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Old age no hurdle to become PCC chief?

Old age no hurdle to become PCC chief?

Veteran Congress leader and former Rajya Sabha member V Hanumantha Rao has found fault with the Congress high command for not considering seniority and caste equations in the appointment of the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee chief.

VH has not hidden his disappointment over the reports that the high command is considering the names of relatively young leaders like A Revanth Reddy, D Sridhar Babu and G Chinna Reddy for the post of Telangana PCC chief.

“Why is the party ignoring seniors like me? It is unfortunate that they are taking into consideration the age factor for the PCC chief post. The high command should not take decisions sitting in Delhi, but it should take the views of the party cadre in districts before taking decisions,” VH said.

Claiming himself a trusted soldier of the Congress party and a loyalist of Rajiv Gandhi, the veteran leader said only a BC leader like him should be appointed as the PCC chief, instead of looking at only Reddy community.

“When Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is constructing buildings for the BC communities, the Congress high command is ignoring BCs,” he regretted.

“At least for the sake of appeasing the BC communities, I should be made the PCC chief. And the upper caste leaders should support my candidature,” he said.

He attacked AICC general secretary K C Venugopal for influencing the decision of the high command.

“Venugopal came to Hyderabad only on the day of election of CLP leader. He was not seen here again. He cannot take decisions based on lobbying by a few,” VH said.

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