Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president N Uttam Kumar Reddy has strongly criticised former PCC chief Dharampuri Srinivas for deciding to quit Congress to join the TRS party.
Addressing a press conference at Gandhi Bhavan here, Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the Congress would not lose anything if leaders like Srinivas leave the party. He said that the Congress party had the potential to groom and nurture new leadership. He ridiculed the claims of Srinivas that he was joining the TRS for the weaker sections. He said DS could not survive for even 35 days without a post and started hunting for posts in TRS after losing the post of Leader of Opposition in Council. He said it was Srinivas greed for post and power that drove him into the TRS. "DS had served as the PCC President for two terms, became minister and also served as Opposition Leader. He still wants to run behind posts and therefore, he decided to quit Congress," he said.
Uttam Kumar Reddy also denied allegations that Srinivas was humiliated in the Congress party. He said DS was made the chairman of High Level Committee in the State and was assigned major responsibilities.