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Seniors stall Revanth attempts to grab PCC

Seniors stall Revanth attempts to grab PCC

Firebrand leader and Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee working president A Revanth Reddy is facing a stiff resistance from seniors within the party for his attempts to ascend the throne of PCC chief.

Revanth, who won the Malkajgiri parliament seat braving a tough contest, has attracted the attention of the party high command. He is not only an affluent leader, but also has a strong fan following across Telangana.

Apparently, he was hinted at being made the PCC chief in November, after he met AICC president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi recently in New Delhi. He took it for granted and started dominating the party leaders with his aggressive comments.

But even before he returned to Hyderabad, several seniors like V Hanumantha Rao and K Jana Reddy raised strong exception to Revanth’s claims.

And AICC general secretary in-charge of Telangana R C Khuntia watered down Revanth’s enthusiasm saying Uttam will continue as the PCC chief.

But Revanth has not given up his efforts. When Uttam announced the candidature of his wife Padmavathi for the by-elections to Huzurnagar assembly seat, the PCC working president became furious and questioned how Uttam can make unilateral announcement.

He even asked Khuntia to issue a show-cause notice to Uttam for announcing his wife’s name. Instead, Revanth suggested another candidate Chamala Kiran Reddy for Huzurnagar.

This triggered loud protests from seniors like Jana Reddy, Komatireddy Venkat Reddy and Bhatti Vikramarka, who supported Uttam and called Revanth an ‘outsider’. 

So, it is pretty evident that seniors treat Revanth as an outsider and don’t want to work under him. On Friday, some seniors brought this to the notice of high command.

It remains to be seen how Revanth will take these developments. Whether he will remain in the Congress or go to the BJP will be revealed in a few days to come.

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