Telangana CM Revanth: Berths only for MLAs elected on Congress ticket

No nominated posts for leaders who suffered defeat in elections, says CM
Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy.
Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy.Photo | Express

HYDERABAD: Ruling out the possibility of giving coveted ministerial berths to turncoats who joined the grand old party recently, Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy on Friday announced that only those who were elected on a Congress ticket will be accommodated in his Cabinet.

During an informal chat with reporters in New Delhi, Revanth also said that the Congress high command will finalise the new Telangana Pradesh Congress Commttee (TPCC) president after considering social equations.

It may be mentioned here that Revanth’s term as TPCC chief ends on July 7.

The chief minister also said that the Congress high command is considering multiple names, including women and those from SC, ST, BC and EBC communities, before finalising the new PCC president.

“The Congress is committed to delivering social justice while making appointments to party posts,” he said.

The CM also revealed that the Congress would give nominated posts to chairpersons of different wings of the party and not to those who contested unsuccessfully in the elections.

Commenting on defections, Revanth said: “Telangana is not an exception as far as defections are concerned. MLAs have been shifting loyalties in states like Karnataka, Maharashtra and Madya Pradesh too.”

Stating that the TGSRTC has recovered from losses after his government started implementing the free bus service scheme for women, Revanth said that welfare schemes and sops are aimed at helping those in need and said they should not be blamed for everything.

“There is no discussion on Prime Minister Narendra Modi waving `16 lakh crore loans of billionaires. But questions are being raised over implementation of schemes for the benefit of women, farmers and the poor,” he added.

CM: Free bus service scheme helped RTC recover from losses

Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy on Friday said that TGSRTC has recovered from losses after the his government started the Mahalakshmi scheme. The welfare programmes and sops are aimed at helping the poor and these should not be blamed for everything, he said. “There is no discussion on Prime Minister Narendra Modi waving Rs 16 lakh crore loans of billionaires. But questions are being raised over implementation of schemes for the benefit of women, farmers and the poor,” he added.

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