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APCC gives 14 reasons for Congress debacle in General Elections


June 24, 2014 - Hyderabad

Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee president N Raghuveera Reddy has submitted a report to the Congress High Command for the party defeat in the recent general elections.

The report cited the strong anger against the Congress party for the division of the State, strong anti-incumbency factor and failure to take action against the then Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy who defied the party openly are said to the some of the reasons.

The report was compiled on the suggestions and reasons for the party debacle at a brainstorm meeting held at Vijayawada. The committee also has given 16 suggestions for the party to regain its past glory. The suggestions that were given included of giving posts to the candidates belonging to SC/ST, reorganization of committees from the gross root level, strengthening of District Congress Committees, creation of a media of the party. The report also stated that the failure on the party of the Central leadership to take action in forming an alternative government immediately after the resignation of Kiran Kumar Reddy.

The Committee has decided to conduct a special drive from July 1 to 30 and a special two day State meet in August and two day district meet.

Reasons for debacle

  • The reasons it searched are increase of the prices of essential commodities, linkage of cooking gas with Aadhar,
  • The AICC did not take action on the then Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy who defied the party openly,
  • Hurting the sentiments of the people by the comments of some of the Central leaders,
  • Not taking an alternative step to form the government after Kiran Reddy tendered resignation,
  • Failure to field candidates in the local body elections,
  • Failure to stop the propagation of the YSRCP of the welfare schemes as that of YSR and not of Congress.
  • Failure to utilise the social media and electronic media, negligence in filling up of nominated posts.

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