12 leaders resign from Pradesh Congress Committee as infighting ensues in Telangana

12 members of the newly formed Pradesh Congress Committee have tendered their resignations to the body. Congress MP Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that 50% of the committee’s members had recently switched from the TDP.

Abdul Basheer

Hyderabad,UPDATED: December 19, 2022 11:44 IST

Telangana Congress MP Uttam Kumar Reddy

Telangana Congress MP Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that 50 percent of the members of the Pradesh Congress Committee had recently joined from the TDP. (Credits: Twitter-ANI)

By Abdul Basheer: 12 Telangana leaders have resigned from the newly formed Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC). This development, which occurred early on Monday morning, is believed to be in response to “migrant” leaders being given positions ahead of mainstream party loyalists. It has led to clashes between Telangana party leaders.

In their resignation letters, the leaders said that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao was running a dictatorial rule in the state. They added that there was a need for a strong fight to oust KCR. Members who have resigned include Telangana MP Seethakka

The letter further states that Lok Sabha MP Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that more than 50 per cent of the new PCC members were leaders who had recently joined the Telugu Desam Party led by former chief minister Chandrababu Naidu. He also said that the letter has disappointed the leaders who have worked in the Congress for the last six years.

The list of leaders who resigned include: Vijayaramana Rao, Vajresh Yadav, Seethakka (MLA) and Pradesh Executive Committee (PEC) Member Vem Narender Reddy, Dommati Sambaiah, Vice President Kavvampalli Satyanarayana, DCC President, Karimnagar, Subhash Reddy, Charakonda Venkatesh , Sattu Mallesh, Patel Ramesh Reddy, Shashikala Yadav and Chiluka Madhusudhan Reddy, General Secretaries.

In the letter, these leaders stated that the reason they joined the Congress was because of their reverence for Sonia Gandhi who delivered Telangana. “It is unfortunate that some leaders have diverted our efforts to strengthen us and the party,” the letter stated.

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