After tasting a bad defeat in the first phase of the PACs polls in the district, the Telugu Desam Party district wing faced another jolt on Sunday with 25 mandal level leaders in Singanamala constituency resigning to the party primary membership and more party functionaries ready to quit in Hindupur constituency.
The dissidents accused Hindupur MLA Abdul Ghani and Singanamala party in-charge and former minister Samnthakamani of helping the rivals win the first phase polls. Of the 65 PACS director posts in Hindupur constituency to which elections were held in the first phase, the TDP won only 3 director posts. The party also cut a sorry figure in Singanamla constituency, considered as one of the TDP bastions, by winning only four PACS. The Congress and YSRC grabbed six and three societies respectively.
Many party workers in Hindupur constituency after holding a secret meeting on Saturday wrote to party top brass, demanding expulsion of party MLA Abdul Ghani.