HYDERABAD: Irked by a section of the party leaders ignoring his advice to refrain from making controversial remarks on Telangana and other issues, APCC president D. Srinivas has lodged a complaint with the high command.

He apprised the Central leaders on the attitude of these leaders. He was upset by the remarks by some leaders demanding Greater Hyderabad, Greater Rayalaseema, merger of the Bhadrachalam revenue division in Andhra and sharing of the Godavari and Krishna waters etc.

Mr. Srinivas told a press conference here that the conduct of these leaders only showed they had little or no respect for AICC president Sonia Gandhi or the high command.

“The high command is viewing all these developments seriously. All those responsible for such statements have no discipline and will pay a heavy price,” he said, warning partymen to desist from lowering the party’s image by such acts.

He lamented that an impression had been created by such statements that the high command was on the verge of announcing Telangana. “If they have any reservations, let them air their views after the high command takes a decision,” he observed.

At another press conference, Finance Minister K. Rosaiah, who took over as chairman of the APCC Campaign Committee, said there was no need for the Congress to run like other parties.

The party was confident of returning to power based on ‘tremendous’ impact of the development/welfare programmes.