Senior politician and Congress leader Nagam Janardhan Reddy haas resigned from the Congress party and Mudiraj community leaders belonging to Congress and BJP, Mr Erra Shekar and Chandrasekhar have joined the ruling BRS party. Many senior and active leaders of the Congress party quit the party and joined BRS across the state in the past few days. The Congress party leadership is accused of auctioning the assembly tickets to rich candidates ignoring the seniors and loyalists.
TPCC president A Revanth Reddy allegedly accepted money and precious lands for issuing tickets. Many seniors were denied party tickets to contest the ensuing assembly elections forcing them to quit the party. Meanwhile, he went on inviting the disgruntled leaders of BRS and BJP. He recently met former MP Vivek, Mandava Venkateswara Rao in Nizamabad and invited Komatireddy Rajgopal Reddy. Revanth Reddy’s upmanship deeply disappointed the loyalists. The strong BC leaders like Ponnala Laskhmaiah were unceremoniously sent out from the party.
Strangely, the AICC leadership is still backing Revanth Reddy whose activities only damaged the party in Telangana state. Despite knowing the fact that the ruling BRS party has announced all its candidates and there was no chance of getting a ticket to contest at this juncture, they are readily joining the BRS party. Leaders like Nagam Janardhan Reddy are offered solace by the chief minister Mr K Chandrashekhar Rao. They were promised of honour by the party suitably.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao