There isn’t a consensus throughout the Congress on who would be the subsequent Telangana Chief Minister, sources informed NDTV Monday afternoon, 24 hours after the get together eased previous K Chandrasekhar Rao‘s BRS.
Shortly after the Congress’ win was confirmed its state unit boss, Revanth Reddy, who has been credited with orchestrating the success, had emerged a greater than doubtless candidate for the highest submit.
Nevertheless, the fiery 54-year-old, a former member of the BRS and BJP’s youth wing, has his share of critics within the get together, and that, it’s believed, has raised some crimson flags over his attainable appointment.
One set of sources had steered to NDTV Mr Reddy is first selection; “… we are going to take a name (based mostly) on the report submitted by the observers (however) Revanth Reddy is the clear front-runner,” NDTV was informed.
Mr Reddy contested this election from Kodangal and gained the seat. He additionally contested from Kamareddy – a high-profile conflict with KCR that ended with a dramatic twist.
The BJP’s KV Ramana Reddy emerged a giant-killer and defeated each of them.
Others, although, stated plans for the swearing-in ceremony – understood to have been deliberate for this night – had been postponed “until the choice on the Chief Minister is taken”. These sources additionally stated Congress boss Mallikarjun Kharge will announce a reputation solely after assembly with the get together’s election observers, a panel that features Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar.
The observers are as a result of fly in to Delhi Tuesday, sources added.
In the meantime, a gathering of the get together’s newly-elected MLAs was held in Hyderabad and, as anticipated, they handed a decision authorising Mr Kharge to choose a brand new Chief Minister.
There are two different attainable candidates for the state authorities’s prime job.
One is Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, who was additionally a outstanding face within the Congress’ marketing campaign.
Earlier than the polls Mr Vikramarka undertook a 1,400 km state-wide foot march that helped perceive voters’ considerations. Sources stated the 62-year-old chief’s yatra performed a key position within the Congress’ win.
One other is Uttam Kumar Reddy, who was the Congress’ state boss until Revanth Reddy took over.
He stays a well-liked face amongst get together staff and could also be within the working, if solely to keep away from attainable future rifts by elevating Revanth Reddy to a prime submit lower than 10 years after becoming a member of the get together.
The Congress – decimated by the BJP in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh – secured comfort, of a form, by claiming victory in Telangana. The get together secured 64 seats – 4 over the bulk mark. The BRS swept the state in 2018 with 88 seats however managed solely 39 this time.
The BJP secured simply eight seats from the 111 it fought however this was seven greater than it scored in 2018. As well as, the get together additionally noticed its vote share bounce from 6.98 per cent to just about 14 per cent.
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