The brain storming session of the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee on Monday turned out to be very bitter to the AICC leader Digvijay Singh when all sections complained that their own party and its senior leaders did injustice to them while in power.
Digvijay Singh confided and also openly declared that the focus on leaders and not workers had led to party’s ruin in both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. ‘AP was bastion of Congress even in 1977 when it gave 41 of the 42 MPs to the party, but the erosion in party ranks after Telagnana bifurcation was unprecedented and unheard off’ he lamented at the two day workshop session on the outskirts of the city .
Presenting their reports on the outcome of group discussions held with party workers during the workshop, the Telangana Congress leaders admitted that local workers were neglected by the senior leadership. Further, the traditional voters of Congress party drifted away due to different factors.
CLP leader in Legislative Council D Srinivas highlighted in his report on how and why the Congress lost the support of communities including employees and Civil society which were traditionally with the party.
V Hanumantha Rao said party workers and cadres were relegated to daily wagers and unpaid staff in the party forums but never given much needed incentives. Deputy CLP leader Dr J Geetha Reddy said that the Congress party had failed to capatalise the achievement of introducing SC/ST Sub-Plan and the SC/ST workers and voters had drifted away to other political platforms.