AICC brainstorms to set house in order

Latest developments — an exit and infight — in Cong’s Telangana unit has put party on alert mode.

Published: 24th June 2018 03:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th June 2018 03:29 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: With the latest developments of Danam Nagender’s exit and DK Aruna’s revolt creating ripples in Congress, AICC high command has focused its attention on party affairs in Telangana to set the house in order. The party leadership is reportedly preparing the list of new executive body for the TPCC with a special focus on general elections in such a manner that leaders belonging to weaker sections are given major share of posts. 

During the five-hour-long meeting at AICC war room in Delhi on Saturday, party general secretary (organisational) Ashok Gehlot, State affairs in-charge RC Khuntia, and AICC president Rahul Gandhi’s secretary Koppula Raju discussed with TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy about the measures needed to be taken to put the party on the right track in Telangana. 

According to sources, in the meeting, which was also attended by the three newly appointed AICC secretaries to Telangana — NS Bose Raju (Karnakata), Sreenivasan Krishnan (Kerala) and Saleem Ahmed (Karnataka) —  the party leadership considered the proposal to appoint a general secretary rank senior leader like Ghulam Nabi Azad to look after TPCC affairs as general polls are round the corner. 

Later, Khuntia, while addressing media, made it clear that Uttam will not be removed from the TPCC chief’s post. He said that the party will go to the 2019 polls under Uttam’s leadership only. He also made it clear that any sort of indiscipline among party leaders will not be tolerated. “If any leader wants to complain against the party State leadership, he or she should approach us instead of speaking to the media. We will take severe action against those who voice their dissent through media,” he said.

All set to go
Party asks its cadres to get ready for early polls as it predicts simultaneous to Lok Sabha and State Assembly polls which might  be held in December
Three newly appointed AICC secretaries will look after 40 Assembly segments each119
assembly segments have been divided into North, South and Central TS clusters
Each cluster will be looked after by one AICC secretary
Secretaries to extensively tour the Assembly segments under them from June 25 for next 90 to 100 days 
TPCC’s meet on June 25

Social justice not being implemented in TRS: Cong
Refuting charges made by Danam Nagender, Congress leaders including Komatireddy Venkat Reddy and Rajgopal Reddy said the claim that BCs were being ignored in Congress was wrong. They said social justice was not being implemented in the ruling TRS itself. “Nagender had been in touch with TRS for past two years. His decision to join the ruling party is not a new one.

His claim that KCR is working for the benefit of weaker sections is absurd as KCR has broken his promise of making a Dalit the first CM of State,” Rajgopal Reddy said. Meanwhile, senior Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao said he was endorsing Nagender’s comments regarding BCs in Congress. But, he would not quit the party like Nagender had done in search of greener pastures, Rao added and made it clear that he would remain with Congress and ensure that justice is done to BCs.



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