ANDHRA PRADESH

Cong. to evolve `people-oriented' manifesto

Hyderabad Dec. 4. The Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee has constituted several committees in an effort to evolve a `people-oriented manifesto'. The APCC president, D.Srinivas, said in a statement that B.Swamynathan, former member of the Planning Commission of India, would head the group on social empowerment.

The study group on `governance, transparency and state economy' will be headed by E.Ayyapu Reddy, former Minister, and another former Minister, K.Jana Reddy will head the group on `agriculture, agro-allied products and agri-labour'.

M.V.Mysoora Reddy will head the study group on irrigation and K.Rosaiah is to head the group on the power sector. P. Upendra will head the group on rural and urban transformation, infrastructure, health and education and K.S.R.Murthy, former MP, the group on industry, employment and self-help groups.

All these groups will meet on December 5 and chalk out a strategy.

Mr.Srinivas said the groups would give impetus to the policies of the party and would have to submit their recommendations within a month.

In a directive to the District Congress Comiittees, Mr.Srinivas asked the leaders to hold district-level election orientation camps which should be attended by at least two members of the booth committees. Voter list consolidation, selection of campaign tools and models and precautions to be adopted before and during elections were some of the topics to be discussed at the meetings, he said.

Mr. Srinivas, in a separate communique to DCC presidents, congratulated them on making the State level Election Orientation Camp held here on December 2 a success. The same spirit must be reflected in their future endeavours, he said.

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