Ahead of polls, Congress plans 6-month yatra

The Telangana Congress is likely to launch a six-month-long marathon Padayatra between August month-end and early September in the run-up to the assembly election in the state next year.

It will begin after the party’s organizational elections at DCC, TPCC, and Mandal levels are conducted between June 10 and August 7.

TPCC chief Revanth Reddy is working on modalities for the same, which will be conducted under the title “Praja Deevena”.

According to sources, Revanth Reddy has decided to launch the marathon as he expects TRS (Telangana Rashtra Samiti) to go for the early elections.

The sources said that the newly elected presidents of DCC committees are expected to play a major role in canvassing voters. Party members said that the March will be on the lines of late Chief Minister YS Rajasekhar Reddy’s 2004 March that paved the way for the Congress party to enter the political landscape of erstwhile united Andhra Pradesh.

Revanth Reddy is expected to meet BC groups, which can be seen as a damage control exercise, following his speech at a recently held meeting of the Reddy community.