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13 PCC members quit posts as Telangana Congress infighting intensifies

The 13 members include sitting Congress MLA Danasari Anasuya (Seethakka) and former legislator Vem Narendar Reddy

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The intra-party wrangling in Telangana Congress appears to have intensified with as many as 13 PCC members resigning from their respective posts on Sunday, protesting the remarks of some senior leaders that those who "migrated" to Congress from other parties got prominence.

The 13 members include sitting Congress MLA Danasari Anasuya (Seethakka) and former legislator Vem Narendar Reddy.

Former deputy chief minister in undivided Andhra Pradesh Damodar Rajanarasimha on Saturday, in an apparent reference to some of the former TDP leaders who joined the Congress, sought to know what message would it give to "original Congress activists" if those who "migrated" to the Congress from other parties got prominence.

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He was flanked by CLP leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, Congress Lok Sabha member N Uttam Kumar Reddy, former MP Madhu Yashki Goud and party MLA T Jayaprakash Reddy (known as Jagga Reddy) when he made the comments.

The dissatisfaction of these leaders is seen as directed towards State Congress president and MP A Revanth Reddy.

Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee President, Revanth Reddy without directly responding to reporters' queries on the internal bickering, said the partys high command will look into all the issues.

As per the AICC instructions the party leaders from village to the state level will undertake 'Padayatra' from January 26 in Telangana highlighting the “failures” of the state and central governments, he said.

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Reddy alleged that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao headed the government stole valuable information from “Congress’ War Room”.

He said all the party leaders and workers will strive to bring Congress to power in the state. 


Addressing reporters here, former MLA E Anil made an appeal to 'senior leaders' to work together and bring the party back to power in the state.


He added that everybody has respect for seniors in the party. However, Anil took exception to the description of some party leaders as "migrants."


He urged the senior leaders to put up a united fight against the governments (BRS in Telangana and BJP at the Centre).


After the Congress' poor performance in the recent bypoll to the Munugode Assembly constituency, the party's state unit has been faced with infighting as several party leaders recently expressed dissatisfaction over the jumbo PCC committees announced sometime back. 

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