Congress won 64 of the 118 seats it contested from Telangana in the recently held assembly polls. Telangana’s Congress Chief Revanth Reddy, who is being credited for Congress win in the state, will be the next Chief Minister. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s statement on NDTV confirmed this by saying that ‘the decision has been taken.’ This decision was made during a meeting in Delhi attended by Gandhi, Congress Chief Mallikarjun Kharge, and General Secretary KC Venugopal, among others; according to reports, senior Congress leaders Uttam Kumar Reddy and Bhatti Vikramarka might be given the deputy chief minister post or would be quartered on good portfolios.
Oath Taking Ceremony On December 7
The oath-taking ceremony will likely be held in Hyderabad’s LB Stadium on December 7. Initially, the ceremony was going to be held on December 4 but was postponed due to a lack of agreement among the party’s MLAs on the choice of the Chief Minister. Differences that emerged among senior leaders ultimately led to the postponement of the event.
Political Journey Of Revanth Reddy
Revanth Reddy has risen from an Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) member to emerging as a top contender for the Chief Minister’s post. Revanth Reddy completed his graduation from Osmania University while being an ABVP member since he was a student. He has been active in the political field since 2007. Before joining the Telugu Desam Party, he was elected to MLC as an independent candidate.
In 2014, Revanth Reddy won the Andhra Pradesh elections from the Kodangal seat. Reddy joined the Congress party in 2017 and left the TDP. He queried in the 2018 Telangana assembly elections from Kodangal as a congress candidate, but then he lost to a BRS candidate. But in the 2019 general election, Reddy won the seats of Malkajgiri and became the MP by a brim number of votes.
Reddy was even appointed as President of the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee in 2021, replacing N. Uttam Kumar Reddy. He was projected as a prominent leader with commitment, charisma, tone, tenor, and language in the state because he joined Congress just four years back. But he still made it to his present post, bypassing all the senior leaders and all in the party, with the AICC leadership being told that he deserved to revive the party of Telangana and bring it to power in 2023.