Unrest in Tandur unit, TRS leadership fumes
Deccan Chronicle.| L Venkat Ram Reddy
Party MLC Patnam Mahender Reddy and MLA Pilot Rohith Reddy are fighting for supremacy in the constituency
TRS working president K.T. Rama Rao. (DC File)
Hyderabad: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi leadership is believed to have taken a serious note of the frequent infighting between party leaders in Tandur Assembly constituency.
Party MLC Patnam Mahender Reddy and MLA Pilot Rohith Reddy are fighting for supremacy in the constituency with each claiming that the party high command had promised to give them tickets to contest the next Assembly elections from Tandur.
The legislator met party working president K.T. Rama Rao here on Thursday and complained against the MLC and sought stringent action against him for damaging the party's image in the constituency while openly abusing him, officials and in the latest instance a circle inspector, the audio of which went viral on social media platforms.
Later, speaking to the media, Rohit Reddy claimed that he has been promised the party ticket for Tandur seat in the 2023 Assembly elections. Mahender Reddy, on the other hand, denied abusing CI on the phone and stated that the recorded voice was not his. He accused Rohith Reddy of conspiring against him with fabricated audio tapes. He threatened to take legal action if police issue notices to him in this case. The party leadership reportedly warned both the leaders of severe consequences if they continue to indulge in infighting and damaging the party's image. Following this, both leaders reportedly promised to work together.
Rohith Reddy, representing the Congress, defeated the then transport minister Mahender Reddy of TRS from Tandur in the 2018 Assembly polls. But within six months, he defected to TRS, which led to a political tussle between the two groups. The party nominated Mahender Reddy as MLC and made his wife Sunitha Reddy the ZP chairperson of Vikarabad district. However, it failed to douse the fire.