Karti slammed the high command culture in the Congress, saying it did not give much space to the states and made them dependent on Delhi even in small issues. His outburst came after former Union minister GK Vasan quit the party to float his own outfit in Tamil Nadu, giving a blow to the grand-old party that hasn't returned to power in the state after 1967.
Karti's remark led to a controversy and demand was made to take disciplinary action agaisnt the young leader who contested from Shivaganga, his father's constituency, in the Lok Sabha election earlier this year.
Rao, an MP from Telangana, said Karti should have advised his father on what should be done and he could have conveyed that to the top leadership, the report said. Rao also said that Karti's remark sent a wrong message and he should have taken his father into confidence before speaking. A couple of days ago, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh also indirectly slammed Karti, saying those who disagree with the Congress's inclusive ideology had all the freedom to leave it.
On Thursday, a delegation of the Congress's Tamil Nadu unit met party chief Sonia Gandhi and expressed its solidarity with the latter in the wake of Vasan's resignation.