Hyderabad: Denying that there is any rift between him and Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, new Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee president Botsa Satyanarayana on Saturday stated that his main task would be to act as a bridge between the government and the Congress party and therefore the people of the state.
Addressing the gathering at the Gandhi Bhavan on Saturday at a grand function organised to herald him in as the PCC chief, Mr Satyanarayana said that he agreed to a suggestion made a little earlier by Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy that the party cadre in each district should be consulted over the implementation of the government’s programmes and schemes.
Mr Satyanarayana also agreed to Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy’s suggestion that the party cadre in each district should be given identity cards so that they can get the people’s problems solved easily.
The new PCC chief had earlier thanked the party High Command, state Congress leaders and vowed to strengthen the party’s position in the state.
“The party is strong already, we will strengthen it further by taking the party cadre along,” Mr Satyanarayana said. He also vowed to take the advice of the Chief Minister and his Cabinet colleagues, apart from the senior leaders in the state so that the party’s fortunes spiral upwards.
“I will function more as a coordinator between the people, the party, the government and the High Command than the PCC chief,” he said.
Mr Satyanarayana appealed to the party cadre to inform him if they are faced even with minor problems so that the Congress machinery functions smoothly.
He said that even if the party spends Rs 100 crore each in both the print and electronic media, it would not get as many benefits as it would get if the party cadre interact with the people and solve their problems.
“The eight crore people of Andhra Pradesh face many problems. We have to do our best to solve these problems as the ruling party. Some of the people of the state want to remain united and some want to part ways with their fellow citizens. The Congress has to find out the best possible solution, a solution which is agreeable to all,” Mr Satyanarayana stated.(INN)