Cong, TRS & TDP facing rebel trouble
Congress, TRS & TDP Facing Rebel Trouble, Rebel trouble is brewing in the Congress, TRS and TDP in the district following last- minute changes in the lists of nominees
- Former TRS MLA’s follower attempts suicide
- Congressmen burn party flags
- TDP leader’s supporters threaten to jump from atop water tank
Rebel trouble is brewing in the Congress, TRS and TDP in the district following last- minute changes in the lists of nominees, denial of ticket to senior leaders and a sitting legislator. These parties are likely to face the threat of rebel nominations. Peeved at denial of ticket, Parkal sitting member Moluguri Bikshapati has reportedly decided to jump into the election fray as TRS rebel. He was unhappy with the party giving the ticket to Advocates’ JAC leader M Sahodar Reddy.
Bikshapati convened a meeting of his followers on Tuesday, where presidents of Parkal, Geesukonda, Atmakur and Sangem TRS units and leaders were present. The leaders opposed the party decision and asked him to file his papers as a rebel candidate. A Kiran, president of Moluguri Yuva Sena City wing, allegedly attempted suicide by dousing himself with kerosene protesting against denial of ticket to Bikshapati. Similarly, Congress leader Rajarapu Pratap who aspired to contest from Station Ghanpur was annoyed with the party’s decision to field a former TRS leader Dr G Vijayarama Rao, who recently joined the party.
He accused the party of meting out ‘injustice’ to a committed party worker, like him. Pratap’s followers burnt party flags at Station Ghanpur even as he was addressing the media at his Kazipet residence. Tension prevailed for sometime at Bhupalapalli, as four supporters of senior TDP leader Gandra Satyanarayana climbed water tank and threatened to jump, protesting the allocation of local MLA seat to BJP, as part of the alliance. Md. Rafiq, Bandari Prabhakar, Komuraiah and B Ramesh were persuaded by police to climb down. In a related development, several BC community leaders have convened a press conference in Hanamkonda headed by senior Congress man Banda Prakash and accused the party of neglecting BCs. Meanwhile, DCC president D Madhava Reddy was said to be furious with reports that the Narsampet Assembly seat, allotted to him, was likely to be given to TJAC leader Kathi Venkataswamy.