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Telangana: Revanth Reddy to be next chief minister, swearing in on Dec 7

Telangana Congress chief Revanth Reddy will be the next chief minister of the southern state, the party announced on Tuesday.

The swearing-in ceremony will be held on December 7.

Reddy was credited for the party’s thumping victory in the assembly elections and was the face of Congress’ winning campaign in Telangana.

After graduating from Osmania University, Revanth Reddy was a member of Hindutva student group, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), while he was a student. From being active in politics from the start, in 2007, Revanth Reddy was elected as an MLC as an independent candidate. Later, he joined the Telugu Desam Party. He won the Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections in 2014 from Kodangal seat.

In 2017, Reddy left the TDP and joined the Congress party. He then contested the 2018 Telangana Assembly elections from Kodangal as a Congress candidate but lost to the BRS (then TRS) candidate. But in 2019, Revanth Reddy won the seat of Malkajgiri in the general election and became the MP by a margin of 10,919 votes. In June 2021, he was appointed as president of the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee replacing N. Uttam Kumar Reddy.

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