The BJP, which is leaving no stone unturned to strengthen its base in the state, constituted a 40-member committee on Sunday. Two former Telugu Desam ministers, Ravela Kishore Babu and Adinarayana Reddy, who joined the BJP, were among 10 leaders chosen by the party for posts of vice-presidents.
The other leaders appointed as vice presidents are: Vishnu Kumar Raju of Visakhapatnam, Relangi Sridevi of Rajahnundry, Kaku Vijayalakshmi of Nellore, Malathi Rani of Eluru, Nimmala Jayaraju of Paravathipuram, Pydi Venugopal of Srikakulam, P. Surender Reddy and Chandramouli of Kurnool.
P.V.N. Madhav, Vishnuvardhan Reddy, Suryanarayana Raju, N. Madhukar and L. Gandhi were appointed party state general secretaries.
S. Uma Maheswari, Kandrika Uma, Mattam Santhi Kumari, A. Kamala and K. Chiranjeevi Reddy were appointed state secretaries.
G. Bhanu Prakash Reddy, Pudi Thirupathi Rao, Suhasini Anand, Chandu Sambashiva Rao, K. Anjaneya Reddy and S. Srinivas are party spokespersons, while the party appointed V. Satyamurthy as treasurer and P. Srinivas as office secretary.
The BJP which is eyeing to emerge as a major political force in AP is making its presence felt whenever an opportunity presented itself. For instance, it quickly seized upon the Antarvedi temple chariot burning incident.
Vishnuvardhan Reddy said that the BJP gave representation to all sections of the society in the state committee. “We will strive hard to bring the BJP to power in AP under the leadership of party chief Somu Veerraju. We will fight for public cause and play the role of a responsible political party,” he said....