Students seek their pound of flesh from Congress

By Author  |  Published: 9th Nov 2018  8:21 pm

Hyderabad: OUTJAC leaders led by Koturi Manavata Roy held protests demanding representation for student community in the candidates’ list in New Delhi on Friday.

The National Students Union of India, the student wing of Congress, too joined the protests with its State president Dr V Narsing Rao throwing his hat into the ring demanding a ticket.

Incidentally, senior party leader K Jana Reddy told reporters here in the evening that it was the nature of alliances that there had to be some give and take and some people should be prepared to make sacrifices for the sake of opposition parties’ victory in the coming elections.
Elsewhere, with all the turmoil rocking Telangana Congress, Uttam Kumar Reddy, spent a relatively peaceful day in Dubai meeting migrant workers from Telangana working in United Arab Emirates.

He was accompanied on this trip by All India Congress Committee general secretary and State party affairs in-charge RC Khuntia and a few other Telangana leaders.

Back home, Gandhi Bhavan — the party headquarters here — witnessed continuous protests since morning with disgruntled ticket aspirants turning up with their supporters. Many of those who arrived at Gandhi Bhavan belonged to Backward Communities who said the party’s State leadership completely ignored them in candidate selection.

It may be recalled that the party announced in New Delhi on Thursday that it had decided 74 candidates as well as 25 constituencies that would be given to allies, TDP, TJS and CPI.