June 24, 2024
Revanth Reddy

Revanth Reddy Anumula was born on November 8, 1969 (56 years). He’s a politician from India and currently holds the position of Chief Minister of Telangana since December 7, 2023. He represents the Kodangal assembly area in the Telangana Legislative assembly and is a member of the Indian National Congress party.

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Early Life

Reddy Anumula was born in Konda Reddy Pally, Mahboobnagar, Andhra Pradesh in present-day Nagarkurnool, Telangana, India. His parents were Late Sri Anumula Narsimha Reddy and Anumula Ramachandramma.

Education

Revanth Reddy studied at the Andhra Vidyalaya College, Osmania University, Hyderabad, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Family Life

Revanth Reddy Wife

Revanth Reddy and wife, Geetha
Revanth Reddy and wife, Geetha

Revanth Reddy wife is Geetha Reddy, who is the niece of former union minister, Jaipal Reddy. Reddy married Geetha in 1992 and have only one child, a daughter.

Revanth Reddy Daughter

Revanth Reddy with daughter at her wedding
Revanth Reddy with her daughter, Nymisha at her wedding

Revanth Reddy’s daughter is Nymisha Reddy. She is married to her longtime partner Satyanarayana Reddy, who is the son of G. Venkat Reddy, the owner of Reddy and Reddy Motors.

Political Career

Revanth Reddy was once part of ABVP during his student days. In 2006, he entered the local body election and won as a ZPTC member from Midjil mandal as an independent candidate. Then, in 2007, he became a Member of Legislative Council (MLC) independently but later joined Telugu Desam Party (TDP) after meeting its chief, N. Chandrababu Naidu.

In 2009, Revanth Reddy became a member of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly from Kodangal constituency with 46.46% votes under the TDP banner, defeating Gurunath Reddy of Congress. He served as an MLA in both Andhra Pradesh Assembly (2009-2014) and Telangana Assembly (2014-2018).

In 2014, he contested and won the Telangana Assembly elections from Kodangal as a TDP candidate, defeating Gurunath Reddy again. He also became the floor leader of TDP in the Telangana Legislative Assembly. However, in 2017, TDP removed him as the floor leader due to rumors of him joining the Congress party, which he did later that year.

In the 2018 Telangana Assembly elections, he ran as an Indian National Congress (INC) candidate from Kodangal but lost to Bhartiya Rashtra Samithi (BRS) candidate Patnam Narender Reddy, marking his first electoral defeat. Nonetheless, he was appointed one of the three working presidents of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) in September 2018.

Following his defeat in the 2018 Telangana assembly elections, Reddy contested and won the 2019 general election from the Malkajgiri Lok Sabha constituency as a Congress candidate, defeating Marri Rajashekar Reddy from TRS.

In June 2021, he became the president of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee, leading the party’s campaign against the incumbent Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao in the 2023 Telangana Legislative Assembly election, where the party won 64 seats. He contested from Kodangal and Kamareddy constituencies, winning in the former and losing in the latter.

Current Position

The All India Congress Committee (AICC) appointed Reddy as the leader of the Congress Legislature Party after the elected MLAs passed a resolution allowing the AICC to choose the leader. This paved the way for him to become the Chief Minister of Telangana. On December 7, 2023, he was sworn in as the Chief Minister, becoming the second person to hold this position.

In June 2009, during a period when Indian students were being attacked in Australia, Revanth Reddy and Nama Nageswara Rao, leaders of the Telugu Desam Party, went to Melbourne, Australia, to meet with Indian international students. Reddy visited hospitals and traveled by trains and public transport to connect with the victims and understand the situation better.

 

During his visit, Reddy also went to the Victorian Parliament and had discussions with Ted Baillieu, the then opposition leader, and Nitin Gupta, a ministerial adviser, to address concerns about the attacks on Indian students in Melbourne, Australia.

 

On May 31, 2015, Revanth Reddy was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in a sting operation after allegedly bribing nominated MLA Elvis Stephenson to vote in favor of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) candidate in the Legislative Council election. A criminal case was registered against him under the Prevention of Corruption Act and other sections of the Indian Penal Code. He was granted conditional bail by the Telangana High Court on June 30, 2015, and his release was celebrated by TDP party members with a rally on July 1, 2015.

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