AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh was in Hyderabad, and met his party colleagues at the TPCC Coordination Committee meeting. Soon after the meet he addressed the media and accused Telangana chief minister for encouraging defections by offering huge contracts to the Congress MLAs and senior party members,
He lambasted the defectors, and shared the the party has decided to go the legal way. Congress is going to high court and election commission, seeking amendment to the Anti-defection law. He feels that the current law lacks the grit to deal with defectors, and sought more teeth to anti-defection law. Digvijay Singh stressed on the need for fxing a set time frame to take action against defectors. He called the whole process the trading of MLAs and MLCs. “Those who have left believe in politics of business. But,the party workers and leaders believing in the ideology of Congress will never leave,” he said.
Digvijay was at his explosive best even during the party meeting that ran for four hours. He took to task senior leadership for continuous instability and regular defections, and the leaders’ failure to deal with them. It was a meeting of war of words with the Congress members blaming each other. Shabbir Ali and Sarve Satyanarayana questioned each other on the authority to react to statements issued by Palvai Govardhan Reddy and Gutha Sukhender Reddy before the media. Members also sought clarification from Leader of Opposition K Jana Reddy’s praise for Rs 5 meal sponsored by GHMC before municipal elections. There seem to be more issues that need to be sorted out than what meets the eye with the already weak Congress party in Telangana state.