Ponguelti quits Congress to join BJP
Hyderabad, March 31 (INN): Congress senior leader and ex-MLC Ponguleti Sudhakhar Reddy resigned from the Congress party on Sunday. A few hours after releasing his resignation letter to media, he met Prime Minister Narender Modi and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.
In his resignation letter sent to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Ponguleti alleged that the traditions and values of Congress have changed contrary to its principles. "The influence of money has increased in allocation of tickets in Telangana in Assembly elections of 2018, MLC election and Lok Sabha elections of 2019. It is shocking to find that crores of rupees have been sought for allocation of party tickets. This kind of commercialisation of ticket allocation in Indian National Congress forced me to think about leaving the party. The reason for corrupt and bad practices is failure of State leadership. I tried my best to convey the factual ground situation but high command is not receptive due to middlemen," he alleged.
Ponguleti said he was annoyed with the attitude of Congress party and its prominent leaders. "There has been inconsistent stand of Congress leaders on the issue of terrorism, national security and encouraging such kind of actions by the Congress high command has brought bad reputation for the party and its leaders. Since the party has failed to understand the sentiments of countrymen, I felt it is not proper to continue working with middlemen and irresponsible persons in Congress party," he said.
News Posted: 31 March, 2019