YSR upbeat about winning polls

Special Correspondent

Quotes survey stating Congress has 67 per cent voter base

Praja Rajyam, TDP leaders join Congress

YSR terms PCC chief and himself a ‘winning combination’

KADAPA: Congress will surely regain power as the party has about 67 per cent voter base, Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy asserted on Saturday, quoting surveys.

No other political party has so much voter patronage in the country, he stated while addressing Congress members after inaugurating Indira Bhavan, District Congress Committee office built at a cost of Rs. 3 crore in Kadapa. Congress would win both the Parliamentary seats and all ten Assembly seats in Kadapa district, he reiterated.

“Ours is a winning combination”, Dr. Reddy said recalling his tenure as CLP leader and that of D. Srinivas as PCC president, when Congress regained power in 2004. His government was ensuring the welfare of all sections despite hardship, Dr. Reddy said and called on partymen to strive to ensure re-election of Congress to power.

Sonia lays stone

PCC president D. Srinivas said, the Chief Minister was developing the State through unprecedented welfare schemes.

He called upon party leaders and activists to strive like disciplined soldiers to ensure a thumping victory to party candidates.

“Strive to ensure victory in both Lok Sabha and 10 Assembly seats in Kadapa district”, he said. He recalled that UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi had laid foundation stone for the DCC office which has now been inaugurated.

Praja Rajyam leaders P. Manohar Reddy, Chennamsetty Murali and Rajesh and TDP corporator Challa Krishnaiah, leaders Peta Nagaraju and Swarnakumari and 100 others joined the Congress in Dr. Reddy’s presence. District Congress Committee president K. Suresh Babu welcomed the Chief Minister and PCC president. Minister for Medical Education G. Aruna, ZP Chairperson D. Jyothi Reddy, legislators Mohd. Ahmedullah, G. Veerasiva Reddy, K. Prabhavathamma, D.L. Ravindra Reddy, D.C. Govinda Reddy, PCC secretaries M. Ashok Kumar and T. Sivasankar, city Congress president B. Ayyanna, city Youth Congress president G. Srikanth Reddy and district Seva Dal chairman B. Nityananda Reddy participated.

Constructive talks

Later, addressing ZPTC members and mandal presidents after inaugurating a modern Zilla Parishad meeting hall here, Mr. Srinivas exhorted public representatives and officials to take up constructive discussions for ensuring public welfare. Discussions play an important part in upkeep of democracy and ensuring people’s good, he said.

Zilla Parishad Chairperson D. Jyothi Reddy described it as a golden moment in the ZP history. Thanking the Chief Minister for sanctioning funds for the most modern ZP meeting hall in the State, she promised that the members would strive for strengthening the party and would propagate the government’s developmental schemes.

Zilla Parishad chairperson, ZP vice-chairman M. Devanath Reddy and Thondur ZPTC member Sivamohan Reddy felicitated the Chief Minister by presenting a shawl and a memento.

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