Internal feud in Telangana Congress comes to the fore

By Author  |  Published: 13th Sep 2017  12:26 am

Hyderabad: In a bid to revive its past glory, Congress party has upped its ante targeting the ruling TRS party and taking up every possible issue. But of late, the party has been in the news more for its internal feuds than in succeeding in its fight over public issues. Yet again on Tuesday, the internal feuds and lack of coordination between party leaders came to the fore as different leaders took up different issues on multiple fronts.

It all started with CLP deputy leader Komatireddy Venkat Reddy criticising the leadership of TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Tuesday. He said that Congress will never come back to power as long as Uttam Kumar Reddy remains TPCC chief. He alleged that the TPCC president failed to win confidence of the party leaders. “We were ignored and were not invited on the dais during the recently held training programme,” he claimed.

Venkat Reddy has been vocal against Uttam Kumar Reddy and had already declared that he wouldn’t contest next elections if the latter continues to be the TPCC chief. However, he declared that neither he nor his brother Rajagopal Reddy would quit Congress party.

However, his counterpart in Legislative Council Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy took serious objection to allegations against Uttam Kumar Reddy and said that Venkat Reddy’s remarks were uncalled for. He felt that it would not do any good for the party.

“Differences are very common in any political party and they should be raised at appropriate platforms inside the party,” he advised.

TPCC vice-president Mallu Ravi admitted that he was aware of rumours that Komatireddy brothers were quitting Congress party, he said that he would comment only at an opportune time. He claimed that any internal issues will be resolved within the party platforms.
Meanwhile, senior Congress leader P Shankar Rao dismissed Komatireddy Venkat Reddy’s statements against TPCC chief as a personal issue.