Telangana Congress Government swearing-in ceremony updates | Revanth Reddy sworn in as CM along with 11 ministers

After winning 65 seats in the recently concluded Telangana Assembly elections, Congress Legislature Party has elected TPCC chief Revanth Reddy as its leader, making him the first Congress Chief Minister of India’s newest State

December 07, 2023 11:19 am | Updated 03:22 pm IST

Anumula Revanth Reddy was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Telangana, amid a sea of humanity at the Lal Bahadur Stadium in Hyderabad on December 7, 2023. 

As many as 11 ministers took oath as ministers, including Bhatti Vikramarka as the Deputy Chief Minister.

Also read | Defying all the impossibilities in politics, Revanth Reddy makes it as Telangana CM

In a keenly fought election, the Congress trounced the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) by winning 64 seats and leaving the ruling party with 39 seats. The Congress Legislature Party leader himself extended an open invitation to the people, which he termed as the ‘People’s Government’s Oath Taking ceremony’.

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  • December 07, 2023 14:44
    Signed two files after the speech

    After the speech, the Chief Minister signed two files

    The first one is a file to implement the six guarantees as promised by Congress in its election manifesto

    The second file pertains to an employment opportunity for T Rajini, a person with disabilities. She is a postgraduate. Mr. Revanth assured her a job during campaigning for the Telangana Assembly polls-2023.

  • December 07, 2023 14:38
    Ends speech with ‘Jai Congress’ ‘Jai Sonia amma’ slogans

    Mr. Revanth ended the the speech with ‘Jai Congress’, ‘Jai Sonia amma’ slogans

    The new Chief Minister thanked all the people, leaders from Congress and other political parties who attended the oath taking ceremony.

  • December 07, 2023 14:31
    The government for the poor

    The Chief Minister assured to stand by the poor, helpless.

    He said that the State government will work for the welfare of martyrs’ families. 

    Recognizing the dedication of numerous Congress members, Mr. Revanth conveyed his gratitude for their hard work and pledged to appreciate and support them going forward.

  • December 07, 2023 14:26
    Path of development

    The Chief Minister expressed that with the backing of Sonia Gandhi, leadership from Mallikarjun Kharge, and guidance from Rahul Gandhi, Telangana will be steered towards progress.

  • December 07, 2023 14:21
    Praja Darbar tomorrow

    Mr. Revanth announced that tomorrow at 10 a.m., a public meeting called “Praja Darbar” will take place at Jyoti Rao Phule Praja Bhavan, the renamed building formerly known as Pragathi Bhavan. 

  • December 07, 2023 14:19
    The new Chief Minister talks about the barricades around Pragathi Bhavan

    Addressing four crore people in Telangana, Mr Revanth said that as he was taking the oath, the iron barricades in the periphery of Pragathi Bhavan were removed and said that everyone is welcome to walk into the building and share their ideas, aspirations. 

  • December 07, 2023 14:14
    Assures uniform development

    The establishment of the government will lead to uniform progress throughout the State, said Mr. Revanth.

  • December 07, 2023 14:12
    Telangana Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy speaks after taking the oath

    The new CM said that over the last decade in Telangana, democracy has been undermined, human rights have been disregarded, and the people of this region have lacked a responsive government to address their concerns.

  • December 07, 2023 14:06
    The first two files to be signed by Telangana Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy immediately after taking the oath.

    The first file is about the six guarantees assured to be implemented by Congress

    The second one is related to job to T Rajini, a person with disabilities. She is a postgraduate. Mr. Revanth assured her a job during campaigning for the Telangana Assembly polls-2023.

  • December 07, 2023 13:58
    Rajini gets a job

    Revanth Reddy’s second signature ensures a job for Rajini. 

  • December 07, 2023 13:56
    Chief Minister Revanth Reddy signs two files

    As the Chief Minister of Telangana, Chief Minister Revanth Reddy signs a file to implement the six guarantees as promised by Congress in its election manifesto.

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  • December 07, 2023 13:50
    The new Telangana cabinet

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  • December 07, 2023 13:50
    Swearing in ceremony ends

    The swearing in ceremony ends with a group photo of the Governor with the newly-inducted cabinet. 

    National Anthem is being played. 

  • December 07, 2023 13:48
    Jupally Krishna Rao takes oath

    Jupally Krishna Rao is another MLA who came back to Congress after a brief stint with BRS and made it to the cabinet rank. 

  • December 07, 2023 13:45
    Tummala Nageshwar Rao takes oath

    Veteran politician Tummala Nageshwar Rao is the next to be sworn in. He has served as a Minister in united Andhra Pradesh four times. Originally from TDP, he switched to BRS after bifurcation and then moved to Congress after KCR denied him a ticket to contest polls. 

  • December 07, 2023 13:42
    Seethakka takes oath as a Minister

    Danasari Anasuya, popularly known as Seethakka is the next minister to be sworn in. Elected from Mulung, she is known as Iron Lady of Telangana. Formerly a Naxalite, Seethakka surrendered in 1997, served her prison sentence, became a lawyer and completed her doctorate. 

    She appears to get the most applause. 

