HYDERABAD: Congress party leaders in Secunderabad Cantonment constituency were an angry lot on Friday. Many disgruntled leaders announced that they would contest as Independent candidates if not given a ticket.
Speaking to Express, M Krishank, former spokesperson of TPCC and son-in-law of former minister Sarve Satyanarayana, said, “AICC president Rahul Gandhi had promised that the party would give tickets to students from Osmania University. But is the party serious about this promise.” Krishank said that if he is denied a ticket this time, he would contest as an Independent candidate from Secunderabad Cantonment segment.
Another aspirant, S Ganesh, a TPCC member, said that he would file his nominations from Secunderabad Cantonment segment on November 14 as an Independent candidate. “Congress leader Sarve Satyanarayana is always given the party ticket. He contested the by-election for Warangal Lok Sabha seat but lost badly. We are surprised with his candidature,” he said.
Disappointment for OU student leaders
Osmania University students leaders, who had recently met with TPCC chief Uttam Kumar Reddy and other senior leaders in the party for tickets, were met with disappointment on Friday. OU student leaders like Manavata Roy, Krishank, chiefs of affiliate wings like TPCC women’s wing in-charge Nerella Sharada, Telangana activists expressed their anguish with the developments.