Andhra Pradesh Elections: Can upgrading Navaratnalu to Navaratnalu Plus win polls for YS Jagan?

Andhra Pradesh Elections 2024: YS Jagan's fate
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Andhra Pradesh is gearing up for the 2024 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections on May 13. With 454 candidates contesting across 25 parliamentary constituencies and 2,387 vying for 175 Assembly seats, the spotlight is on whether the BJP, in alliance with TDP and JSP, can challenge the dominant YSRCP, which swept the 2019 polls.

Andhra Pradesh Elections 2024: YS Jagan’s fate

The focus is on the state government’s ‘Navaratnalu’ program, now termed ‘Navaratnalu Plus’ by CM Jagan Mohan Reddy, promising increased benefits under various welfare schemes.

Under the YSRCP manifesto, financial aid for farmers, education benefits for women, and welfare pension amounts will see significant hikes. The Rythu Bharosa scheme will increase to Rs. 16,000, Amma Vodi to Rs. 17,000, and welfare pension to Rs. 3,500.

The 2019 elections saw a landslide victory for YSRCP, securing 151 out of 175 seats. Now, all eyes are on the upcoming single-phase voting on May 13, with results to be announced on June 4.