The Congress Working Committee is all set to meet on June 6 to discuss a range of issues, an ANI report has said. Senior leaders of the party are scheduled to meet days after party president hold a meeting of Opposition leaders to discuss the joint presidential candidate. With the party facing series of setbacks in recently concluded Assembly polls, the meeting is expected to be crucial.
In the meantime, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi is likely to visit Andhra Pradesh tomorrow to address a public meeting in Guntur. He is likely to promise special status for Andhra Pradesh if the party is voted to power in 2019 Assembly polls, an IANS report said.
During the public meeting, the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is likely to come down heavily on the Telugu Desam Party-Bharatiya Janata Party coalition state for going back on the earlier promise of the special status to Andhra Pradesh.
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As per state Congress chief, Raghuveera Reddy, senior Opposition leaders like JD (U)’s Sharad Yadav, CPI National Secretary S. Sudhakar Reddy, and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav will also address the rally, the agency report added. YSR Congress Party leader YS Jaganmohan Reddy have also been called in the meeting.
Since 2014, this is going to be a first major public meeting by a National Congress leader, when the party had to suffer defeats in Assembly elections and Lok Sabha.
The Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had visited Andhra Pradesh in 2015, but it was confined to a ‘padayatra’ in Anantapur district to highlight problems faced by women and farmers of the state, the IANS report said.