Telangana Congress: The major hurdle for Congress party across the country is the leaders within the party. Calling it a democratic party doesn’t mean that infighting within the party should hamper its prospects in elections. This is exactly what is happening even in Telangana! After initial silence over the appointment of A Revanth Reddy as Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC), there seems to be a revolt that is brewing and might lead to bigger problems for the party in the state!
The within party fights have not helped the Congress survive against the aggressive Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in fact they are losing elections after elections, but lessons have not been learnt! The issue of Congress party not doing well and infighting is the top leadership. The party top leadership proves to be wrong and indecisive on all the issues!
Recently Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee made a comment that because of the inability and lack of vision within Congress that BJP was growing strong in the country. Even as the poll strategist Prashant Kishor made headway and met Congress bigwigs to plan for 2024 general elections, the top leadership seems to have rejected Kishor’s idea and he too has made it clear that Congress was unlikely to come back to power in the centre!
In Telangana, Congress has slowly become irrelevant and losing it prime position at all places. Telangana Chief Minister and President of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) K Chandrashekar Rao prefer the BJP to the Congress as his main rival. He has chosen not only to impale the foibles of the state BJP unit and the Centre’s antipathy towards Telangana, but even to highlight how “insignificant” the Congress is in the state.
Added to the wound of political parties not recognising the presence of Congress, is the infighting. It looks like the defeat in Huzurabad by-election has made leaders to raise their voice against TPCC chief Revanth Reddy. It is understood that a host leaders are approaching the top leadership in Delhi against the state head.
Bhongir MP Komatireddy Venkat Reddy lashed out at the State leadership and said he would strive to revive the party in Telangana. He brushed aside the party was gaining popularity and will give TRS run for its money in the 2023 assembly elections and said, “all these claims fell flat as Congress party lost deposit in the Huzurabad by-election.”
The Bhongir MP said he would launch an agitation in support of farmers from Kamareddy and Yellareddy from Sunday. “Congress is my life and AICC president Sonia Gandhi is Goddess to me. I will show my power from tomorrow,” Komatireddy added.
Unconcerned about the infighting, Congress hope to win 78 seats in next assembly elections as well as achieve 80 lakh votes! AICC in-charge of Telangana Manickam Tagore called for avoiding groupism, infighting and work as a team to achieve the set target. In the recent training programme for the party leaders, even Revanth was delivering inaugural address few leaders created ruckus leading to the TPCC chief coming up with a stern warning that all the leaders who do not follow in line of discipline will be expelled from the party after January 26!