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Congress will form next govt in AP: Former CM Rao

Former Chief Minister Nadenla Bhaskar Rao said Congress would regain power in Andhra adding that every leader had contributed their services.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2004 07:04 PM IST

Former Congress Chief Minister Nadenla Bhaskar Rao on Thursday exuded confidence the party would win with comfortable majority and form the government in Andhra Pradesh.

Attributing various factors for chances of party's win, Rao said every leader of the party has meticulously and sincerely contributed their services during elections.

The whirlwind campaign of party President Sonia Gandhi, AICC leader and state in-charge Ghulam Nabi Azad's strategy, successful bus yatra which galvanised the support of the people and anti-incumbancy wave were some of the factors which helped the party to perform well at the hustings, he said.

When asked if the Jaitra Yatra undertaken by former CLP leader Dr YS Rajasekhar Reddy, seen as probable chief ministerial candidate, had any impact, Rao said "yes, it was also one of the factors for party's good performance".

Indirectly referring to free power supply promise to farmers, he said the party somehow has to fulfill promises. "We released the manifesto after threadbare discussion on every issue and we know our physical management," he added.

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