Expressing anger over several of its leaders leaving the Party, Telangana Congress senior leaders and Rajya Sabha members V Hanumantha Rao and Palvai Govardhan Reddy stated that it was not proper for Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao to encourage defections.
They said that AICC chief Sonia Gandhi was concerned over the leaders leaving the Party though it was she that had conceded Telangana.
They termed the leaders who were leaving the party as "the most corrupt ones".
Speaking to the media on Saturday, VH asked the leaders not to deceive Sonia Gandhi, who had conceded the demand for Telangana at the cost of the Party's very presence in Andhra Pradesh.
He said that the TRS leaders had to create their own cadre instead of encouraging defections.
He also added that it was not proper for the leaders to leave the Party after losing in the elections. He opined that the TRS boat would sink with the heavy weight in case it got the Congress leaders to join it.
Alleging that the party seniors were failing to instill confidence among the leaders who were leaving the Party, he advised the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader K Jana Reddy, TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy and TPCC working president Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka to give a call to the Party leaders not to leave it.
He said that it was not proper for former minister Danam Nagender, who enjoyed several positions, to say that he would leave the Party.
"Real leaders will not leave the Party at any cost," he said.
He said that the leaders and cadre should stick to the Party with patience, and that the Party would come to power in the next elections.
Govardhan Reddy said that it was not proper for the leaders to leave the Party thinking that it would not come to power in the next elections.
He lashed out at the leaders saying that they were looking outside after losing power.
He expressed confidence that the cadre would not leave the Party though the leaders were leaving it.