‘Revanth Hatao, Congress Bachao’: Congress rebels protest

Even before the Congress party is yet to finalise its list of candidates for assembly elections, scores of party leaders raised a banner against TPCC leader A Revanth Reddy. One Ragidi Laxma Reddy and Khaleel Baba visited Bhagyalaxmi temple at Charminar to offer special prayers where they said Revanth Reddy is destroying the Congress party.

They said Revanth Reddy accepted Rs. 10 crore plus five acres of land for ticket from the aspirants. He sold away 65 tickets and amassed Rs. 600 crore, they alleged. Vinay Kumar Mudiraj of Goshamahal constituency has opposed Sunitha of Khairatabad getting ticket in his constituency. He said parry cadre will not cooperate with her. In Maheshwaram and Ibrahimpatnam too, the Congress party leaders and cadre said new candidates were forced upon them ignoring the local leaders.

The rebels, which are likely to swell in numbers after the final list of the party emerges, may sabotage the prospects of the party in the forthcoming assembly elections. They all came up with a slogan to remove Revanth Reddy to save the Pradesh Congress Committee. Scores of leaders left the party after the list of 55 candidates was released. Even the seniors like Ponnala Laxmaiah too quit the party with the bad attitude of Revanth Reddy. Several leaders in districts like Warangal are waiting for the party to release the complete list before coming out openly.

By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao