AP Congress Leaders Demand to Announce Raghuveera as CM Candidate!
Vijayawada: In a surprise development, a section of leaders of the State Congress on Tuesday raised a demand to name APCC president N Raghuveera Reddy as the Chief Minister candidate for the next elections.
The Congress leaders wanted the high command to announce the name ahead of the 2019 elections, in the hope of reviving the party in the State.
The Congress lost its presence in the 2014 elections, as people were hurt by the Congress’ decision to bifurcate the State. People of Andhra Pradesh, comprising of the 13 districts, felt that the Congress had done a lot of injustice while bifurcating the State.
The Congress leadership at the Center divided the State pushing it into over Rs 16,000 crore revenue deficits and without a single central institute.
The railway zone and the special category status – the promises made by the Congress Party — were all remained as promises. These actions have attracted the ire of the people who in turn defeated the Congress at every level in the elections from Gram Panchayat to the Parliament.
Now, three years down the line, the Congress believes that its position has improved and can go for the elections with Raghuveera Reddy as the Chief Minister candidate.
The Congress under his leadership has been fighting on issues like special category status and Polavaram project. The Congress collected one crore signatures and moved private member bill twice in Parliament for the special category status. It is with this issue, the Congress has been reaching out to the people and slowly regaining its lost ground.
The Congress has never in any state in the past announced the name of its chief minister candidates ahead of the elections. If it does now, Andhra Pradesh would be the first State to see that happening, and Raghuveera Reddy would be the first leader to have the credit.