Stage seems set for the “clean-up” of the state Congress as well as the state government.
The Congress high command, which has already dropped enough hints of “operation clean-up” in the state, seems to have started its exercise to set its house in the state in order in the run-up to 2014 polls. Triggering speculations on the possibility of change of guard either at the state government level or at the PCC level, revenue minister N Raghuveera Reddy, who is not in the habit of making predictions about changes in the state party, on Monday hinted at some “hard decisions” with regard to the state from the Delhi bosses.
Raghuveera, who, of late, turned a detractor to Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy by joining the camp of PCC chief Botcha Satyanarayana and Union Minister K Chiranjeevi, called on party supremo Sonia Gandhi at 10 Jan Path in Delhi on Monday. He is learnt to have submitted a detailed report to her on the party situation in the state as well as the performance of the state government.
Emerging from the meeting, he said, “All the speculations with regard to state party affairs will be put to rest soon. Madam Sonia is very much determined to preserve the party in the state. I hope some hard decisions will be taken very soon. I also hope some good things will happen to the party in state.”
The Minister has not elaborated on what exactly transpired during the meeting.However, he stressed the need to overhaul the party.
Sources said the high command also indicated to the PCC chief, during his three-day stay in Delhi and subsequent meetings with the AICC functionaries, that some major changes are on the cards. Dropping of the “tainted” ministers from the Cabinet is said to be the main decision to come so as to give a clean look to the government in the run-up to 2014 polls.