Ponguleti’s angry letter to AICC worries Congress
Speculation is that Congress Deputy Floor Leader in Legislative Council, Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy would be joining TRS during the party plenary to be held on April 27.
Hyderabad: Speculation is that Congress Deputy Floor Leader in Legislative Council, Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy would be joining TRS during the party plenary to be held on April 27.
Reddy on Wednesday dashed off a letter to AICC leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi after resigning from Executive and Coordination Committee membership on Wednesday. Party circles feel that this is an indication that he is in a mood to quit Congress and join TRS.
His recent moves give strength to rumours that he may join TRS soon
Reddy in his letter to AICC expressed serious objections over selection of candidates for TPCC’s new body. The letter said, in protest against the high command’s decision, he was resigning from membership of both Executive Committee and Coordination Committee.
He also communicated the same to the TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy, Leader of Opposition in Legislative Assembly and Mohammed Ali Shabbir and Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council.
Following this, Shabbir Ali met him and tried to pacify to prevent his resignation from the party. During the meeting, Reddy had expressed disagreement over the way both Executive Committee and Coordination Committee of TPCC were finalised.
Later talking to media, Shabbir Ali denied that Sudhakar Reddy would be leaving the party. He said Sudhakar Reddy was unhappy that some of the senior leaders from Khammam who have been working very dedicatedly for the party, were not given suitable posts in the executive.
This includes former Minister, Vanama Venkateswara Rao. “There is no truth in the news that he would leave the party for TRS. We are examining his grievances and there is no difference of opinion amongst the party leaders,” he stated.
But sources say that Minister for Roads and Buildings Tummala Nageswara Rao was in regular touch with Reddy. Sudhakar Reddy did not respond when The Hans India tried to reach him over phone.