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BCs have no importance in Congress party: Danam

BCs have no importance in Congress party: Danam
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Former minister Danam Nagender alleged that leaders belonging to Backward Classes have no importance in Congress party and only community members were calling the shots.

Hyderabad : Former minister Danam Nagender alleged that leaders belonging to Backward Classes have no importance in Congress party and only community members were calling the shots.

Nagender, who quit the Congress party on Friday, addressed a crowded press conference today to explain the reasons that drove him to quit the party.

He alleged that no prominence was being to leaders like former PCC President Ponnala Lakshmaiah or ex-MP V. Hanumantha Rao. He said former PCC Presidents Keshava Rao and D. Srinivas have also quit the party in the past as they were neglected. He said he had served the Congress party for about three decades. Despite getting elected as MLA four times and having served as a minister, he felt neglected in the present situation. He said there was no difference in staying within or outside the party. He said he had raised the issue of neglect of BC leaders during a meeting with Congress president Rahul Gandhi six months.

Giving a clear indication that now he might join the TRS, Nagender praised Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao's functioning and schemes of TRS Government. He said after Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, KCR was the only Chief Minister who is implementing several schemes for the welfare of various sections, especially BCs. He described KCR as a hard working Chief Minister.

Nagender said several leaders including a few ex-corporators of Congress party have resigned along with him.

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