Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy is understood to have invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Andhra Pradesh and launch the prestigious YSR Rythu Bharosa programme in the State. The chief minister met the Prime Minister in Delhi on Saturday and extended formal invitation to the Prime Minister.
The chief minister had initially planned to launch the scheme on October 15. The scheme would offer Rs 15,000 financial assistance to the farmers towards crop investment. Though Jaganmohan Reddy had promised to roll out this from the next Kariff season, he had decided to extend it from this Rabi season.
As the new government takes this scheme on top priority, the chief minister is looking for national attention for the scheme and it would be possible if the Prime Minister launches the scheme. It is for this reason, the chief minister had requested the Prime Minister to visit the State.
While what the Prime Minister had said to the chief minister is not known yet, Narendra Modi is also interested in luring the farming sector. He had announced Rs 6,000 to every farmer and the scheme is being rolled out across the State. The launch of YSR Rythu Bharosa would give the Prime Minister a chance to speak about his contribution too.
The ruling YSR Congress leaders in the State are confident that Prime Minister would accept the invitation and launch the scheme sometime in October. The chief minister is prepared to postpone the date that suits to the Prime Minister schedule.
It is to be seen whether the Prime Minister would accept the invitation or not