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Keshava Rao launches campaign for local body polls

Dharmana, Botcha attend AICC general secretary present `Congress in strong position'

Srikakulam: During the last two years, the Congress Government has done enough and has the moral strength to seek vote in the coming local body elections. To ensure fruits of development to the poor and the weaker sections, it is necessary to capture local bodies where youth would be given top priority. Congress candidates to be selected at the local level will win more than 90 per cent of the seats. If anything went against this forecast, that would be because of `match fixing' (meaning internal sabotage) and not because of lack of support from the public.

This was the theme of speeches of leaders, who included Pradesh Congress Committee president K. Keshava Rao, Minister for Revenue Dharmana Prasada Rao, Marketing Minister Botcha Satyanaranya and AICC general secretary P. Sudhakara Reddy, at the plenary session of the District Congress Committee which was held at the Dr. Ambedkar Bhavan here on Friday evening. Mr. Keshava Rao who was the chief guest formally blew the conch, marking the launch of campaign of the party for the ensuing local elections.

Indiramma

Even after more than 50 years of Independence, villages continued to suffer for want of basic facilities. Indiramma programme would ensure those needs, Mr. Keshava Rao said.