: Telangana Congress leaders are baffled by the manner in which TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao chose to single out TPCC chief Ponnala Lakshmaiah while criticising the Congress party. Mr. Rao has been specifically targeting the TPCC chief at almost all his election rallies leaving the Congress leaders wondering over the former’s intentions. Party leaders see a clever design in the outbursts some of which are personal remarks against Mr. Lakshmaiah.

AICC campaign committee member and MLC Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy, who dashed off a letter to the CEO on Tuesday, demanded stern action against Mr. Rao. “He is violating all norms and guidelines of the EC by using objectionable language,” Mr. Reddy in his letter to the CEO said. He said the provocative statements against Congress leaders were not only uncivilised but un-parliamentary too.