Pradesh Congress Committee president D Srinivas, who faced defeat in the assembly elections twice in a span of one year, is most likely to move to New Delhi very soon.
DS, who met Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday, is believed to have been told to continue in the PCC chief post for some more time till the new chief is appointed. However, Sonia hinted that he might be asked to move to Delhi for party activities. He might get a plump post in the AICC and be made in-charge of any state on the lines of Veerappa Moily or K Kesava Rao. So, at least for the next couple of years, DS would be out of circulation in Andhra Pradesh politics.
It is learnt DS has asked for extension of service in the PCC chief post, but the Congress high command is of the view that it would send wrong signals to the party cadres as to how a twice-defeated leader can lead a party in the state to victory in the next elections. So, the chances of DS staying back are ruled out, say sources.