Wednesday, February 21, 2024

A Revanth Reddy sworn in as Telangana CM

A Revanth Reddy
Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan and Congress leader Revanth Reddy during the latter's swearing-in ceremony as State Chief Minister, in Hyderabad (PTI)

HYDERABAD, DECEMBER 7: Congress legislature party leader A Revanth Reddy was on Thursday sworn in as Chief Minister of Telangana.
Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan administered the oath of office and secrecy to Revanth Reddy.
Besides Revanth Reddy, Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka (Deputy Chief Minister), N Uttam Kumar Reddy, Komatireddy Venkata Reddy, C Damodar Rajanarasimha, D Sridhar Babu, Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy, Ponnam Prabhakar, Konda Surekha, D Anasuya (popularly known as Seethakka), Tummala Nageswara Rao and Jupally Krishna Rao took oath as Ministers.
AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge, senior Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah attended the ceremony held at the LB Stadium here.
PM Modi congratulates Revanth Reddy
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday congratulated A Revanth Reddy on being sworn in as the Chief Minister of Telangana and assured all possible support to further the progress of the State.
In a post on X, Modi said, “Congratulations to Shri Revanth Reddy Garu on taking oath as the Chief Minister of Telangana. I assure all possible support to further the progress of the State and the welfare of its citizens.”
Telangana CM honours key campaign pledge right after swearing-in
Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy swiftly acted on a campaign pledge, ordering the removal of iron barricades from his official residence immediately after assuming office. Soon after the oath-taking ceremony concluded, bulldozers and workers were seen dismantling the barricades at Pragathi Bhavan in Hyderabad.
Taking over from K Chandrashekar Rao, Reddy, 54, became the 2nd Chief Minister of Telangana since its establishment in 2014 and is known for his resilient attitude among peers and party members.
As the new Government takes charge, it confronts the formidable challenge of managing State finances and delivering on the Congress party’s “6 guarantees” emphasized in their successful election campaign. The victory, secured in last month”s Assembly election, highlighted these guarantees as a key factor. However, financial constraints add complexity to fulfilling these promises, turning the spotlight on Reddy and his cabinet’s ability to navigate a challenging fiscal landscape.