In a lavish event today at Hyderabad’s LB Stadium, Anumula Revanth Reddy, the president of the Telangana Congress, will take the oath of office as the state’s new chief minister.
The twelve ministers who will take an oath alongside Revanth Reddy are Uttam Kumar Reddy, Sridhar Babu, Ponnam Prabhakar, Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, Damodar Rajanarasimha, Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy, Dana Anasuya, Tummala Nageswar Rao, Konda Surekha, and Jupally Krishna Rao. Together with the other ministers and the Chief Minister-elect, Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka has been named Telangana’s Deputy Chief Minister and will take the oath of office.
Also known as ‘Tiger Revanth’ by his followers, Revanth Reddy took on the tallest leader of Telangana, K Chandrashekar Rao, the leader of Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) and brought Congress into power for the first time since Telangana was formed in 2014.
Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi are expected to attend the grand oath-taking ceremony of the Chief Minister-elect. About one lakh people are expected to attend the event.
The Congress is celebrating its win in Telangana. Chief Minister-elect Reddy contested from two seats – Kamareddy and Kodangal, in the assembly elections. Mr Reddy was facing KCR on the Kamareddy seat but the heavyweights lost the election to BJP’s Katipally Venkata Ramana Reddy. Revanth Reddy won the Kodangal seat.
The ceremony today will be attended by Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, General Secretary KC Venugopal of the party, and Congressman Manikrao Thakare, who is in charge of Telangana. State chiefs of congress are anticipated to be present during the event.
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Together with Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, his deputy DK Shivakumar, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, neighboring Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, and TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu, former Telangana Chief Minister KCR has also been invited to the important occasion.
Revanth Reddy will sign a file fulfilling poll guarantees in his first order of business after taking charge of the office. The Chief Minister-elect will offer the first job to a 38-year-old woman he had promised.