Telangana

Revanth’s journey: from ABVP member to Telangana Chief Minister

He represents Kodangal assembly constituency in the Telangana Legislative assembly and entrusted the task by the Congress High Command to steer the governance of Southern State at an young age.

Hyderabad: Fifty-four-year-old Anumula Revanth Reddy, commonly known as Revanth Reddy was sworn in as the second Chief Minister of Telangana on Thursday.

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He represents Kodangal assembly constituency in the Telangana Legislative assembly and entrusted the task by the Congress High Command to steer the governance of Southern State at an young age.

In the cash-for-vote scam in 2015, the then TDP Telangana MLA was caught while allegedly trying to give bribe to a nominated MLA to vote for his party’s nominee in Legislative Council poll.

Previously he represented Malkajgiri Lok Sabha constituency in the Parliament/ He was appointed as president of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee replacing N. Uttam Kumar Reddy in July 2021.
He led his party victory in the 2023 Telangana Legislative Assembly election, defeating the incumbent Bharat Rashtra Samithi.

Born on 8th November 1969 at Kondareddy Palli of Mahboobnagar district (in present-day Nagarkurnool district, Telangana, Reddy e studied Bachelor of Arts, from Andhra Vidyalaya College, Osmania University, Hyderabad.

He married Geetha, former Union Minister Jaipal Reddy’s niece. The couple has a daughter.
Revanth Reddy was a member of ABVP while he was a student. In 2006, he contested the local body elections and was elected as ZPTC member from Midjil mandal as an independent candidate.

In 2007, Revanth Reddy was elected as a Member of Legislative Council (MLC) as an independent candidate. Later, he met Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Chief N. Chandrababu Naidu and joined the Telugu Desam Party.

In 2009, the new Chief Minister was elected to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly from Kodangal constituency with 46.46% votes as a TDP candidate. He won against the incumbent and five-time MLA Gurunath Reddy of Congress. He served as MLA in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly between 2009 and 2014 and in Telangana Assembly between 2014 and 2018.

He contested the 2014 undivided Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections and was elected to the Telangana Assembly from Kodangal with a majority of 14,614 votes against Gurunath Reddy.

Revanth was elected as the floor leader of Telugu Desam Party in the Telangana Legislative Assembly.
On 25th October 2017, TDP removed him as the floor leader after reports surfaced that he would consider joining the Congress party. on october 31, 2017, he joined Congress.

He contested the 2018 Telangana Assembly election from Kodangal as a Congress candidate and lost to TRS candidate Patnam Narender Reddy, marking his first defeat in any election.
On September 20, 2018, he was appointed one of the three working presidents of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC).

Following his defeat in the 2018 Telangana legislative assembly election, Reddy successfully contested the 2019 general election from the Malkajgiri Lok Sabha constituency as a Congress candidate, by a margin of 10,919 votes, constituting 38.63% of the total votes.

He defeated his closest competitor, Marri Rajashekar Reddy from TRS.
In June 2021, Reddy was appointed as president of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee replacing N. Uttam Kumar Reddy. He took the new role on July 7, 2021.

Reddy led the Congress’ successful campaigning against the incumbent Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao in 2023 Telangana Legislative Assembly election with the party winning 64 seats, 4 seats past the majority mark.

He contested from Kodangal and Kamareddy constituencies, winning in the former seat and losing in the latter.

Considering his earlier wins from Kodangal constituency in 2009 and 2014, he is representing the consituency for the third time.

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