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We have Sachins and Dhonis, Cong will win 2023 Telangana Assembly polls: New AICC Incharge Manickam

· Our sole aim should be to win Telangana Assembly polls in 2023: Manickam Tagore

·         TPCC leaders give warm welcome to new AICC Incharge

·         Unity and discipline are the need of the hour, says Manickam Tagore

·         Congress will launch membership drive in September end




Hyderabad, September 16, 2020: "Our sole aim should be to win Telangana Assembly elections in 2023 and defeat KCR regime," said new AICC Incharge of Telangana Manickam

Tagore on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.


In his maiden interaction with senior leaders of Telangana Congress

through Zoom video-conference, Manickam Tagore said that it was

unfortunate that the Congress party could not win from Telangana, a

State for which Congress President Sonia Gandhi sacrificed another

State (Andhra Pradesh) and also a major share of seats in Lok Sabha.

Therefore, he said winning Assembly elections in Telangana should be

the sole aim of all Congress leaders and workers.



Manickam Tagore said that the Congress party needs to have a winning

combination in Telangana. "We have Sachins and Dhonis in our team. But

we need to act as a team with discipline and mutual understanding. Our

only target should be 2023 Assembly elections. Everyone will take the

credit. You don't see this as a Tennis match, but as a cricket match

where every player needs to play a role," he said.


The AICC Incharge said that he could not immediately travel to

Hyderabad due to Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing Monsoon Session of

Parliament. He said he would visit Hyderabad in the first week of

October after getting a brief from AICC President Sonia Gandhi and

Rahul Gandhi after they return from foreign visit.



Earlier, Uttam Kumar Reddy formally welcomed Tagore as the new AICC

Incharge and assured full support on behalf of the entire TPCC. He

briefly introduced all the leaders to Manickam Tagore. He said that

the main focus of today's meeting was membership drive, Dubbak

by-elections, municipal elections in GHMC, Warangal and Khammam and

MLC election from Nalgonda, Warangal & Khammam Graduate Constituency.

He said that discussions were held in a positive and constructive

manner. He said that the candidates for Dubbak by-elections would be

finalised soon. He said incharges for every Mandal and village would

be appointed in the next few days. He said a panel of leaders would be

deployed full time for Dubbak by-polls. Further, he said that the

Congress party would focus on enrolment of voters for Nalgonda,

Warangal and Khammam Graduate Constituency for MLC polls.


Manickam Tagore said that the Congress would focus on strengthening

the organisation in Telangana. He said that the party would go tough

on disciplinary issues. "We will win the next elections in a unified

and disciplined manner," he said.


CLP leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, MPs A. Revanth Reddy and

Komatireddy Venkatreddy, MLAs Sridhar Babu, Jagga Reddy & Seethakka,

MLC T. Jeevan Reddy, AICC Secretarias N. Bose Raju, Srinivasan

Krishnan, Vamshichand Reddy, A. Sampath Kumar, G. Chinna Reddy, Madhu

Yashki Goud, TPCC Working Presidents Ponnam Prabhakar & J. Kusum

Kumar, former CLP leader K. Jana Reddy, ex-LoP in Council Mohammed Ali

Shabbir, former Deputy CM Damodar Rajanarasimha, former PCC Presidents

V. Hanumanth Rao and Ponnala Lakshmaiah and other members of TPCC Core

Committee participated in the meeting.



The meeting went on for nearly three hours wherein all senior leaders

expressed their views on various topics including measures to be taken

to strengthen the organisation, membership drive, strategy for

forthcoming by-elections and municipal elections. All the leaders who

participated in the meeting hoped that Manickam Tagore would bring a

lot of positive energy in the party's organisation in Telangana as he

had the experience of working with NSUI and Youth Congress before

getting elected as Member of Parliament.


Summarising the outcome of the meeting, Manickam Tagore said that the

Telangana Congress had good leaders with each of them having great

capabilities. He advised the leaders to meet frequently to boost the

trust factor and inculcate the team spirit among themselves. He also

made it clear that the party would adopt a zero tolerance policy for

indiscipline.

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