While the AP Congress Committee fell into deep trouble with the lack of a capable leadership, the party's senior leader and Rajya Sabha MP K Chiranjeevi declined AICC Chief Sonia Gandhi's request to take over the party's cudgels in Andhra Pradesh .
Discussions in political circles are rampant that in the wake of the intensified agitation by the Kapu community for BC reservation under the leadership of Mudragada Padmanabham, the party's high command asked Chiranjeevi to assume the AP CHIEF post and step into takeover the party's reigns.
Sources said that since the film star turned political leader hailed form the same Kapu community, the party is of the view that it is the right time to revive the Congress party in the state and also project Chiranjeevi as a mass leader by exploiting the present situation.
But, Chiranjeevi is not keen on plunging into the top slot at this moment as he is occupied with his much hyped 150th film's shooting which will begin soon. He informed Sonia Gandhi that he would join the party activities actively only after the release of his film in 2017.