AP Cong To Project Chiranjeevi As CM Candidate In 2019 Elections?
Vijayawada: AP Congress party have realised at last that, only a charismatic leader like Chiranjeevi can pull the cart and save the party whose strength is getting depleted day by day. State congress leaders strongly felt rasta rokos and dharnas are waste of time and energy and they would not help in attracting people with no leader like Chiranjeevi who can attract both masses and class people.
APCC Chief Raghuveera Reddy’s programmes against ruling party could not deliver anything up to the mark, State party leaders felt and expressed the same opinion in the presence of Digvijay Singh, AICC General Secretary, who visited Vijayawada recently.
Congress party under the leadership of APCC chief M. Satyanarayana Rao coupled with mass image of late YSR could win elections and come into power in 2004, and the same magic was repeated in 2009 by YSR with D. Srinivas as APCC President. But the untimely and tragic death of YSR changed the political scenario giving KCR an opportunity to intensify Telangana Statehood movement. The UPA Government yielded to pressure and the State was divided at the end of its term. This resulted in anguish aming the people of AP who pushed aside Congress party with zero seats in 2014 elections.
Scenario is almost the same at present with Congress party unable to encash the anti- incumbency and find a place people’s heart. Cadre is disturbed and leaders are tired and all of them badly need oxygen to lift the party’s morale and bring it back into lime light.
For that to happen, the one and only hope is Chiranjeevi, who is busy in film shootings and TV programmes. Even Chiranjeevi is not showing any interest to participate in party’s agitations or programmes.
Many leaders from Konaseema felt that If Chiranjeevi is announced as CM’s candidate for 2019 elections, damage can be prevented a bit. On the other hand, Chiranjeevi’s brother Pawan kalyan launched Jana Sena and making arrangements in a large scale to contest in 2019 elections.
Kapu leaders and seniors Congress leaders have reportedly decided to approach the party High Command with the proposal of declaring Chiranjeevi the Party’s Chief Ministerial candidate.
According to Primepost.in sources, the Congress leaders will submit a memorandum to the High Command in Delhi in the first week of next month. One has to wait and see whether this proposal will be accepted by the party High Command. Even if it is approved, will the Congress party in AP under the leadership of Chiranjeevi be able to overcome the challenges from YSRCP, TDP, BJP and Jana Sena.