TPCC President N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Friday said that the election campaigning by the Congress alliance partner TDP's president Chandrababu Naidu was not the reason for the defeat of the alliance in the recent Assembly elections.
He strongly felt that the Praja Kutami would have achieved far better results had it been formed much earlier.
During an informal interaction with media persons, Reddy said that there were several reasons for the defeat of the Congress in the Assembly elections. Noting that there was a huge difference between the votes polled and the votes counted, the TPCC chief alleged that the Election Commission officials did not count the VVPAT slips despite there was being a difference of only 1% of the votes between the winner and the first runner-up. He also claimed that the complaints lodged by them with the Election Commission did not have any impact on its officials.
He said that the Congress would identify all the reasons that led to its defeat and perform well in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. He said that the party had already submitted a preliminary report on its prospective MP candidates.
Commenting on the delay in the swearing-in ceremony of the newly-elected MLAs in the state, Reddy said that it was unfortunate that the Assembly was not convened and the swearing-in ceremony was not held so far even after 15 days of the assumption of charge by KCR as the CM. The Telangana Congress chief also declined to comment on the third front concept mooted by CM KCR.