Supporters of aspirants agitate suspecting denial of seats. Gandhi Bhavan, the headquarters of Telangana Congress, witnessed protests for the third consecutive day with the aspirants making a beeline to meet leaders while their followers sat on protests suspecting denial of seats.

Supporters of Uppal constituency aspirant Ragidi Lakshma Reddy staged a dharna demanding that the seat be not given to the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) at any cost though officially it is yet to be announced. Mr. Reddy’s supporters raised slogans against the Congress leadership and said it was a winning seat for the Congress and is being given to the TDP on a platter.

Their contention is that it was earlier represented by the Congress before losing in the last elections due to the bifurcation sentiment, but now the atmosphere is totally different.

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Similarly, supporters of an aspirant from Nakrekal constituency also staged protests arguing that such a seat cannot be given to a non-entity like Telangana Inti Party.

Interestingly, the Nakrekal seat is also being sought by Chirumarti Lingaiah, former Congress MLA and follower of Komatireddy Venkata Reddy. There were reports that the seat can go to Telangana Inti Party as a part of the grand alliance. However, the Congress is yet to announce its decision.

Similar protests were held by Malkajgiri aspirant, Sridhar with the news spreading that it may go to Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS).

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However, senior party leaders said though the protests were common, it could impact the chances of the party, especially after it has created a positive atmosphere in the State.

Such protests have to be quelled at the earliest with the senior leaders stepping in, a leader opined but there were no senior leaders to pacify them.

On the other hand, Congress Party is slowly realizing the aftereffects of sharing close to 1/4th of total seats with allies. Gandhi Bhavan has become like a war zone for ticket aspirants in the National Party.

Recently, Telangana Congress in-charge Khuntia informed that the first list of MLA Candidates with 74 names will be released on November 10th. Threat from Rebels prompted Congress Leadership to delay the release of Candidates List.

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Rebels from Constituencies such as Serilingampally, Nakirekal, Uppal, Secunderabad, Khanapur and Cantonment have staged protests at Gandhi Bhavan along with their followers. T-PCC sought more police protection in the premises of the party headquarters. Few Congress Activities have been resorting to suicide attempts protesting allocation of seats to TDP.

Congress High Command offers an assurance that those Leaders who were denied tickets will receive nominated posts. However, Most of the aspirants don’t want to miss this opportunity at any cost. #KhabarLive