Mixed response evokes from leaders, cadre on TPCC Chief's statement

Deccan Chronicle.  | Mouli Mareedu, Pillalamarri Srinivas & Ravindra Sethu

Nation, Politics

TPCC president A. Revanth Reddy campaigns for Congress candidate Palavi Sravanthi in Munugode. (DC)

HYDERABAD: The video that was posted on social media by TPCC chief A. Revanth Reddy assuring all cadre and leaders that they would retaining their respective seats by working for a Congress victory in Munugode has evoked overwhelming response in support of Palvai Sravanthi.

However, some senior leaders felt that Revanth Reddy's statement had disappointed the cadre. Senior leader V. Hanumantha Rao said that every party activist must fight against the TRS and the BJP while working for Sravanthi’s win.
Meanwhile, across the district, leaders and activists have taken Revanth Reddy's call on a positive note. TPCC member Vedma Bojju of Utnoor said that the state Congress chief was disappointed a bit after an audio that went viral showing a senior Congress leader asking second-rung leaders to vote for his brother who is contesting in the Munguode elections.

He said many cadre and second-rung leaders are likely to go to Munugode after Diwali in response to the PCC chief’s call. Adilabad Assembly constituency Youth Congress general secretary Sama Rupesh Reddy said, “It was very clear that senior leaders are not supporting him within the party and that is why Revanth Reddy wanted to rely on the cadre to win the Mugode seat. Revanth Reddy has lost faith in the senior leaders and fears that they were working against him.”    

“Reddy will stay the PCC president till the Assembly elections. I do not think that some leaders are trying to oust him from the post. Dissent will be there but that should be ignored,” said Puvvalla Durga Prasad, DCC president, Khammam.
Rayala Nageswara Rao, in-charge of Palair Assembly segment, said, “There may be different opinions in the party but such feelings should not be considered against him. It is time to show unity in this critical time.”

“Efforts are being made by opposition leaders to defame the Congress in Telangana. Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao and BJP leaders are trying to damage the Congress’ prospects. Hurting the mindset of the TPCC president is part of the game. We should be careful about it”, said Javed Mahammad, party president of Khammam town.