Telangana Congress Pradesh Committee president A Revanth Reddy is under severe criticism for having lost Huzurabad assembly seat very badly. In fact Congress has lost its deposit in this fight. Critics of Revanth Reddy within the party have targeted the PCC president and are aiming at his removal from the post.
It looks like the rebellion against Revanth Reddyis intensifying. The lowest point of the Huzurabad by-election is the fact that Congress candidate Balmoor Venkat getting around 3,000 votes which is less than 2 per cent of the total votes polled in the constituency. This only proves that even the places which were considered as sure shot Congress blocks have not voted for Venkat! This trend has led to criticism against the leadership in the state.
What is surprising is the attitude of TPCC chief. Revanth Reddy held massive public meetings in Adilabad, Gajwel and Mahabubnagar, but not in Huzurabad, why did he do it? Does this mean Revath was aware of the outcome of the by-election?
Meanwhile senior Congress leaders in the state have started questioning Revanth Reddy as to why he did not hold any Dalit Girijana Dandora on protest against unemployment in Huzurabad. “This only shows that he was not serious about putting up a good show in the constituency,” said senior Congress leader in Hyderabad.
In response to the by-election result, TPCC chief took full responsibility for the party’s miserable performance in Huzurabad. “The by-election was thrust on people due to personal rivalry between the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Eatala Rajender. There was no need for the Congress candidate Venkat to get disappointed,” Revanth said.
He mentioned that losing an election is not the end of the road for Congress. “Even Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lost deposit in Nagarjunasagar by-election recently where Congress gave a tough fight to ruling Telanaga Rastra Samiti (TRS). The Congress party will work towards coming to power in 2023. I call upon all the senior leaders in the party to sort out difference and work towards common goal,” Revanth Reddy added.