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Revanth Reddy meets Sonia Gandhi, urges her to contest Lok Sabha election from Telangana's Khammam seat

Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi is currently a Member of Parliament from Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, her son Rahul Gandhi lost his family bastion Amethi to BJP leader Smriti Irani but managed to win Kerala's Wayanad seat.

Edited By: Raju Kumar @rajudelhi123 New Delhi Updated on: February 06, 2024 6:40 IST
Revanth Reddy and Sonia Gandhi
Image Source : PTI Revanth Reddy and Sonia Gandhi

Telangana Chief Minister and state Congress president A Revanth Reddy on Monday met Congress Parliamentary Party chairperson Sonia Gandhi and urged her to contest from the state in the coming Lok Sabha polls.

Reddy, during the meeting, brought to her notice that the Telangana Congress unit had passed a resolution urging her to contest from the state's Khammam constituency. 

An official release by the party, stated that the request to contest from the state is being made as people see her as the 'mother' who gave statehood to Telangana.

Gandhi has responded by saying that a decision would be taken at an appropriate time, the release said.

Reddy, who was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka and state Revenue Minister Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy, informed her about the poll promises being implemented by his government in Telangana.

Out of the six poll 'guarantees' of Congress, free travel for women in state-run RTC buses and a health scheme of Rs 10 lakh for the poor are already being implemented, the CM said.

He informed her that a decision has been taken to implement two other promises - supply of LPG cylinder for Rs 500 and free electricity up to 200 units - soon.

He also told her that the government has decided to conduct a 'caste census' and that preparations have begun for it.

Observing that the party's state unit is making efforts to win as many seats as possible (out of the total 17 seats) in the Lok Sabha elections, Revanth Reddy said preparations were being made to achieve the goal.

Meanwhile, Reddy met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra' at Ranchi. The CM informed Gandhi about the election promises being implemented, the release said.

He appealed to Gandhi to urge Sonia Gandhi to contest from Telangana in the Lok Sabha elections.

(With PTI inputs)

Also read: PM Modi's big claim in Lok Sabha: 'Abki baar 400 paar', BJP will alone cross 370 seats

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