The political landscape of Telangana, India, witnessed a significant shift with the swearing-in of its new Deputy Chief Minister, Bhatti Vikramarka, who is popularly known on social media as @BhattiCLP. An event marked with grandeur and anticipation, it was held at the renowned LB Stadium in Hyderabad on December 7th. The ceremony was widely shared on social media, with notable journalists such as Sweta Singh (@SwetaSinghAT) and Abdul (@Journo_Abdul) being tagged, going by the hashtag #ATVideo, suggesting the media's active participation.
A New Era in Telangana Politics
Anumula Revanth Reddy, the President of Telangana Congress, took the oath as the new Chief Minister of Telangana, marking the start of a new era in the state's political history. This followed the Congress party’s victory in the recent assembly elections. The event was a spectacle, with folk artists performing outside the LB Stadium, enhancing the celebratory atmosphere of the occasion. The city of Hyderabad was adorned with posters of Anumula Revanth Reddy, amplifying the excitement of the populace towards the new leadership.
Leadership Present at the Ceremony
Along with the newly appointed Deputy Chief Minister, Bhatti Vikramarka, several other ministers took their oaths of office. Among the attendees were high-profile Congress leaders, including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and Deepender S Hooda, who were seen departing from Delhi airport to attend the ceremony. The Governor, Tamilisai Soundararajan, administered the oath and the secrecy oath, further signifying the importance of the ceremony.
Historic Victory for Congress
Revanth Reddy’s appointment as Chief Minister and Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka’s appointment as Deputy Chief Minister mark a historic milestone for the Congress party in Telangana. The party secured a victory with a significant mandate, resulting in a major political shift in the state. Bhatti Vikramarka Mallu, who won the election by a margin of 35452 votes from the Madhira Assembly constituency of Khammam district, became the Deputy Chief Minister, marking Congress's first victory in the state, ousting the previous KCR led BRS government.