Former All India Congress Committee (AICC) Spokesperson Dasoju Sravan, who recently resigned from Congress, joined Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of Union Minister and party leader G Kishan Reddy here on Sunday. In a setback to the Congress party in Telangana, Sravan resigned from the party on Friday, alleging chaos within the party under the direction of state Congress unit chief Revanth Reddy.
“Telangana Congress committee’s President Revanth Reddy is working against fundamental principles of Congress party and value system of democracy and social justice, he’s running the party as per his whims and fancy,” he told ANI. “He (Reddy) is showing disregard toward backward classes, demonstrating upper-class hegemony. Because of Reddy, Congress pushed to a position where they cannot fight the dictatorial rule of KCR. I thus resign with resentment,” Sravan alleged after resigning from Congress.
He further said Revanth Reddy had disregarded all of Sonia Gandhi’s and Rahul Gandhi’s ideals.Sravan’s resignation from the party is the second one this week. Earlier on Tuesday, senior Congress leader and MLA from Telangana’s Munugode constituency, Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy announced his resignation from the Congress party and also as a legislator.
Sravan contested as an MLA from the Khairatabad constituency in 2014. “Since 2014, I have been fighting on behalf of the congress party as a spokesperson against the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party with the hope to dethrone KCR, but unfortunately because of tyrannical tendencies, dictatorial tendencies of Revanth Reddy, the congress party has pushed itself in the position where they cannot fight with KCR and TRS party.”
“I tried speaking to Rahul Gandhi and my mentors in Congress like Jairam Ramesh but unfortunately they are also helpless because of this erratic attitude of Revanth Reddy,” he said.Sravan further said he will continue to fight against KCR. “My views against KCR or TRS won’t change just because I have quit the party. Since 2014, I am continuing to fight against KCR and will continue to fight against KCR,” he asserted.