Congress Announces New President For AP

Congress Announces New President For AP

On the day when Bharatiya Janata Party and Jana Sena announced an alliance in Andhra Pradesh, the Congress party which was wiped out in 2014 polls has announced its new state president. Former state minister Sake Shailajanath has been officially appointed as the President of Andhra Pradesh unit of Indian National Congress (INC). He succeeds another former minister Raghuveera Reddy, who was appreciated by the party for his contribution.

The announcement comes hours after Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena and Bharatiya Janatha Party (BJP) declared an alliance to fight all the upcoming elections in the state, including 2024 general polls. The Congress party, which is looking to bounce back in the centre by next election, has appointed senior leaders Tulsi Reddy and Shaikh Mastan Vali as Working Presidents of state PCC.

After bifurcation of the united AP, Congress party lost several leaders and it had no potential to put up a decent fight. By losing deposits in all the constituencies, the national party has just won 1.17% vote share in the previous election. The party which lost its cadre and leaders to YSRCP and TDP after 2014 is not even able to stage a protest and make some news. Now, it remains to be seen how this new development will help Congress in AP.

An interesting anecdote is that Shailajanath, who contested from Singanamala constituency in Ananthapur, has won just 1,384 votes while the number of votes polled for NOTA are 2304.


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