The Revanth Reddy-led Congress delegation on Sunday met Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan and staked a claim to form government in Telangana after marking a resounding victory in the assembly elections. This comes after K Chandrashekar Rao tendered his resignation from the chief ministerial position. While accepting his resignation, the Governor requested Chief Minister KCR to continue office until the formation of a new government in the state.
Telangana is all set to get its first-ever non-BRS (Bharat Rashtra Samithi) government after the Congress comfortably crossed the halfway mark in the 119-seat state assembly. Meanwhile, the BRS has won 36 seats and is leading in 3 assembly seats. The BJP has won 8 seats. AIMIM has won 7 seats and CPI has won 1 seat.
Congress workers indulged in celebration following the party’s victory and supporters raised ‘CM-CM’ slogans in favour of state party chief Revanth Reddy.
Following the victory in Karnataka, Congress’ guarantees proved to be a game-changer in Telangana as well. Among the guarantees, Congress has promised cash transfers, pension schemes, free electricity, cylinders and land to a wide base of voters to the people of the state.