VIZIANAGARAM: Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president D. Srinivas is reaching Visakhapatnam airport at 10 a.m. on Friday and drive straight to Vizianagaram. Local Congress leaders will receive him on the Visakhapatnam-Vizianagaram border.

Public meeting

Mr. Srinivas would address a public meeting near Bhimasingi Sugars in Jami mandal in the evening. AICC general secretary and MP from Parvathipuram V. Kishore Chandra Suryanarayana Deo and MP from Visakhapatnam N. Janardhana Reddy would accompany him, said Minister for Housing Botcha Satyanarayana. At a press conference here on Thursday, Mr. Satyanarayana said that the party won the 2004 elections after Mr. Srinivas launched the election campaign from here, and with the same sentiment he chose to launch his tour of the State from here with a public meeting. With regard to the venue, the Minister said that it was selected to expose the TDP Government’s farm policy then. The TDP sold Nizam Sugars unit at Latchaiahpeta near Bobbili to a private management and the Bhimasingi Cooperative Sugars was forced to close on its own.