Expressing anger over the leaders leaving the party, Congress senior leader and Rajya Sabha members V Hanumantha Rao and Palvai Govardhan Reddy have stated that it was not proper for the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to encourage defections. They said that AICC chief Sonia Gandhi was concerned over the leaders leaving the party though she had conceded Telangana state.
Speaking to the media here on Saturday, VH asked the leaders not to deceive Sonia Gandhi, who had conceded Telangana state at the cost of the party in Andhra Pradesh. He said that the TRS leaders have to prepare their own cadre instead of encouraging defections. He said that it was not proper for the leaders to leave the party after losing in the elections. He opined that the TRS party boat will sink in case it makes the Congress party leaders to join their party.
Alleging that the party seniors were failing to instill confidence among the leaders who were leaving the party, he advised the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader K Jana Reddy, TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy and TPCC working President Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka to give a call to the party leaders not to leave it. He said that it was not proper for former minister Danam Nagender, who enjoyed positions, to say that he will leave the party. “The real leaders will not leave the party at any cost", he said.
Goverdhan Reddy said that it was not proper for the leaders to leave the party thinking that it will not come to power in the next elections.