Hyderabad: Fed up with the group politics and lack of effective leadership in Congress party, the Congress legislators who recently joined TRS clarified that they merged Congress Legislative Party with TRS Legislative Party in strict adherence to the Indian Constitution. They warned to case defamation case against the Congress leaders in the State, if the latter continued to spread false propaganda against them.
In all, 12 of 19 Congress MLAs submitted a representation to Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy a few days ago, seeking to merge their larger faction of CLP with TRSLP as per the Constitution. Accordingly, the Speaker issued orders in their favour.
Speaking to mediapersons at TRSLP office on Wednesday, MLA Rega Kantha Rao said all the Congress legislators were vexed with the Telangana Congress leadership or lack of it, which prompted them to join TRS led by an efficient leader like Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao. He stated that the CLP was merged with TRSLP as per the Constitutional provisions. “We are answerable to people who voted us. Hence, we are explaining to them that we joined TRS as per the Constitution only for development of our constituencies,” he said.
Kantha Rao stated that all the 12 MLAs were ready to tender their resignations and contest the bypolls whenever needed. He stated that there was no future for politicians who want to serve their constituents, in Congress party. He pointed out that neither TPCC President N Uttam Kumar Reddy nor CLP leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka were able to get the Congress candidates win in their own constituencies during the recent Parishad elections.
Another MLA Gandra Venkataramana Reddy pointed out that the Congress party had been suffering defeats repeatedly since 2014, but the State leadership had failed to introspect to analyse the causes and rectify the flaws. The Telangana Congress leadership is adamant to admit its flaws in leadership and also failed to strengthen or consolidate its voter base. “Congress leaders are trying to blame EVMs and other factors for their defeat. If that was the case, TRS got clear mandate during elections held with ballot papers,” he added.
MLAs Vanama Venkateshwara Rao, P Sabitha Reddy, Atram Sakku, Sudheer Reddy and other newly-joined MLAs were present.