Telangana CM Revanth Reddy charts course for post-Republic Day district tour; sets ’12 Lok Sabha seats’ target

His inaugural public address as Chief Minister will be at Indervelli in Adilabad district, where he delivered his first public address as TPCC chief in 2021.

ByRaj Rayasam

Published Jan 09, 2024 | 2:30 PMUpdatedJan 09, 2024 | 2:30 PM

Chief Minister Revanth Reddy held a meeting with a few district in-charges. (X)

Telangana Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy is set to embark on a district tour post-Republic Day, 26 January, marking a significant stride in his leadership journey. He has also set his party leaders the target of winning at least 12 of the 17 Lok Sabha seats in the state.

His inaugural public address as the chief minister will be at Indervelli in Adilabad district.

He made the announcement during a meeting of ministers overseeing the Adilabad, Nizamabad, Mahbubnagar, Medak, and Hyderabad districts, along with MLAs, convened at Dr MCR HRD Institute in Hyderabad.

Indervelli holds a special place in Revanth Reddy’s heart, as it was here that he delivered his maiden public address after assuming the presidency of the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) in June 2021.

Addressing the leaders of Adilabad district, he urged them to arrange for the laying of the foundation stone for a martyrs’ Smriti Vanam. The chief minister expressed the government’s commitment to identifying and aiding the families of Indervelli martyrs.

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Development of state

In delineating the development strategy, Chief Minister Reddy assigned the responsibility for the progress of Assembly segments in the Lok Sabha constituencies to the ministers appointed as in-charges. Emphasising equitable distribution, he affirmed that welfare schemes and the fruits of development would reach the deserving poor without discrimination.

“All of them are partners in the process of development of the state. I am not like the earlier chief minister,” he said, taking a not-so-veiled dig at the previous chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao.

Revanth Reddy said that he would be available for any MLA to make any representation to him after 26 January. “I will meet with MLAs three days a week between 4 pm and 6 pm at the state secretariat,” Reddy said.

Referring to the fast approaching Lok Sabha elections, Chief Minister Reddy asked the leaders to work hard. “You have to ensure that the party polls more votes than it did in the Assembly elections,” he said, adding that the party should win at least 12 of the 17 Lok Sabha seats.

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