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Andhra CM K Rosaiah back to work after illness

india Updated: Sep 14, 2010 08:30 IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister

After being on "sick leave" for a fortnight, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah visited the state Secretariat and spent half-a-day in his office.

"My condition has improved. I will be fully fit in two days," Rosaiah told PTI, as he prepared to leave for his residence after conducting two review meetings.

Rosaiah fell ill with "viral fever" on August 31 and was mostly confined to his house here.

He visited the Secretariat only three times in the last fortnight and spent an hour each time in his office.

The 77-year-old Chief Minister attended his predecessor Y S Rajasekhara Reddy's first death anniversary programme at PCC headquarters Gandhi Bhavan on September 2 and an official Iftar he hosted the next day.

Those were the only two public appearances the Chief Minister made and conducted a few official review meetings from his Camp Office.

Rosaiah's illness had also given rise to speculation that he might be replaced. But, he resumed work today proving the speculation wrong.

Meanwhile, sources in the Chief Minister's Office said Rosaiah might not visit Tirumala Hills as scheduled on September 15. As per tradition, the Chief Minister was supposed to take part in the annual Brahmotsavams of Lord Venkateswara and offer pattu vastrams on behalf of the government.

"Since he is not fully fit yet, the Chief Minister will not be attending the Brahmotsavams. State Endowments Minister Gade Venkata Reddy will do honours on the government's behalf in place of the Chief Minister," the CMO sources said.