Hyderabad: Congress leadership apparently suffer from an incurable foot-in-the-mouth syndrome and it was once again proved in Telangana when the AICC incharge of Telangana Manickam Tagore intervened in controversy over TPCC president A Revanth Reddy’s unsavoury comments on his party MP Shashi Tharoor.
In what was supposed to be a damage control exercise, Tagore sought to shift the blame by calling journalists as ‘Supari Journalists’ in an apparent bid to claim the Revanth Reddy’s comments calling Tharoor a ‘Donkey’ as being misquoted. But little did Tagore expect the controversy to die down as the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) took up the issue against on Saturday.
The party working president K T Rama Rao did not lose much time in launching a diatribe against the AICC incharge through tweet on Saturday. Rama Rao recalled a statement by another Congress MP Komatireddy Venkat Reddy that Tagore had sold the TPCC president’s post to Revanth Reddy. “What about Supari AICC incharges who sell the post of PCC chief?” he questioned even while pointing out that the charge was levelled by none other than a Congress MP from Bhongir constituency. He advised Tagore to “have some shame when you comment on journalists & their professional etiquette”.
Earlier in an informal chat with reporters are the party headquarters, Rama Rao did not mince any words when he wondered whether the TPCC chief who bought his post would not be selling MLA tickets later. Continuing his verbal attack on Revanth Reddy, the TRS Working President wondered as to how a person who eked out his living by taking up painting jobs managed to buy houses in the upscale Jubilee Hills locality.
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