On Sunday, thirteen leaders who had previously defected from the TDP to the party announced their resignations from party positions, further escalating the turmoil within the Congress’ Telangana branch.
Others including Seethakka, Vijay Rama Rao, Erra Shekhar, and Narender Reddy declared that they will submit their resignations to the working president of the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC).
This happened the day after several top leaders said the “Save Congress in Telangana” movement had begun in order to defend the party from leaders who belonged to other parties. They scheduled a conflict between the original Congress and Telugu Desam Party immigrants (TDP).
A Revanth Reddy, the state’s chief who joined Congress from the TDP a few years ago, was considered as the target of an open uprising in this situation.
The Revanth Reddy group is preparing to refute the claims made by top officials who disapproved of him for stuffing the recently declared party executive with TDP immigrants.
The group wants to emphasise how the dissidents’ accusations will undermine the organisation.
Another development is that the party’s central leadership has given the events in the state unit significant consideration. Secretaries in charge of the AICC are reportedly in contact with leaders of the opposition. On Monday, a few central leaders are probably going to meet with the rebel group.
Senior party leaders who have been in the party since the beginning of their individual political careers announced on Saturday that they are starting a movement to “Save Congress in Telangana” to defend the party from a leader who they claimed joined the Congress after switching allegiances from party to party.
At the home of Congress Legislature Party leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, the senior leaders met. Those present at the meeting included Madhu Yashki Goud, Damodar Rajnarasimha, A. Maheshwar Reddy, former state president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy, and MLA T. Jagga Reddy.