The Congress party is yet to release the official list of candidates for the ensuring assembly elections in Telangana, but protests have already started in the party over the leaked list.
While former Pradesh Congress Committee president Ponnala Lakshmaiah registered a protest with the party high command over denial of ticket from Jangaon which was allotted to the Telangana Jana Samithi, another former minister and Congress manifesto committee co-chairman Komatireddy Venkat Reddy openly revolted against the high command over denial of ticket to his follower Chirumarhi Lingaiah from Nakrekal constituency.
As part of the grand alliance, Nakirekal was allotted to Telangana Inti Party, which is likely to field wife of party president Cheruku Sudhakar.
“This is atrocious. It is a winning seat for the Congress and if it is allotted to Telangana Inti Party, it is bound to lose the elections,” he said.
Demanding that the party high command rethink over the decision, Komatireddy said he would not contest from Nalgonda, if Lingaiah was not given the ticket from Nakrekal.
He even warned that his supporters across the state will defeat the Congress main leaders if party failed to provide ticket to Lingaiah.
Komatireddy is also upset with the reports that his brother Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy is also being denied ticket from Munugode assembly seat.
Meanwhile, a large number of Congress activists from Malkajgiri staged a dharna in front of Gandhi Bhavan demanding that the party should give ticket to Congress leader Sridhar, instead of allotting the same to Telangana Jana Samithi. The party leadership is trying to convince them.