

Polavaram Project 

The Polavaram project, initially estimated at Rs 21,000 crore with a 20-year timeline, now faces delays and cost overruns, totaling nearly Rs 50,000 crore. The TDP accuses Jagan's administration of neglecting the project, vital for resolving irrigation and drinking water issues in Rayalaseema.

Andhara waits for a big change 

Andhra Pradesh's quest for a new capital remains unfulfilled a decade after the state's division. Hyderabad served as the joint capital until June 2024, leaving Andhra without its designated capital. The YSRCP faces accusations from Chandrababu Naidu's TDP for hindering Amaravati's development.

Governance Accountability

Amidst allegations of corruption and cronyism, the government's commitment to transparency and accountability comes under scrutiny. The lack of decisive action against malfeasance and allegations of nepotism undermine public confidence and raise questions about ethical governance practices.

Capital City Conundrum

The failure to expedite the development of Amaravati as Andhra Pradesh's capital has fueled discontent among citizens and opposition parties. Amidst allegations of favoritism and inadequate planning, the delay in establishing a functional capital city undermines the government's credibility and governance agenda.

Jagan accused of attacking the temple 

Attacks on temples pose a significant challenge for Jagan's YSRCP government, with over 200 temples reportedly targeted during the previous administration. Criticism mounts against the YSRCP for allegedly undermining investigations into these incidents, prompting opposition parties to question the state's commitment to preserving Hindu sanctity.

The land-titling act wasn't so fair!

The AP Land Titling Act, introduced by the Jagan Mohan government, faces scrutiny over concerns of government overreach and land seizure. The TDP-JSP-BJP alliance denounces the Act as a "land-grabbing" tool, accusing Jagan of exploiting it to seize land under the guise of digitizing records.

Unfulfilled jobs and promises

Job creation promises made by Jagan's administration face skepticism, particularly regarding the pledge to provide 20 lakh jobs. Critics accuse Jagan of failing to fulfill commitments, such as signing the DSC, raising doubts about his credibility among voters. The issue of unemployment resonates strongly with voters, potentially impacting the YSRCP's electoral prospects.