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Ministerial panel to visit all districts

The ministerial panel set up to study reasons for the poll debacle, will visit all districts to study flaws in the welfare schemes

Published: 02nd July 2012 11:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd July 2012 11:06 AM   |  A+A-

The ministerial committee, set up to look into the electoral debacle of the Congress, has decided to visit all districts across the state to know the flaws in the implementation of various welfare schemes.

The committee had its second meeting under the chairmanship of roads and buildings minister Dharmana Prasada Rao at the camp office of the revenue minister N Raghuveera Reddy at the ministers’ quarters in Banjara Hills here on Sunday.

The committee, which felt that several beneficiaries of the welfare schemes have voted for the YSR Congress, has decided to find out the exact reasons for it. In order to find the loopholes in the implementation of various welfare programmes and know the pulse of the beneficiaries the committee would send some teams both from the party and the government to various districts soon.

It is leant that the ministers in the committee wanted a complete overhaul of the party from booth to the state level so as to prepare it for the ensuing local bodies elections.

The committee felt that the internal squabbles among the Congress seniors also contributed to the electoral drubbing in the just concluded bypolls. The committee in its report, which will be submitted to  chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on July 16, would underscore the need to make the leaders work for the party in unison.

“We would recommend the party leadership to initiate action against those leaders who cross swords with each other in the party,” a member of the committee said.

The committee also found ground to the argument of the Rajya Sabha member K Chiranjeevi that there was lack of coordination between the Congress and the erstwhile Praja Rajyam cadres in several districts.

“We should take immediate steps to rectify it,” Raghuveera Reddy said.

The committee felt that since YS Rajasekhara Reddy’s regime, state Congress was being run at the behest of the chief minister, which was not good for a national party like the Congress.

The committee has also decided to recommend the chief minister to fill nominated posts in the government at the earliest so as to rejuvenate the second-rung leaders.

The committee would meet again on July 4.

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