The Congress peged the Kamma community as the most legion in around 30 Assembly segments in Telangana and willing to give priority in new state.
Chairman of All India SC and ST Cell in the Congress Koppula Raju, played a vital role in the decision and Madhira MLA Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka lobbied for Mr Satyam along with Khammam MLA Puvvada Ajay Kumar.
The other two groups headed by Rajya Sabha MP Renuka Chowdary and former minister R. Venkat Reddy were shocked for appointing Mr Satyam. Renuka tried to secure the post for P. Murali by using her clout, but failed. MLC Sudhakar Reddy, who lobbied for R. Venkat Reddy, also failed.
AICC secretary R.C. Kunthiya argued by paler MLA Venkat Reddy and MLC Sudhakar Reddy.
“Congress MLAs Bhatti and Ajay Kumar worked for Mr Satyam by keeping in touch with the AICC leaders like Koppula Raju and others.The leaders like Renuka and Venkat Reddy failed to notice their efforts to achieve their goal.” Vied Congress leader.In-trusting, there was no unanimity in the leaders over the post horn by AICC president Sonia Gandhi.