Veteran Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao today lambasted the party's high command over reports that suggested that MP A Revanth Reddy would be appointed to the post of TPCC president after MP N Uttam Kumar Reddy.
Making no secret of his displeasure at the proposition, the leader asked the high command how it was considering appointing leaders who had come from other parties for the crucially important post of TPCC chief, and wondered if there was any sort of discipline within the party.
Rao was quick to clarify, however, that he was not "abusing" Revanth Reddy but merely highlighting the fact that the MP was facing various kinds of allegations.
Speaking to the media on the matter, he said that he had tried to reach out to the party's high command several times to discuss such issues through letters to no avail, and added that he would readily quit the party if the high command felt that he had made any sort of mistake.
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. MLA Jagga Reddy had even 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.