Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president Ponnala Lakshmaiah is under fire from the party High Command for having failed to carryout an organised election campaign in Telangana.
According to sources, AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh has reportedly expressed his dissatisfaction for the ‘mishandling’ of the election campaign in Telangana region by Ponnala and his team. He has been accused of having ineffective coordination with other leaders and candidates. Digvijay Singh feared that due to lack of centralised campaign, the Congress candidates in many constituencies felt isolated.
Further, Ponnala’s failure to suppress the rebels has also drawn flak from the Congress High Command. Ponnala’s own daughter-in-law Vaishali, who has been denied a ticket by the party, is allegedly working against the official candidates in his home town Karimnagar.
Sources further said that Digvijay Singh was unhappy over the complaints that he has been receiving from the party cadre who alleged that Ponnala remained inaccessible to them throughout the campaign.