(Eds; adding reaction of Revanth Reddy) New Delhi/Hyderabad, Jun 26 (PTI) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday appointed party MP A Revanth Reddy as the new Telangana Pradesh Congress chief, replacing N Uttam Reddy.
The party chief also appointed five working presidents of the Telangana Congress, including former cricketer Mohd Azharuddin, and 10 senior vice presidents.
'The Congress President has appointed A Revanth Reddy as the new president of the Telangana PCC,' an official party statement said.
He was earlier the working president of the outgoing PCC led by Uttam Reddy.
Reacting to his appointment, Revanth Reddy said in Hyderabad that he he would strive to bring back the past glory of Congress in Telangana and to meet the aspirations of unemployed youth, farmers and others.
Reddy said he would make efforts to live up to the faith reposed in his ablities by Sonia Gandhi abd party leader Rahul Gandhi.
The party statement said chairmen/convenors of Campaign Committee, Election Management Committee and AICC Programme Implementation Committee of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee have also been appointed.
The five working presidents of Telangana PCC are Mohd Azharuddin, J Geetha Reddy, M Anjan Kumar Yadav, T Jagga Reddy and B Mahesh Kumar Goud.
The 10 senior vice presidents of the new PCC are Chandrashekhar Sambani, Damodhar Reddy, Ravi Mallu, Podem Veeraiah, Suresh Shetakar, Vem Narender Reddy, Ramesh Mudiraj, Gopishetty Niranjan, Kumar Rao T and Javeed Ameer.
'The party wholeheartedly appreciates the contributions of outgoing PCC President N Uttam Reddy. The party also appreciates the contributions of outgoing working presidents Ponnam Prabhakar and Jetti Kusum Kumar,' the party said.
The Telangana PCC Campaign Committee would be headed by Madhu Yashki Goud as chairman and Syed Azmatullah Husseni as its convener.
Damodar C Rajanarasimha has been made chairman of the Election Management Committee and Alleti Maheshwar Reddy as chairman of the AICC Programme Implementation Committee.
The term of the current Telangana assembly ends on January 16, 2024. PTI SKC RT SJR APR ADMINISTRATOR APR ADMINISTRATOR