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It will mark the completion of two years of party rule

PCC executive meeting on April 24 to discuss the arrangements50,000 partymen are expected to participate in the day-long sessionPlenary will also be a preparatory meet for the Panchayat elections

HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) will hold its own plenary to mark the completion of two-years of the party rule in the State on May 14.

It will be on the lines of the AICC plenary with the party taking stock of the gaps in promises and performance.

Announcing this at a press conference here on Thursday, APCC president K. Keshava Rao said the `PCC plenary' was being held to rededicate the party to the people's welfare.

The day-long session would be attended by the PCC executive, members, MLAs, MPs, Ministers, elected members of local bodies, DCC executive and members of all nominated boards and corporations.

"In all 50,000 are expected to attend the programme," Dr. Keshava Rao said.

The plenary would begin with flag hoisting and after presidential remarks, it would take up policy papers with special focus on the Government's flagship programmes like Indiramma and Jala Yagnam.

Dr. Rao said the plenary would also be a preparatory meeting for the forthcoming Panchayat elections.

Invitations would be extended to AICC president Sonia Gandhi too but chances of her taking part are bleak. However, a couple of veteran Congress leaders from New Delhi may also attend. The PCC would hold its executive meeting on April 24 to discuss the arrangements.

BJP criticised

Dr. Rao ridiculed BJP leader, L. K. Advani's remarks on Telangana and said he had no belief in him. "This is not first time he has changed his stance. Let the BJP give consent for Telangana in writing to the UPA sub-committee," he said.

Mahila meet

The PCC Mahila meet will be held at Medchal on Friday, according to its president, Ganga Bhavani.

It will be attended by incharge of State Congress affairs Digvijay Singh and Rita Bahugana. The Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy will also be attending the meet.