Neither the BJP fielded a third candidate, nor did the Opposition Congress try to play any politics till the end of the last day of withdrawal of nominations.
India’s youngest state Telangana will get a new Chief Minister as state Congress chief Revanth Reddy is all set to take oath today. The swearing-in ceremony of Reddy as new Telangana CM will be attended by Sonia Gandhi, her MP son Rahul and daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. They have already arrived in Hyderabad.
Along with Reddy, 12 other MLAs will also take oath as ministers. 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 will be sworn in as ministers in the Reddy cabinet.
Also, the Congress party has announced Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka as the only deputy to the new Telangana CM. He will take oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana along with the ministers and the Chief Minister.
Earlier today, Reddy reached the Hyderabad airport to recieve Sonia Gandhi. Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge will also attend the mega swearing-in ceremony.
తెలంగాణ ముఖ్యమంత్రి మరియు మంత్రుల ప్రమాణ స్వీకారానికి హైదరాబాద్ విచ్చేసిన ఏఐసిసి చైర్ పర్సన్ శ్రీమతి సోనియా గాంధీ గారు, ఏఐసిసి అగ్ర నాయకులు శ్రీ రాహుల్ గాంధీ గారు మరియు ఏఐసిసి ప్రధాన కార్యదర్శి శ్రీమతి ప్రియాంక గాంధీ గారికి ఘన స్వాగతం పలికిన సిఎల్పీ లీడర్ శ్రీ రేవంత్ రెడ్డి గారు,… pic.twitter.com/yB29yLbLor
— Telangana Congress (@INCTelangana) December 7, 2023
Around one lakh people are likely to turn up for the mega event.
Revanth Reddy helmed the Congress party’s spirited poll campaign in Telangana and defeat one of the tallest leaders the state have produced – BRS chief K Chandrashekhar Rao.
KCR ruled Telangana for two consecutive terms and it is the first time the Congress has come to power in the state it created in 2014.
The Congress party won 64 seats and reduced KCR’s party to just 39 in the recently concluded state assembly elections.