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Congress Leader A. Revanth Reddy Sworn in as Telangana Chief Minister
On December 7, 2023, Congress leader A. Revanth Reddy took oath as the Chief Minister of Telangana in a ceremony administered by State Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan in Hyderabad. This marked the formation of the new Congress government in Telangana, symbolized by the dismantling of the iron barricades at the entrance of the Pragathi Bhavan, the official residence and office of the Chief Minister.
Welcoming People to Voice Their Grievances
In his first address to the people at the L.B. stadium, Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy emphasized the removal of barriers that had previously distanced the government from the Telangana society. He declared open gates for people to bring forth their grievances, signaling a more inclusive approach to governance.
Promising Direct Engagement with Citizens
Chief Minister Reddy invited people to the Jyothirao Phule Praja Bhavan for the Praja Darbar, continuing the tradition of earlier Congress Chief Ministers by meeting people and hearing their grievances directly. This move aimed at fostering direct engagement and dialogue between the government and the people of Telangana.
Embracing the Struggles of the Past
In an emotional speech, Chief Minister Reddy acknowledged the hard-fought journey of Telangana’s existence, recognizing the toil, blood, and sacrifices made by the people. He described the present day as the true liberation day, signifying the establishment of a people’s government that will strive for equitable development across Telangana.
Gratitude and Commitment
Expressing gratitude to the Congress workers for enduring repression during the past 10 years, Chief Minister Reddy assured them of taking care, describing them as the torchbearers of the Congress flag. He emphasized a servant-leader approach, acknowledging the responsibility of serving the people.
Immediate Actions and Promises Fulfilled
Shortly after assuming office, Chief Minister Reddy signed files related to the implementation of the six guarantees promised by the Congress party during its campaign and an employment opportunity for physically challenged individual T. Rajini, fulfilling a promise made during the poll campaigning for the Telangana Assembly elections.
Massive Turnout and Strong Symbolism
Thousands of Congress workers and party supporters gathered at the LB stadium, symbolizing a strong show of support for the new government. The enthusiastic response during the oath-taking ceremony and the interactions with party leaders highlighted the significance of this historic moment.
Familial Support and Gratitude
The presence of Chief Minister Reddy’s family, including his wife Geetha, daughter Nymisha, and grandson Riyansh, added a personal touch to the ceremony. After the event, Mrs. Geetha expressed her gratitude to Sonia Gandhi, while Chief Minister Reddy encouraged his daughter and grandson to join the interaction.
Overall, the swearing-in ceremony of Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy marked a significant moment in Telangana’s political landscape, signaling a renewed commitment to inclusive governance and direct engagement with the people.
[Source: The Hindu](www.thehindu.com) [Telangana Government](www.telangana.gov.in)