APCC to hold regional convention on Jan 7
Buoyed with the success of State-level convention held here last month, the Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) will hold a regional convention in the commercial city of Vijayawada on January 7.
The convention will cover West Godavari, Krishna and Guntur Districts.
Earlier, a meeting was held at Gandhi Bhavan to review the arrangements for the regional convention and was attended by APCC Chief Botsa Satyanarayanaa, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and other senior leaders.
Briefing the media about the outcome of meeting, Former Minister and APCC Media Cell Chairman Mohammad Ali Shabbir said that the regional convention would be attended by Union Health Minister and Incharge of AP Party Affairs Ghulam Nabi Azad and other Central leaders.
He said the convention was being organised to rejuvenate the local cadre and help it in taking the government's welfare schemes to the doorstep of the people.
Mr Shabbir said although there was no specific agenda for the meeting, almost all issues raised by the local cadre would be discussed.
Stating that the convention was aimed at preparing the cadre and leaders for the 2014 elections, he said similar regional conventions would be held across the State during the next few weeks.
The meeting was also attended by Union Minister of State Panabaka Lakshmi, and State Ministers - Anam Ramnarayan Reddy, TG Venkatesh, Pithani Satyanarayana, Vatti Vasanth Kumar, K Venkata Krishna Reddy and K Parthasarathy.
Members of Parliament KVP Ramchandra Rao and U Arun Kumar were also present.
However, Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal and Eluru MP Kavuri Sambasiva Rao abstained from the meeting.