Some leaders had sold party tickets: V. Hanumantha Rao

Vastavam web: Differences within the opposition Congress in Telangana once again came to the fore on Saturday when senior party leader V. Hanumantha Rao claimed that some leaders had sold party tickets in the recent Assembly election.

He alleged those who managed to buy the tickets defected to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). “If you give tickets to those who have money this is what will happen,” said Rao while speaking at the hunger strike launched by Congress Legislature Party leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka against the “undemocratic” merger of 12 Congress MLAs with the TRS.

“When you give tickets to those who have Rs 10 crore or Rs 20 crore, they will betray the party. Recognise the party workers. Give tickets to them. They will carry the party’s flag high but you have forgotten the workers,” said Rao, who is known for his outspokenness.

Rao had earlier claimed that Congress had some ‘coverts’ (secret agents) who were leaking party information to TRS President and Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao.