Hyderabad: The AICC announcement of a new Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president appears to be delayed in view of the byelection to the Nagarjunasagar constituency in combined Nalgonda district.
After reports said the AICC was likely to do, various quarters have told the AICC to hold back the name for a while as it would ruffle feathers and create a rift in the party ahead of the byelection. The Nagarjunasagar seat fell vacant with the demise of sitting MLA Nomula Narasimhaiah.
Sources in the party said that during a meeting between AICC in-charge Manickam Tagore and AICC chief Sonia Gandhi on Monday, the name of the new president was almost finalised. But some seniors in the state Congress contacted AICC leaders and requested for a withholding of an official announcement.
Bhongir MP Komatireddy Venkat Reddy was in the race for the post, but the AICC reportedly favoured candidature of senior leader T, Jeevan Reddy. Venkat Reddy and his brother Rajagopal Reddy…