Thirteen PCC members leave their positions as Telangana Congress infighting worsens
As many as 13 PCC members submitted their resignations on Sunday in protest of statements made by some senior leaders that individuals who “migrated” to Congress from other parties gained prominence, indicating an apparent worsening of the intra-party strife in Telangana Congress.
The 13 members include former lawmaker Vem Narender Reddy and Danasari Anasuya (Seethakka).
In an apparent reference to some former TDP leaders who joined the Congress, the former deputy CM of undivided AP, Damodar Rajanarasimha, asked what message it would send to “original Congress activists” if those who “migrated” to the Congress from other parties rose to prominence.
When he made the remarks, he was flanked by CLP leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, Ex PCC N Uttam Kumar Reddy, former MP Madhu Yashki Goud, and party MLA Jagga Reddy.
These leaders are believed to be upset with State Congress president and MP A Revanth Reddy.
Speaking to reporters in this location today, former MLA E Anil urged the party’s “senior leaders” to band together and restore the party to power in the state.
Everyone in the party respects the party’s elders, he added. Anil objected to the label “migrants” being applied to some party leaders.
He urged the senior leaders to fight the governments collectively (BRS in Telangana and BJP at the Centre).
The Congress state unit is currently experiencing internal strife as a result of the party’s poor performance in the most recent byelection for the Munugode Assembly constituency.
It is to be noted that recently, several party leaders have voiced their displeasure with the jumbo PCC committees that were previously announced.