He also said that Sankranti evokes images of Bhogi bonfire, decorated bulls and Haridas bhajans, kites and coloured rangolis, fun and frolic. He wished the farmers who were the backbone of the state of Andhra Pradesh, which is also called the Rice Bowl of India and other rural folk great joy and happiness. YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said that the state would be prosperous and happy only if the farmers are happy.
YSR Congress Party President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy extended his greetings to all the Telugu people living across the globe for Sankranti. YS Jagan said that the festival of Sankranti was synonymous with farmers and villages and prayed for the harvest to be plentiful for them this season. He said that Sankranti was a time for familial bonding in the Telugu community and every household should be filled with joy and prosperity.