Revanth Reddy: Congress's Telangana star in fake video crosshairs

The Congress is hoping big on Telangana to increase its Lok Sabha tally and Chief Minister and star campaigner Revanth Reddy will play a big role in it. However, Revanth is in the crosshairs of Delhi Police in the Amit Shah fake video case when he should have focussed all his energies on the campaign.
Revanth Reddy: Congress's Telangana star in fake video crosshairs
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When Revanth Reddy became the Telangana Chief Minister in December 2023, his predecessor, K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR), had called the newly elected government a "Lilliputian regime". He had predicted that Revanth's government wouldn't last beyond a year.

So far, both Revanth Reddy and his Congress government in Telanga are intact and the fierce, first-generation leader with a background with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) -- the students' wing of the RSS -- is leading the Congress campaign in Telangana for the 2024 Lok Sabha election.

The Congress is fighting the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) and the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) in all 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana, and Revanth Reddy is at the centre of the three-cornered fight.

The BJP has vehemently denied Revanth's allegations about reservations, and it is this issue that has popped up as an obstacle at the peak of election campaigning.

On May 1, the day he was summoned by Delhi Police, Revanth sent his legal counsel and sought 15 days' time. A reply has been filed that says that Revanth had no role in uploading or sharing the fake video, according to his lawyer. The lawyer said he wasn't managing the Telangana Congress's X handle.

That is why Revanth Reddy on Wednesday sought 15 days' time from Delhi Police.

After he became the state Congress chief, Revanth intensified his ground visibility, leading street protests, to attack the ruling BRS government on various issues, like the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project and the Dharani portal.

The Congress bagged a majority in the 119-seat house, winning 64 seats against the BRS's 39 seats. Although there were a some contenders for the top-job in Telangana, Revanth Reddy was named the next CM from a poll of multiple probables like N Uttam Kumar and Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, to form the first Congress government in the state it created in 2014.


Be it the Bhuvanagiri seat and managing the Komatireddy brothers, to fielding desirable candidates at Chevella, Secunderabad, Warangal and Malkajgiri, Revanth Reddy did it all.

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Revanth Reddy: Congress's Telangana star in fake video crosshairs

Revanth Reddy is running a fierce campaign on the ground and is alleging that the BJP has declared a "final battle" against the Indian Constitution and is "conspiring to abolish reservations". He even warned that "every vote given to the BJP would contribute to eliminating reservations".

Source: India Today

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