Congress Leader P Kaushik Reddy Resigns From Congress Party
Congress leader P Kaushik Reddy, who is an in-charge of Huzurabad constituency and contested against Eatala Rajender in the year 2018, resigned on Monday after a leaked audio conversation dump him into a controversy. A close assistant of former TPCC chief Uttam Kumar Reddy, Kaushik can be heard saying a BJP leader Vijender that the party was confident to give him the ticket for the Huzurabad byelection.
The audio of the phone conversation also has Kaushik telling Vijender to mobilize youth to campaign for the party by offering them Rs 3,000-5,000 and prepare the list of youth and immediately forward it to me, I will also take care of you. Bollam Rajireddy will call you," he says in the call, which was also recorded. Within few hours of the audio going viral on social media, TPCC Disciplinary Action Committee circulated a notice to Kaushik. However, he decided not to respond to the show-cause notice and sent in his resignation instead.
Earlier, Kaushik raised eyebrows when he was seen with IT Minister KT Rama Rao at a few functions. Chairman of the TPCC Committee, M Kodanda Reddy, demanded an explanation from Kaushik within 24-hours on his alleged conversation with Vijendra. Kaushik was also asked to explain his activities over anti-Congress.
Kaushik chose away with the explanations and sent his resignation to AICC chief Sonia Gandhi, disclosing this at a press conference, he questioned the high command's decision to raise Revanth Reddy as TPCC president.