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No truck with any Regional Party in 2019 elections: Chandy

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Vijayawada | Wednesday, Jun 13 2018 IST
AICC General Secretary and Andhra Pradesh affairs incharge Oommen Chandy clarified that the Congress party would not have alliance with any Regional Party in the 2019 elections.

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, he said that he understood the challenges the party is facing in the state and evolving a political strategy accordingly. He said that he had a thorough discussions with party senior leaders in the state and elicited their opinions on how to rejuvenate the Congress in the state. They evolved a strategy to strengthen the party from booth level within three months.

Mr Chandy, who visited the city for the first time after having been appointed as State Congress affairs in-charge, said "My aim is to bring the past glory to the Congress party in AP which had a strong hold previously. We take 2019 elections as a challenge and strive hard to win the election", he said.

The former Kerala Chief Minister said that the Congress would lead United Front of Democratic Secular parties in the coming days. He alleged that the four years rule of BJP-led NDA government had given a lot of problems to the people. The prices of petroleum products had gone up as the Centre has imposed excise tax heavily, the Senior Congress leader observed.

Taking a dig at Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, he said the Telugu Desam party was in the NDA for four years but could not get Special Category Status (SCS) to the state. To cover up his failures, Mr Naidu is organizing protest programmes now, he added.

APCC president N Raghuveera Reddy said the 48th birthday of AICC President Rahul Gandhi will be celebrated in a big way on June19. He said efforts are being made to send a Congress delegation to New Delhi, comprising Senior leaders from the state to meet Mr Gandhi and apprise him about the political developments and take his advise on strengthening the party in the state.

A host of Congress Party Senior leaders including MP K V P Ramachandra Rao, former Union ministers Pallam Raju, J D Seelam, Kelli Kruparani, Panabaka Lakshmi, Kotla Surya Prakash Reddy AICC SC Cell Chairman Koppula Raju were present at the press meet.

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