In spite of preventive measures, rebel trouble erupted in Congress, creating headache for the Congress high Command before announcement of tickets. Several leaders from across Telangana started protesting at Gandhi Bhavan, fearing that they would be denied tickets or their constituencies would be allotted to either TDP or TJS, as part of alliance.
Just two days ago Congress party's Telangana Affairs In-charge RC Khuntia announced that 74 candidates had been finalised and Congress candidates first list would be announced on November 10. But as rebels started protests even before announcement of tickets, Congress High Command has decided to delay the list.
Owing to protests from several leaders Gandhi Bhavan turned into a war zone. Rebel leaders from Khanapur, Nakirekal, Uppal, Secunderabad Cantonment, Serilingampally and other constituencies protested at Gandhi Bhavan. As the trouble from rebels grew, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) leaders also requested police to provide more security for Gandhi Bhavan. A Congress worker from Uppal also tried to pour petrol and immolate himself demanding Congress High Command not to give Uppal constituency to TDP as part of alliance.
While High drama was witnessed at Gandhi Bhavan, some leaders also protested in Delhi and made efforts to impress AICC leaders. Though Sonia Gandhi herself okayed the first list, leaders who got inside information that they did not get tickets have started turning rebels, Though AICC top leaders assured that the future of those leaders who do not get tickets will be taken care by party, rebel trouble is brewing in Congress, creating headache for High Command.