Hyderabad: Rain has thwarted Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy’s plan of launching a new mass contact programme ‘Indiramma Baata’ (Indira’s path) from East Godavari district on July 12.
The programme has been put off because of rains in the delta region, sources in the Chief Minister’s Office said.
The programme is intended not just to trumpet the various welfare schemes, but also “to put things in perspective” by explaining facts to the public on a host of problems like the power and agrarian crises.
Under the programme, the Chief Minister is supposed to spend two to three days in each district and tour various Assembly constituencies to get a first-hand feel of the people’s pulse.
The CM would like to tour at least 100 Assembly segments in one month, but as the things stand, his plans may go awry.
The Chief Minister, as a part of the programme, will also spend time with Congress rank and file in the constituencies to lift their morale that took a severe beating after the by-elections in which YSR Congress made a near-clean sweep.