In a scathing attack on TPCC President Revanth Reddy, Telangana Congress Minority Department chairman Abdullah Sohail Shaik had alleged that Revanth sold assembly tickets to the highest bidder. After working in the Congress party for 34 years, Shaik bid a ‘painful’ goodbye to the party citing the anti-minority leadership of Revanth as the prime reason.
In his eight-page letter, the minority leader clearly explained the circumstances that led to his resignation. “The entry of Revanth Reddy as the TPCC President in June 2021 completely changed everything. He turned the Congress party into a grocery shop where people with heavy wallets could walk in and purchase any post,” said Shaik in his letter addressed to the Congress national president Mallikarjun Kharge.
He added that a majority of people who are holding top positions in the party, never worked on the ground, never participated in any agitation, and never faced any arrest. They entered the Gandhi Bhavan in their Mercedez, received a red carpet welcome, paid a certain amount and purchased a top position. Shaik alleged that leaders who came from other parties like the BJP and the BRS were given preference in ticket allocation.
The senior leader said that Revanth is acting like an RSS agent and sidelining the minority leaders. “The most unfortunate part is the communalisation of the Congress party. Having his roots in the RSS, Revanth Reddy targeted the Muslim leadership in the Congress party. He first made all the Muslim leaders fight each other and then ensured that all of them lost their relevance and grip.” He said that Revanth discouraged minority-related programmes and except for some symbolic Iftar parties, the TPCC president did not attend a minority-specific programme ever since he joined the Congress party,” said Shaik.
Sohail Shaik mentioned in his letter that the Sunil Kanugolu team had also manipulated surveys for money to favour certain individuals in ticket allocation. He stated that all the candidates backed by Revanth Reddy will join the BJP after the results on December 3.