Amid considerable disagreement among significant leaders in Telangana, Congress is expected to announce an SC leader name as the consensus candidate for the Chief Minister face of the state. Notably, a significant leader Revanth Reddy has announced to work towards Rahul Gandhi’s vision of making an SC leader the Chief Minister of Telangana.
Revanth Reddy has not been sharing good terms with TPCC President Uttam Kumar Reddy who is seen as a prime contender for the Campaign Committee leadership, but Revanth has declared to make all efforts to make this happen after the announcement of the committees. This decision of Rahul Gandhi is expected to give mileage to the Congress’ poll campaign in Telangana.
“There are ‘coverts’ in Telangana Congress who are in touch with KCR. They have come in the way of me becoming chairman of the Campaign Committee, as they fear that if I lead the campaign, TRS will be ousted from power. I was told that I would be made the Campaign Committee chairman and even had been readying a campaign vehicle. But these ‘coverts’ have played spoilsport. I fear they are sabotaging Congress’s chances of victory. It is better to keep me in Chanchalguda Jail rather than making me chairman of Strategy and Planning Committee and restricted to Gandhi Bhavan,” said senior Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao, making serious allegations over the committees.
Soon after the committee announced the responsibilities of the leaders, there is a disagreement and many of them have come out in the open about their objections over the roles allotted to them. Along with V Hanumantha Rao, there are several other senior leaders including DK Aruna, A Revanth Reddy, Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy who have expressed their displeasure.
“Only brokers were given place in the election committees. RC Khuntia has become a ‘’Shani’’ for Telangana Congress. Posts are given to brokers who haunt Gandhi Bhavan, neglecting the leaders who have support among people. Though Sonia Gandhi delivered Telangana, Congress lost in last elections due to local leadership’s mistakes. The same result will repeat if popular leaders who have people’s support are neglected,” said Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy, creating a storm.
Seeing the emerging uproar within the newly-announced committees, AICC has named SC candidate Bhatti Vikramarka as Campaign Committee chairman with an aim to avoid discord among the senior leaders.