VIJAYAWADA: AICC general secretary and Andhra Pradesh in-charge of the party Oommen Chandy, during his maiden visit to the State after assuming his new role, took stock of the Congress affairs in a meeting with senior leaders on Tuesday.
Briefing the media persons, former union minister Pallam Raju said measures were being taken to strengthen the party in the State and in that directions suggestions and opinions of the party leaders were taken by the new state in-charge.
He said Oommen Chandy was conducting one-on-one meetings with members of Congress Coordination Committee to understand the situation in the State.
“We are happy that a senior leader of his calibre has been appointed as the State in-charge of the Congress,” Palam Raju said. Chandy discussed the present political power distribution, several issues concerning AP and the strategies need to be adopted for reviving the party. “He represented the same constituency in Kerala 11 times as MLA and was Chief Minister of that State twice. We are confident of the party’s revival under his guidance,” he said.
Meanwhile, a team of Keralites who got settled in Vijayawada, met Chandy and requested him to take efforts to get a train from Vijayawada to Kerala. They said education in AP has become a business and stressed the need for strengthening of government education system here, like in Kerala.