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Uttam Reddy Destroyed Congress: Gajjala Kantham

The Telangana Congress official spokesperson leveled severe allegations against the TPCC chief, and sought his resignation.
Hyderabad | 14th December 2018
Telangana Congress official spokesperson Gajjala Kantham today leveled severe allegations against the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy.

Addressing media persons, Gajjala said that the TPCC chief had completely destroyed the party in Telangana, and that this was in clear contrast to the efforts of AICC chief Rahul Gandhi to strengthen the party across the country.

He also said that Reddy was destroying the "great" party for his selfish politics.

Gajjala wanted to know why Reddy did not tender his resignation from the post even after leading the party to a humiliating defeat in the just-concluded Telangana Assembly elections, and reminded Reddy of his pledge to resign from his party post if the Congress failed to sweep the elections and form the government in Telangana.

"Former TPCC president Ponnala Lakshmaiah had managed to secure 21 seats for the party in the 2014 Assembly elections. But Reddy fell below even that number, winning only 19 seats for the party. Ponnala was forced to take moral responsibility for the defeat of the party and resign. I want to know whether the same rule applies to Uttam or not," he said.

He also said that under Reddy's leadership the Congress was able to win in only two divisions in the GHMC elections.

He said that the SCs, STs and BCs of the state were against Reddy's leadership as he was unable to secure a win for the Congress in the state, and that Reddy should pave the way for either a BC leader or an SC leader.

Following Gajjala's controversial remarks, the Telangana Pradesh Congress Disciplinary Committee issued a show-cause notice to the Congress spokesperson demanding an explanation by Saturday evening for his inappropriate comments against the TPCC chief.
filed in:  Telangana, Elections, Assembly Elections, Results, Election Results, Gajjela Kantham, N Uttam Kumar Reddy, Telangana Congress, TPCC
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