Andhra Pradesh, which used to witness continuous drought due to lack of adequate rains during the Chandrababu Naidu regime during his earlier stint between 1999 and 2004, started receiving good rains soon after late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy took over as the chief minister in May 2004.
YSR used to say then that “Varunudu Paa Vaipe Unnadu” (Rain god is on our side). Thanks to copious rains and flowing tanks, YSR could successfully implement the free-of-cost power supply to agriculture sector for seven hours.
Now, the history seems to have repeated in Andhra Pradesh.
The state which was reeling under severe heat wave conditions for the last few days received heavy rains accompanied by strong winds in several parts on Wednesday, a day before YSR’s son and YSR Congress president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy took over as the chief minister.
The heavy rains provided much-needed relief to the people of Vijayawada from sweltering heat and lowered temperatures considerably.
Though the rains badly hit the preparations at the Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium, the venue of the swearing in, the officials quickly swung into action and got the stadium ready.
Now, it’s time for Jagan to repeat his father’s words: “Rain god is on our side” and blessed the people with Rajanna Rajyam in the coming days!