Our Sole Aim Should Be To Win Telangana Assembly Polls in 2023: Manickam Tagore
Our sole aim should be to win Telangana Assembly elections in 2023 and defeat KCR regime," said new AICC Incharge of Telangana Manickam Tagore on Wednesday.
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Hyderabad, September 16: “Our sole aim should be to win Telangana Assembly elections in 2023 and defeat KCR regime,” said new AICC Incharge of Telangana Manickam Tagore on Wednesday.
In his maiden interaction with senior leaders of Telangana Congress through Zoom video-conference, Manickam Tagore said that it was unfortunate that the Congress party could not win from Telangana, a State for which Congress President Sonia Gandhi sacrificed another State (Andhra Pradesh) and also a major share of seats in Lok Sabha. Therefore, he said winning Assembly elections in Telangana should be the sole aim of all Congress leaders and workers.
Manickam Tagore said that the Congress party needs to have a winning combination in Telangana. “We have Sachins and Dhonis in our team. But we need to act as a team with discipline and mutual understanding. Our only target should be 2023 Assembly elections. Everyone will take the credit. You don’t see this as a Tennis match, but as a cricket match where every player needs to play a role,” he said.
The AICC Incharge said that he could not immediately travel to Hyderabad due to Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament. He said he would visit Hyderabad in the first week of October after getting a brief from AICC President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi after they return from foreign visit.
Earlier, Uttam Kumar Reddy formally welcomed Tagore as the new AICC Incharge and assured full support on behalf of the entire TPCC. He briefly introduced all the leaders to Manickam Tagore. He said that the main focus of today’s meeting was membership drive, Dubbak by-elections, municipal elections in GHMC, Warangal and Khammam and MLC election from Nalgonda, Warangal & Khammam Graduate Constituency. He said that discussions were held in a positive and constructive manner. He said that the candidates for Dubbak by-elections would be finalised soon. He said incharges for every Mandal and village would be appointed in the next few days. He said a panel of leaders would be deployed full time for Dubbak by-polls. Further, he said that the Congress party would focus on enrolment of voters for Nalgonda, Warangal and Khammam Graduate Constituency for MLC polls.
Manickam Tagore said that the Congress would focus on strengthening the organisation in Telangana. He said that the party would go tough on disciplinary issues. “We will win the next elections in a unified and disciplined manner,” he said.
CLP leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, MPs A. Reventh Reddy and Komatireddy Venkatreddy, MLAs Sridhar Babu, Jagga Reddy & Seethakka, MLC T. Jeevan Reddy, AICC Secretarias N. Bose Raju, Srinivasan Krishnan, Vamshichand Reddy, A. Sampath Kumar, G. Chinna Reddy, Madhu Yashki Goud, TPCC Working Presidents Ponnam Prabhakar & J. Kusum Kumar, former CLP leader K. Jana Reddy, ex-LoP in Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir, former Deputy CM Damodar Rajanarasimha, former PCC Presidents V. Hanumanth Rao and Ponnala Lakshmaiah and other members of TPCC Core Committee participated in the meeting.
The meeting went on for nearly three hours wherein all senior leaders expressed their views on various topics including measures to be taken to strengthen the organisation, membership drive, strategy for forthcoming by-elections and municipal elections. All the leaders who participated in the meeting hoped that Manickam Tagore would bring a lot of positive energy in the party’s organisation in Telangana as he had the experience of working with NSUI and Youth Congress before getting elected as Member of Parliament.
Summarising the outcome of the meeting, Manickam Tagore said that the Telangana Congress had good leaders with each of them having great capabilities. He advised the leaders to meet frequently to boost the trust factor and inculcate the team spirit among themselves. He also made it clear that the party would adopt a zero tolerance policy for indiscipline. (Maxim News)