Anger is rising among Congress Party’s Telangana seniors against ex-IAS officer Koppula Raju. They feel Koppula Raju is using his proximity to Rahul Gandhi to scuttle the chances of several loyal Congress men.
They say that Koppula Raju is also skilfully playing his Dalit card against them. Several Congress leaders in Telangana feel that Koppula Raju was instrumental in the party denying a ticket to them in the recent elections.
Some leaders are venting their ire in public and have even issued statements slamming Koppula Raju. But, the Congress high command seems to think otherwise. Party’s Telangana affairs incharge RC Kunthia is backing him to the hilt. He said Koppula is doing a fabulous job.
He asked the party seniors not to air their opinions in public. “There are internal fora, where such issues can be raised,” he said. Despite his comments, Telangana Congress seniors are deeply upset with Koppula Raju’s rising influence.