Hyderabad: The Telangana state unit of the Congress has ignored the party high command's decision to put on hold political activities in the wake of the terror attack on the CRPF convoy at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, in which 44 CRPF jawans died and several others were injured.
After the BJP suspended political activities for three days over the attack, AICC president Rahul Gandhi had extended his full support to the government. Soon after the statements of Mr Gandhi, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi also cancelled her press conference that was scheduled for Friday. In Telangana state, Chief Minister of Telangana K. Chandrasekhar Rao decided not to celebrate his birthday on February 17.
However, TPCC chief and a former fighter jet pilot, Mr N. Uttam Kumar Reddy, on Friday continued the brainstorming session for the party cadre to prepare them for the coming Lok Sabha elections. They, however, observed a two-minute silence to respect of the CRPF soldiers who were martyred in the attack.
Apart from the political meetings, the state Congress leaders were also reportedly hosting dinner parties....