Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Thursday met AICC general secretary in-charge of Andhra Pradesh to discuss the blueprint for reviving and rejuvenating the Congress in the state.
Kiran Reddy, who had arrived in the Capital for UPA Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee filing his nomination papers, took the opportunity to discuss the issue of strengthening the Congress in the state.
Kiran Reddy, who is confident that there is unlikely to be any change of leadership in the state, is focusing on sprucing up the image of the government and strengthening the Congress organisation in the state.
The Congress high command is also convinced that constant change of leadership will not help the party or the government. It is better to encourage the incumbent Chief Minister to deliver on the welfare schemes and that is what exactly the high command is attempting to do.
According to party sources, mega star Chiranjeevi had handed over an 11-page note, which was discussed at the meeting between Azad and Kiran Reddy. It included the point of coordination between the erstwhile PRP and the Congress.
A point made was that the Chief Minister should absorb the erstwhile PRP men and induct them as Corporation and State-owned Boards chairmen and also to be given organisational responsibility.
The high command wants the Chief Minister to focus on evolving new schemes that can touch and transform the lives of the weaker sections.
There is a mood of optimism in the Congress that the sentiment and sympathy that helped YSRCP leader Y S Jaganmohan Reddy and Y S Vijayamma cannot endure for long.
With still two years to go for elections, if the Government gets its act together and is able to deliver on welfare schemes, it may transform the political situation in the State.