Kodangal MLA A Revanth Reddy, who defected from the Telangana Telugu Desam Party into the Congress, seems to be emerging as the star campaigner of the Congress party in the state, if were to go by the response he had received during maiden his visit to Gandhi Bhavan on Sunday.
Revanth, who came to Gandhi Bhavan along with other leaders including Vem Narender Reddy and Seethakka, who too shifted their loyalties from the TDP to the Congress from his Jubilee Hills residence in a huge procession of followers, got a rousing reception at the Congress party headquarters.
Even senior leaders like former Union minister S Jaipal Reddy, TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy, V Hanumantha Rao, Sarve Satyanarayana, P Sabitha Indra Reddy and others welcome him into the party headquarters to participate in the birthday celebrations of outgoing AICC president Sonia Gandhi.
This was the first time that Revanth has openly started participating in the Congress party activities.
There was a loud applause from the Congress party workers as he rose to address the gathering.
Some of the speakers even described him as “Baahubali of the Congress party.” And when he started speaking, the party workers raised slogans: “Baahubali Revanth Reddy”.
And Revanth stood up to reputation of attacking Telangana Rashtra Samithi government and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in the strongest words, while the other Congress leaders could not match up to his aggression.
He called for launching another Telangana movement to free the state from the shackles of KCR and his family. He described KCR and his son KTR as the biggest enemies of Telangana.
He also came out with a suggestion that the Congress party should strive for unifying all the forces that oppose anti-people’s policies and undemocratic rule of KCR, if it has to come to power.
In a way, he asked the Congress party leaders to join his efforts to form an anti-TRS platform.