Hyderabad: After being on "sick leave" for a
fortnight, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah visited the
state Secretariat and spent half-a-day in his office.
"My condition has improved. I will be fully fit in two
days," Rosaiah sai, as he prepared to leave for his
residence after conducting two review meetings.
Rosaiah fell ill with "viral fever" on August 31 and was
mostly confined to his house here.
He visited the Secretariat only three times in the last
fortnight and spent an hour each time in his office.
The 77-year-old Chief Minister attended his predecessor Y
S Rajasekhara Reddy`s first death anniversary programme at PCC
headquarters Gandhi Bhavan on September 2 and an official
Iftar he hosted the next day.
Those were the only two public appearances the Chief
Minister made and conducted a few official review meetings
from his Camp Office.
Rosaiah`s illness had also given rise to speculation that
he might be replaced. But, he resumed work today proving the
Meanwhile, sources in the Chief Minister`s Office said
Rosaiah might not visit Tirumala Hills as scheduled on
September 15. As per tradition, the Chief Minister was
supposed to take part in the annual Brahmotsavams of Lord
Venkateswara and offer pattu vastrams on behalf of the
"Since he is not fully fit yet, the Chief Minister will
not be attending the Brahmotsavams. State Endowments Minister
Gade Venkata Reddy will do honours on the government`s behalf
in place of the Chief Minister," the CMO sources said.