In the recent elections, the Congress successfully dethroned the ruling Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) in Telangana by securing 64 out of the 119 seats.
Revanth Reddy, the driving force behind the Congress election campaign in Telangana, is poised to become the new Chief Minister, as reported on Tuesday. Reddy is expected to take the oath of office either tomorrow or the day after.
Discussions are underway to appoint a deputy chief minister, with senior Congress leaders Uttam Kumar Reddy and Bhatti Vikramarka being considered for the position. Sources indicate that there will be no rotational Chief Minister formula in the state.
The Congress successfully ousted the ruling Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) in Telangana, securing 64 out of the 119 seats. This marks the first time since the formation of Telangana in 2014 that BRS will not form the government.
Revanth Reddy, active in politics since 2007, initially served as an MLC as an independent candidate before joining the Telugu Desam Party. He won the Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections in 2014 from Kodangal seat and later joined the Congress in 2017. Although he lost to the BRS (then TRS) candidate in the 2018 Telangana Assembly elections, Revanth Reddy emerged victorious in the 2019 general election, securing the seat of Malkajgiri by a margin of 10,919 votes.
During the recent election campaign, Reddy adopted an aggressive stance against the ruling BRS government, directly confronting outgoing CM KCR over governance issues. Addressing approximately 85 public meetings, he urged voters to bring about change and send KCR and his son K.T. Rama Rao back to their respective locations.
Dedicating the Congress victory to the Telangana martyrs, Reddy affirmed the revival of democracy in Telangana. In his first press conference following the Congress securing 64 seats, he characterized the verdict as a vote against the KCR government, stating, “People wanted to remove Mr. KCR.