Congress in Fix as Vivek Declines to Contest: Warangal Bypoll

With Cong failing to convince Vivek to contest Warangal bypoll, the party is weighing options between Sarve and Rajaiah.

Published: 30th October 2015 05:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th October 2015 05:07 AM   |  A+A-

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HYDERABAD: With all efforts to woo senior leader and former MP G Vivek to contest the Warangal byelection failing, the Congress is now weighing between two former MPs Sarve Satyanarayana and Sircilla Rajaiah for the contest.

On a day when Congress state incharge Digvijaya Singh was in the city to hold discussions with senior leaders to select a candidate, a host of seniors went to Vivek’s house and tried to convince him to contest the election. Vivek, however, said he is not inclined to contest.

The party then mulled the chances of other aspirants including Sarve Satyanarayana, Sircilla Rajaiah and R Pratap. From the opinion gathered from various leaders, Pratap failed to get confidence of the leaders and his candidature too was turned down, sources said. Both Sarve Satyanarayana and Rajaiah hail from Madiga community. Digvijaya Singh meanwhile left for Delhi where he will apprise the situation to party chief Sonia Gandhi.

Before leaving, Digvijaya Singh spoke to reporters where he said a decision would be taken in the next couple of days. Digvijaya Singh also discussed about the strategy to be adopted to face GHMC elections with leaders from Greater Hyderabad including GHCC president Danam Nagender.

It is learnt that some leaders complained to the party incharge that Nagender is not concentrating on party affairs and is not reacting to the issue of deletion of votes in Sanathnagar constituency and other parts of the city.

Nagender, however, told Digvijaya that a section of leaders are spreading rumours of his joining the TRS. ‘’The party leaders are not giving me importance in activities and programmes taken up in GHCC limits,’’ Danam said.


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