"We discussed the problems of the state. Congress party in Andhra Pradesh has already started the process to strengthen the party in the state. The party leaders also gave their suggestions to strengthen the party in the state. We prepared an action plan for next four months to strengthen the party i.e., from PCC level to the booth level re-organisation. We have finalised the programme," he told reporters later.
The former Kerala chief minister said he will go to every district and spend a day. He said in the first phase he will visit eight districts and spend another five days in the second phase.
Asked about the party aligning with other parties, he said, "There is no question of Congress party having any alliance with any other party in the state. Party will be organised and strengthened from top to bottom i.e., booth level. This is our fourth months' action plan and programme."
Chandy said in the Vijaywada meeting, the Congress leaders raised and discussed the important issue of special category status to the State of Andhra Pradesh, which was promised and announced by the then Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh at the floor of the House on February 20, 2014 when the AP Organization Act was discussed.
"When BJP came to power they behaved just opposite to that demand. They have not even honoured the promised assurance. This is a cheating to the people of Andhra Pradesh by BJP. TDP was part of NDA alliance but nothing happened. Now they are opposing BJP and NDA but what happened for three and half years. Both BJP and TDP cheated the people of Andhra Pradesh. Jagan's party also did not do anything," Chandy said.
Earlier Gandhi also met Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, Working President of Telangana Congresss, Revanth Reddy and leaders from Telangana.
He separately held another meeting with Kamal Hassan after he formed a party of his own in Tamil Nadu.
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