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Congress’ Revanth Reddy likely to become Telangana’s new Chief Minister: Report

Anumula Revanth Reddy, who led the Congress’ charge, finds himself on the brink of a potential chief ministership. According to several media reports, Reddy might take CM’s oath on Wednesday or Thursday.

According to a report by India Today, senior Congress leaders Uttam Kumar Reddy and Bhatti Vikramarka might be given the Deputy Chief Minister post or some other portfolio.

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According to the Hyderabad police, several chief ministers, former chief ministers, and senior leaders from the national capital are expected to attend the ceremony.

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The oath-taking ceremony is likely to be held in Hyderabad’s LB Stadium.

Under Reddy’s leadership, the Congress party dethroned Chandrasekhar Rao-led Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS), who has been in power since 2014.

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Revanth Reddy has risen from a member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) to emerging as a top contender for the chief minister’s post.

After graduating from Osmania University, Revanth Reddy was an ABVP member while he was a student.

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From being active in politics from the start, in 2007, Revanth Reddy was elected as an MLC as an independent candidate. Later, he joined the Telugu Desam Party.

He won the Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections in 2014 from Kodangal seat. In 2017, Reddy left the TDP and joined the Congress party. He then contested the 2018 Telangana Assembly elections from Kodangal as a Congress candidate but lost to the BRS (then TRS) candidate.

But in 2019, Revanth Reddy won the seat of Malkajgiri in the general election and became the MP by a margin of 10,919 votes.

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In June 2021, he was appointed as president of the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee replacing N. Uttam Kumar Reddy.

Revanth Reddy was criticised within the Congress for changing the style of functioning as a state chief but the party’s high command still backed him. He was projected as a big leader in the state, with the party putting him beside the CM KCR in the Telangana election.

After the Congress victory in Telangana, Reddy is the frontrunner for CM’s race but the party has not given any official confirmation to the reports so far.

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Updated: 05 Dec 2023, 12:05 PM IST

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