Last Updated: December 05, 2023, 20:40 IST
Telangana Congress chief A Revanth Reddy greets party workers and supporters. (Image: PTI)
Telangana Assembly Election: Revanth Reddy was the frontrunner for the chief minister’s position in the state after the party secured a stupendous victory
After Congress’s thumping victory in Telangana, the party on Tuesday announced that its state unit chief A Revanth Reddy will be the new chief minister of the state. The announcement was made at Congress headquarters in New Delhi by AICC general secretary K C Venugopal.
Reddy’s swearing-in ceremony will take place on December 7 in Hyderabad, the party announced.
#WATCH | Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal says, “Congress President has decided to go with Revanth Reddy as the new CLP of Telangana Legislative Party.”Swearing-in ceremony of new Telangana CM to be held on December 7. pic.twitter.com/4bkAGMjTmg
— ANI (@ANI) December 5, 2023
“After considering the report of observers and after discussion with senior leaders, the Congress president has decided to go with Revanth Reddy as the leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in Telangana,” Venugopal announced.
Soon after the announcement, the Telangana Congress chief Reddy took to X to express gratitude towards his party leaders, including Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi, as well as the party workers in the state, who he referred to as ‘Congress soldiers.’
Revanth Reddy was the frontrunner for the top post in the state after the party secured a stupendous victory in assembly elections by winning 64 seats in Telangana, upstaging the BRS.
Venugopal said the Congress Legislature Party in Telangana had unanimously decided to authorise the Congress president to decide to appoint the CLP leader in its meeting earlier.
He said the party had appointed four observers including Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar, Deepa Dasmunshi, Ajoy Kumar and K J George, besides AICC general secretary in-charge Manikrao Thakre.
Shivakumar and Thakre were present as Venugopal announced the party high command’s decision on Telangana.
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