TDP leaders barred Revanth Reddy about his ideas to join the Congress party, meeting Rahul Gandhi, AICC vice-president in Delhi.
Hyderabad: Telangana State Telugu Desam party working president A. Revanth Reddy who has allegedly decided to join the Congress party was accused of disloyalty by his party colleagues on this Friday.
The party’s Telangana State unit president L. Ramana had assembled a meeting of the politburo and central committee primarily to discuss the matter with Mr. Revanth Reddy leaving the TD party.
On seeing him, TD leaders initiated questioning Mr. Revanth Reddy about his plans to join the Congress party, meeting Rahul Gandhi, AICC vice-president in Delhi and condemning AP ministers of getting favors from the Telangana State government.
Mr. Revanth Reddy did not answer to them and stated, “As a working president I am not supposed to be accountable to you. Whatever my choice is, I will clarify to the party president (Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu of Andhra Pradesh) after he comes back from his foreign trip”.
Annoyed by his response, TD leaders Aravind Kumar Goud and Motkupally Narasimhulu had walked out, saying no determination would be served by staying on. The summit was abruptly suspended as no other issue was deliberated.
Previously, there were frenzied exchanges amid Mr. Revanth Reddy and Mr. Narasimhulu, with the concluding asking him on whose authority he had met Rahul Gandhi. Mr. Revanth Reddy responded by asking him who had allowed him to talk about an association with the TRS.
Mr. Narasimhulu, talking to media persons later, stated Mr. Revanth Reddy was accountable for the plight of the TD entity in the state. “It was because of his participation in the cash-for-vote scam, since of his mistakes as a leader that 12 TD MLAs derelict the party.”
The 22 percent vote share of the party had dropped to 7 percent because of him, Mr. Narasimhulu stated. “He is a coercer and wants to trench the party. He is a traitor of the TD and he should be suspended forthwith,” Mr. Narasimhulu stated.
Mr. Aravind Kumar Goud declared that there was no point in deliberating party strategies in the existence of Mr. Revanth Reddy.