Revanth skins Cong yatra: What’s up?

Firebrand MLA from Kodangal and Telangana Congress leader A Revanth Reddy, who kicked up a storm in the party by expressing his resentment over the neglect by the party leadership, seems to have decided to call it quits to the party.

While almost all the party seniors are participating in the third phase of Praja Chaitanya Yatra being organised by the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) for the last one week, Revanth was conspicuously missing in the yatra. He took part in earlier bus yatras of the TPCC.

Party sources said Revanth had not even informed the party leadership about his non-availability for the meetings.He reportedly told his followers that the TPCC had not extended any invitation to him to the yatra.

It is learnt Revanth is going on a holiday to the USA to avoid criticism and is presently busy with his attempts to get the visa.It is obvious that Revanth was upset with the attitude of the Congress seniors who have been ignoring him right from the beginning, as if he is a non-entity.

Apparently, the party leaders are irritated over his claims that he would not accept anything less than the CM post.Several senior Congress leaders lodged complaints with the high command on the attitude of Revanth and this irked the firebrand leader. With this he started to maintain some distance, sources said.

Revanth is terribly upset with the high command for not giving him any suitable post.He told the party leadership that he would lead the party’s campaign in the next elections and hence, he should be given at least Chairman of Campaign Committee.

However, though six months have passed after his joining of the Congress, the post was not offered.Revanth also planned to make State-wide Pada Yatra and sought the permission from the high command.

This request too was rejected by the high command of the party as other senior leaders also wanted permission for the same programme and he was told to confine his Pada Yatra to Mahbubnagar district.