Minister Padma Rao revealed surprising things about Congress Party. He said that he was earlier in Congress Party and for all the years that he was there, he got nothing by a sweet box. There was not alternative for Congress Party at that point of time and so he joined Separate Telangana Movement, he said. Padma Rao raised the issue when Ponguleti Sudkhar of Congress reminded him of it. He is now Member of Legislative Council (MLC). Had he still been in the Congress, he would not have had a chance of stepping in to the Assembly, he said.