If at all the Congress party is losing one state after the other and has plunged into an irrecoverable situation, the blame has to go only to the Congress leaders and nobody else.
Apart from the leadership crisis at the national level, there are always some leaders who do not tolerate if any other leader gains popularity with his aggressive actions. They feel threat to their positions and try to run him down, even at the cost of the party prospects.
In Telangana, the Congress has every chance to bounce back by the next assembly elections, if the leaders display unity among themselves, since the people’s mood is gradually turning against the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi headed by K Chandrasekhar Rao.
Though the Congress could get only 19 assembly seats in the assembly elections held in December, it managed to bounce back in the Lok Sabha elections by winning three MP seats. It has provided that the party has all the chance to get back its glory by next elections.
Only thing is that the party needs dynamic leaders like A Revanth Reddy, who won the Malkajgiri Lok Sabha seat fighting against all odds.
He is trying in his own way to bring back life into the party, but the seniors who are virtually spent forces are not able to tolerate his aggressiveness, for the simple reason that he might emerge as the chief ministerial candidate if he is allowed to take pro-active steps.
On Monday, Revanth hit the headlines with his aggressive move to lay siege to Pragati Bhavan, the camp office of the chief minister, in support of the RTC strike.
In fact, PCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy, former MP Konda Vishweshwar Reddy, former ministers Ponna Lakshmaiah and Shabbir Ali and many others participated in the Chalo Pragati Bhavan rally and courted arrest at different places.
But some seniors like V Hanumantha Rao, Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, Kodanda Reddy and Madhu Yashki did not like the aggression of Revanth and others.
They strongly questioned the unilateral decisions of a select few leaders, ignoring the seniors. They decided to lodge a complaint with the high command.
The leaders felt that Revanth should have convened a meeting of the seniors at Gandhi Bhavan and should have discussed the programme.
They said that it was an insult to them as they were not taken into confidence while finalising the programme. They also reportedly discussed on the ways to control Revanth Reddy in the party.
Similarly, it was a different scenario a few days back. Leaders including Revanth Reddy and Uttam Kumar Reddy found fault with V Hanumantha Rao and former MLA A Sampath Kumar for attending the all-party meeting convened by Jana Sena Party chief on Uranium mining.
As long as these leaders quarrel among themselves, there is definitely no future for the Congress party!