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Congress begins signature campaign in Kakinada

Congress begins signature campaign in Kakinada
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The Congress leaders, as part of the ‘one crore signature campaign’, took to the streets to complete the target here on Saturday. The programme was launched on the western side of Mahatma Gandhi Bridge on salt creek. The first to sign was former HRD Minister MM Pallam Raju followed by former PCC chief Botcha Satyanarayana.

Kakinada: The Congress leaders, as part of the ‘one crore signature campaign’, took to the streets to complete the target here on Saturday. The programme was launched on the western side of Mahatma Gandhi Bridge on salt creek. The first to sign was former HRD Minister MM Pallam Raju followed by former PCC chief Botcha Satyanarayana.

Other leaders, including APCC chief N Raghuveera Reddy, signed on the cloth sheet specially brought for the occasion.Addressing the gathering, Raghuveera accused the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government of failing to get funds from the NDA government as part of the special status given to Andhra Pradesh at the time of bifurcation of the State.

A gas delivery boy signing on the petition handed over to him by APCC chief Dr N Raghuveera Reddy as part of one crore signature campaign in Kakinada on Saturday

The PCC chief said that the signature campaign, which started at Polavaram on Friday, would continue till February 22. They would submit the same to the Union government on February 23. “We have taken up this programme for the welfare of the people,” he said and reiterated that no political mileage would be gained from it as there were no elections in the near future.

Former minister Mutta Gopala Krishna, PCC secretary Pantam Nanaji and others spoke. Later, the leaders formed groups and went through the main streets of the town to collect signatures from the public.

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