Andhra Pradesh

‘Go to the people with promises on SCS, loan waiver’

APCC president N. Raghuveera Reddy addressing a meeting in Vijayawada on Saturday.

APCC president N. Raghuveera Reddy addressing a meeting in Vijayawada on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: HAND OUT

Cong. will play key role in formation of government in State, says Raghuveera

Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee president N. Raghuveera Reddy on Saturday asked leaders to go to the people with the slogan that the Congress was going to come to power both at the Centre and the State.

Addressing members of the Pradesh Congress Committee here, he said that the Congress would play a crucial role in the formation of the government in the State and at the Centre AICC president Rahul Gandhi would become Prime Minister.

Mr. Gandhi promised that the first file he would sign was the granting of Special Category Status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh.

So Mr. Gandhi becoming the Prime Minister and Andhra Pradesh being granted SCS were two boons that would work in favour of Congress candidates, he said.

Yet another boon the people would get was the waiver of loans to farmers within 10 days of election, Mr. Raghuveera Reddy said.

The people should be asked if they want ₹2 lakh in one instalment or if they want the ₹2,000 BJP was offering every month, he said.

‘Intintiki Congress’

The PCC chief said the ‘Intintiki Congress’ and booth committee constitution programmes, which were stopped midway, should be completed with immediate effect. He said the Congress leaders should remember that even though Indira Gandhi was defeated at the Centre in 1977, the Congress formed a government in Andhra Pradesh in 1978. Indira Gandhi came back to power in 1980 again.

Manifesto

The district committees should focus on the preparation of the election manifesto, Mr. Reddy said.

PCC vice-president N Tulasi Reddy said people would choose to be the heirs of Mahatma Gandhi rather than Nathuram Godse.

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