In a surprising turn of events, Anumula Revanth Reddy, the prominent Congress leader hailed for steering the party to its historic victory in Telangana, is slated to be sworn in as the state’s new chief minister. The grand oath-taking ceremony is scheduled to take place at Hyderabad’s Lal Bahadur Stadium tomorrow.
Following intense deliberations within the party, the high command’s decision to choose Revanth Reddy as the top contender has put an end to the suspense over the leadership issue. Reddy wasted no time in extending personal invitations to key central leaders in Delhi, including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Manikrao Thakre, KC Venugopal, and Mallikarjun Kharge, urging their presence at the significant event.
Sources familiar with the developments disclosed that discussions regarding the composition of the new cabinet were held during these meetings. Alongside Revanth Reddy, five other dignitaries, including a deputy chief minister, are expected to take their oaths tomorrow. Speculations within the party circles suggest that Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, the Congress floor leader in the outgoing assembly and a prominent Dalit face, might assume the role of the deputy chief minister.
Officials at the Raj Bhavan have confirmed the ceremony’s timing at 1:04 PM, with elaborate arrangements underway at the Lal Bahadur Stadium. State Chief Secretary Santhi Kumari and Director General of Police Ravi Gupta are overseeing the meticulous preparations for the event.
The anticipation surrounding the oath-taking ceremony has escalated further with reports hinting at the possible attendance of former Congress President Sonia Gandhi. When approached by reporters outside Parliament, Gandhi hinted at the likelihood of her presence in Hyderabad, stating, “Probably.”
The stage is set for a momentous occasion as Telangana braces itself for a potential shift in leadership dynamics with Anumula Revanth Reddy poised to assume the mantle of chief minister.