  • December 07, 2023 13:40
    Konda Surekha is the first woman member in the Cabinet

    For Konda Surekha, coming back to Congress was a full circle. She started her political career in the grand old party. She switched to YSR Congress giving up her MLA seat, then moved to TRS and now back to Congress with her husband. 

  • December 07, 2023 13:38
    Ponnam Prabhakar takes oath

    Ponnam Prabhakar takes oath as a Minister. He is Working President of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee.

  • December 07, 2023 13:37
    Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy takes oath

    Ponguleti Srinivbas Reddy takes oath as a Minister. He switched to Congress last year after he was expelled from the BRS. Mr. Reddy won from Palair.

  • December 07, 2023 13:33
    Sridhar Babu takes oath

    A former minister in United Andhra Pradesh, Dudila Sridhar Babu is becoming a minister in Telangana. He was elected from Manthani.

  • December 07, 2023 13:32
    Komati Reddy Venkat Reddy takes oath as a Minister

    Komati Reddy Venkat Reddy is another MP, who is now an MLA and a Minister. He was representing Bhuvanagiri in Lok Sabha, now will represent Nalgonda in the Assembly. A youth leader turned Congress star campaigner, he is was also a minister in united AP.

  • December 07, 2023 13:32
    Damodar Rajanarsimha takes oath in English

    Andole MLA Damodar Rajanarsimha is taking oath as a Minister. He was formerly Deputy CM of united Andhra Pradesh. 

  • December 07, 2023 13:28
    Uttam Kumar Reddy takes oath as a Minister

    Uttam Kumar Reddy is being sworn in as a Minister. The pilot-turned-politician is Nalgonda MP. He won from Huzurnagar in the recently held polls. Mr. Reddy will have to give up his MP seat. He was also a Minister in united Andhra Pradesh under Kiran Kumar Reddy.

  • December 07, 2023 13:25
    Bhatti Vikramarka is the Deputy Chief Minister

    Bhatti Vikramarka is being sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister. He was elected from Madhira. Mr. Vikramarka was Deputy Speaker in united Andhra Pradesh.

  • December 07, 2023 13:22
    Anamula Revanth Reddy aney nenu...

    Anamula Revanth Reddy takes oath as the Chief Minister of Telangana. He takes the oath in Telugu in the name of God. Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan administers the oath and secrecy oath. 

  • December 07, 2023 13:18
    National Anthem is being played.
  • December 07, 2023 13:16
    Governor arrives at the venue

    Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan arrives at L.B. Nagar stadium. Revanth Reddy welcomes her. 

    Swearing-in ceremony to commence shortly.

  • December 07, 2023 13:08
    Crowd swells in L.B. Stadium
  • December 07, 2023 13:07
    CM-designate arrives

    A. Revanth Reddy arrives to the stadium in a decorated car. He is accompanied by Sonia Gandhi. 

    Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge among Congress leaders already present. 

  • December 07, 2023 13:02
    Congress invites heads of all India parties

    Congress leadership invited top leaders of all India parties to the swearing-in ceremony of CLP leader A. Revanth Reddy as the Chief Minister of Telangana, on Thursday. 

  • December 07, 2023 12:59
    Here is the list of ministers to be sworn in
  • December 07, 2023 12:54
    Leaders to reach the venue soon

    Senior Congress leaders including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul, Priyanka and Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge accompanied by A. Revanth Reddy and Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka on their way to LB Stadium, the venue of swearing in ceremony. 

  • December 07, 2023 12:51
    Who is Revanth Reddy?

    Defying all the impossibilities in politics, Revanth Reddy makes it as Telangana CM

    Spirited, ambitious and yet sometimes outlandish with his dreams, Revanth Reddy has never been in a ruling party in his political career of 17 years and never held an administrative post but he had a burning desire and mighty guts to tread the path he believed would get him to the higher echelons of politics. Dreams can be turned into realities is what he believed in all these years.

    Here is the profile of Revanth Reddy - the CM designate

  • December 07, 2023 12:35
    Congress flags everywhere!
  • December 07, 2023 12:34
    L.B. Stadium gears up for the event
  • December 07, 2023 12:31
    Kharge, Venugopal arrive

    More Congress leaders are arriving to attend the swearing-in ceremony

  • December 07, 2023 12:30
    Sonia, Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi received by Revanth Reddy

    Former Congress presidents Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, and AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi who arrived in Hyderabad were received by Telangana Chief Minister designate A. Revanth Reddy at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad. 

    Later, they drove to Taj Krishna in Hyderabad. 

  • December 07, 2023 11:52
    The roads leading to L.B. Stadium, Hyderabad are filled with flags, huge flexis of Congress leaders
  • December 07, 2023 11:20
    Lal Bahadur Stadium all set for the swearing-in ceremony

    Elaborate arrangements are in place for the grand spectacle at the Lal Bahadur Stadium. State DGP Ravi Gupta visited LB Stadium to ensure fool-proof arrangements at the venue for the mega event on Thursday. 

    Speaking about the tight security, Mr. Ravi Gupta said that 1,500 police personnel, including the Telangana State Service Police (TSSP), Law and Order, Armed Reserve (AR) Forces, Traffic and other departments, have been deployed for the bandobust.

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