Fight for CM post intensifies in Telangana Congress

Contrary to the popular adage ‘Do not count your chickens before they hatch’, the Congress leaders continue to put up a false confidence of the party’s victory in ensuing Assembly elections. The leaders were vying for the post of chief minister even before the state went for polling. The notification is to be issued and polling and counting are to be held. The process gets finalised only after December 3.

But the Congress leaders are eager to sit in the CM seat. Now, the latest is Mr Jagga Reddy of Sangareddy who came out openly stating that if not now, I will be the chief minister even after 10 years. The other day, senior leader K Jana Reddy said he deserved the post of chief minister more going by his experience. Indeed, he claimed that the post would come to him without aspiring for it.

Meanwhile, the TPCC president Revanth Reddy is searching for auspicious time and venue for his swearing ceremony as the chief minister of Telangana. Mr Komatireddy Venkat Reddy too claims that he has every eligibility to become the chief minister. There are seniors in BC and SC communities who are silently watching the drama. They strongly contend that now it is their turn to hold the post of chief minister in the Congress party.

The BC leaders have already started asserting themselves. They have been demanding two Assembly seats in every Parliamentary constituency which works out to 34 Assembly seats. There is Damodara Rajnarasimha who had already worked as deputy chief minister in the past. A kind of chaos and confusion prevails in the Congress party that is bogging down with the selection of candidates for the Assembly elections that are just 30 days away. One cannot straighten the tail of a dog and so also the attitude of the Congress leaders.

By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao