Ponguleti expresses concern over internal rifts in Congress party

AICC Secretary and MLC Ponguleti Sudhakar on Saturday stated that the party image was beaten badly as the leaders not effectively rebutting the charges of Opposition against the government and party high command.

Talking to media persons at the Congress Legislature Party Office, Ponguleti Sudhakar said that the ministers and senior leaders have totally failed to counter the allegations of opposition parties which consequently affected the party’s image among the people. Apart from this, the internal conflicts among leaders over the policy decisions adding woes to party, he said.

Ponguleti advised the party leaders to raise their issues among party forum instead of raising them before media and damaging the party’s image. He asked the seniors to work for strengthening the party at village, mandal and district level by taking the government and party programmes to the people.

The AICC Secretary said that the senior leaders should make collective efforts to ensure victory of party candidates in the ensuing by-elections to be held for 18 Assembly constituencies.

He also condemned YSR Congress president Jagan Mohan Reddy’s statement that Congress president Sonia Gandhi was afraid of him. He said that former chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy never spoke a word against party high command and Sonia Gandhi. He asked Jagan Mohan Reddy to learn a lesson from his father before making comments against seniors. (INN)