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Congress reflects over party`s debacle in AP bypolls

Last Updated: Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 23:36

Hyderabad: The poor performance of Congress in the just-concluded bye-elections in Andhra Pradesh has made the party leaders reflect over the reasons behind it.

"They (YSR Congress) carried out a disinformation campaign that welfare schemes (launched when YS Rajasekhara Reddy was Chief Minister) would be removed. We could not convey the truth properly to the people," state minister P Balaraju told reporters here on Sunday.

Senior Congress Rajya Sabha member V Hanumantha Rao said the party workers need not be demoralised over the poor results.

He suggested that a strategy meeting should be held to analyse party`s performance and plan for the future.

The party needs to ponder over those who did not help the party`s cause, even though they continued to be party leaders, state Primary Education Minister S Sailajanath said.

State Congress president Botsa Satyanarayana and other leaders met Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy today.

Meanwhile, Congress leaders from Telangana region are likely to go to Delhi this month-end to resume their demand over separate state.

In Mahabubnagar district, unsavoury incidents were witnessed at a meeting of Congress workers and leaders today. A war of words broke out between activists loyal to Lok Sabha member Manda Jagannatham and state Information Minister DK Aruna.


First Published: Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 23:36
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