APCC president Botcha Satyanarayana is likely to visit New Delhi in a day or two to get the approval for the long pending State executive list.

This is in tune with the AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s directions to all the State unit presidents to constitute the PCC executive committees within two months. During an interaction with the PCC chiefs and Congress Legislature Party leaders in New Delhi last month, Mr. Gandhi had said that all the State, district, block and village-level committees should be constituted to galvanise the party to face the 2014 general elections.

List with high command

Sources said Mr. Satyanarayana had already sent a list of names to the high command for its approval last year itself. The list was sent back with instructions to carry out changes after the party president Sonia Gandhi objected to inclusion of too many MPs and MLAs instead of giving preference to party seniors. The list was again sent back to the Central leadership but is pending approval.

The APCC chief, when queried about his Delhi visit, said he was planning to meet the Central leadership and get the approval for the executive committee. Further, he pointed out that AICC general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad would be urged to give dates for the Congress’ regional conference in Vijayawada either on March 9, 16 or 17.

At a press conference here, Mr. Satyanarayana hailed the Union budget stating that it did not disappoint any section of the society. He maintained that farmers, women and youth had got a fillip in the budget. Setting up of a women’s bank with Rs. 1,000 crore corpus and soft loans for the farmers as well as weavers would help the deprived sections, he added.

Babli ruling

On the Supreme Court’s ruling on Babli project, the PCC chief said setting up of a monitoring committee headed by Central Water Commission officials would ensure that injustice is not done to AP. He agreed that upper riparian States always had an advantage in utilising river waters.

Move in line with Rahul Gandhi’s directions to State unit chiefs