The political affairs committee of the state Congress party met in Hyderabad on Saturday. The meeting was chaired by AICC general secretary K C Venugopal. Venugopal made it clear that if party leaders continue to fight among themselves and don’t put their differences aside like Siddaramaiah and D K Shiv Kumar did in Karnataka, the party will not be able to come to power in Telangana.
Venugopal reportedly said that there are only 100 days left and if leaders still want to fight, there is not much the high command can do. He also mentioned that if a government is formed, it will be the local leaders who become ministers, not those from Delhi.
During the meeting, Venugopal referred to the activities of four leaders without mentioning their names. He advised them to focus on their own districts and not interfere in other districts. One former PCC president argued that they have followers in neighboring districts and should take care of their interests as well. However, Venugopal disagreed with this argument.
Venugopal instructed the PCC to form mandal committees within 15 days. He also emphasized that the internal differences are small issues that are being magnified due to the ego of some leaders. The AICC will soon appoint observers to oversee the elections. Venugopal advised PCC president A Revanth Reddy to build a team where all leaders work together.