Andhra Pradesh's main opposition YSRCP on Wednesday announced the launch of the second phase of a campaign to highlight unfulfilled promises of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President and Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.
The campaign was launched on the day that the stateās Assembly session begun and is likely to go on till February 8. State Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu is expected to present a vote-on-account on February 5.
While Governor ESL Narasimhan will address a joint session of Assembly and Legsiatlve Council on Wednesday, the chief Opposition party, the YSRCP, has decided to boycott the proceedings entirely.
This is in line with its decision that it took in 2017, demanding the disqualification of the MLAs who defected from their party to the ruling TDP - including four ministers, namely, Adinarayana Reddy, RV Sujay Krishna Ranga Rao, N Amarnath Reddy and Bhuma Akhila Priya.
After the success of the first phase of 'Ninnu Nammam Babu' (We don't trust you Babu) during YSRCP chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy's 14-month-long 'padyatra' that concluded earlier this month, the party is launching the second phase in the run-up to the ensuing simultaneous elections to the state Legislative Assembly and Lok Sabha.
Under the campaign designed by Indian-Political Action Committee (I-PAC), set up by election strategist-turned-politician Prashant Kishor, major unfulfilled promises of Naidu are being highlighted. These include special category status to the state, loan waiver for women self-help groups, a job for every household and free housing for poor.
According to I-PAC, 'Ninnu Nammam Babu' is a platform for the public to register their frustrations with Chandrababu Naidu and declare 'no confidence' in his government.
In order to take the message to people, YSRCP coordinators in all 175 Assembly constituencies have started visiting 20 villages each, in fully branded vehicles, and conduct village-level meetings focusing on Chandrababu Naidu's failures.
The coordinators are also putting-up 6 hoardings near the venue of the meetings, with each hoarding highlighting one of the 6 key failures.
The YSRCP head office and 13 district offices have also been fully branded with the set of 6 hoardings. Over 5,000 cars with 'Ninnu Nammam Babu' stickers on their rear windowpane will be actively roaming all across the state.
Apart from the on-field campaign, I-PAC has also provided a digital platform through the Ninnu Nammam Babu website (https://www.ninnunammambabu.com/). "People can register their grievances/ issues and narrate how they felt cheated by Chandrababu Naidu and his government," I-PAC said.