Congress MLA T Jagga Reddy today slammed Telangana AICC in charge Manickam Tagore for allegedly not considering him as an important option for the post of TPCC president.
Speaking to the media, the MLA claimed that his name was not in the list of those being considered for the post and said that it was unfortunate that Tagore did not recognise him as a powerful leader in Telangana when he had a history of standing up to Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao.
Reddy claimed that he had "the medicine to unseat the CM from his post", and added that he was being entirely serious about this. He said that he sincerely believed that it was possible for him to stop KCR politically.
He, however, hastened to add that he was ready to abide by the decision of the party regarding the appointment.
Commenting on the telephonic threats veteran leader V Hanumantha Rao had received, the MLA said that those behind the calls were in the wring for having threatened Rao, and added that he would talk to those who had threatened the leader if their numbers were given to him.
The need to appoint a new TPCC chief has arisen since the current TPCC, Uttam Kumar Reddy, tendered his resignation
from the post last year, following the Congress' dismal performance
in the GHMC elections held on December 1, 2020.
Though the TPCC held several meetings with over 160 Congress leaders in the state after the submission of Reddy's resignation, and with the party's national leadership in Delhi, it appears to have failed to come to a decision about the appointment of the next TPCC chief so far.
In fact, AICC Telangana in-charge Manickam Tagore has been drawing considerable flak for the delay. Jagga Reddy himself had written a letter to Tagore urging him to expedite the process
of the appointment, some months ago.
It is being said that various senior Congress leaders have been hoping to get the post
, and the delay in the appointment has led to much conflict between them.