Kanugolu had also made forays in Rajasthan and MP but regional satraps Ashok Gehlot and Kamal Nath reportedly were not on the same page as the poll strategist.
The party has also decided to hold a slew of meetings across the state when the LDF government will kick off its Jana Sadassu.
With limited alternatives at their disposal, the Congress leadership is now contemplating the transfer of Kichannagari Laxma Reddy to Tandur, where his leadership could prove crucial.
In the war room, a specialised team led by poll strategist Sunil Kanugolu’s team will work in coordination with AICC-appointed personnel.
One party veteran even raised questions about a particular leader who received a high rating in the survey despite not having joined the party until two days ago.
Sources also said that the party’s State unit has decided to take his assistance for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. The party has set a target of winning 20 out of 28 Lok Sabha seats in the State.
The leaders, who are aware that their candidatures will be finalised based on the survey reports of Sunil’s team, did not doubt their credentials.
The political strategist had the rapt attention of top Congress leaders as he spoke about how to capitalise on the anti-incumbency factor, which, according to his reports, is very high.
The Telangana Congress leaders are badly in need of consulting Kanugolu on the roadmap that they should follow to face the elections.
Kanugolu was the brain behind the Congress party’s ‘PayCM’ campaign with a QR code, that took political circles by storm last September.