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Congress

Indian National Congress is a major political party in India. It is the largest and the oldest democratic party in the world. The Indian National Congress party was founded in 1885. The party’s headquarters is located at 24, Akbar Road, New Delhi.

Congress formed the Telangana state unit in March 2014, called the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee. Nalamada Uttam Kumar Reddy is the president of the Congress unit in Telangana. RC Kunthia is the AICC secretary and in-charge of Telangana Congress.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from the Congress party

Members of the Legislative Council (MLC) from the Congress party

Lok Sabha

Rajya Sabha

  • V Hanumantha Rao

Prominent Leaders of Congress party in Telangana

  • A Indrakaran Reddy - Former Adilabad MP
  • Koneru Konappa - Former Sirpur MLA
  • Md. Ali Shabbar - Pradesh Congress Committee Vice President
  • B Kamalakar Rao - Former MLC
  • Indrasena Reddy - Former MLC
  • Venkatrami Reddy - Former MLC

Dalit as Telangana CM

Congress party has promised to make a Dalit as the first Chief Minister of Telangana state. The move is seen as a counter to TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao who promised to make a Backward Class leader as first CM of Telangana. If Congress comes to power, Damodar Raja Narasimha, J Geeta Reddy and Sarve Sathyanarayana are all in fray being candidates from Dalit background. S Jaipal Reddy, K Jana Reddy, D Srinivas and V Hanumantha Rao are out. Mar 10, 2014

2014 Elections

Congress national leaders including its president Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will address several public meetings in Telangana in the next few days. Rahul Gandhi will address public meeting in Warangal and Hyderabad on April 25. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will address public meeting in Bhongir on April 26 and Sonia Gandhi will speak at an election rally at Andole, Medak on April 27. Apr 24, 2014

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi addresses a well attended public meeting at Lal Bahadur Stadium in Hyderabad. He promised two-lakh jobs in private sector and one-lakh jobs in the government in the next five years. He says the city of Hyderabad belongs to all. Apr 25, 2014

According to sources, Congress party has funded Rs 1 crore to Rs 1.5 crore per candidate for campaign expenses.

Timeline

Telangana Rashtra Samithi’s decision not to merge came as a jolt to Congress. Senior leaders of the party has vowed to expose the true colors of TRS in the coming elections. Former ministers K Jana Reddy, D Sridhar Babu, P Sudarshan Reddy, Md. Ali Shabbar met and discussed the strategy to be adopted. Mar 4, 2014

Congress open to alliances, will think about CM after attaining majority
Congress general secretary and in-charge of AP State Affairs Digvijay Singh said that they would think about candidates for post of Chief Minister only after attaining true majority in the coming Telangana Assembly elections. More over, it is the job of the Congress Legislature Party, he said. Digvijay Singh added that Congress would be open for alliances for the coming elections but the proposals should come from other parties. He clarified that making dalit as a Chief Minister as stated by Jairam Ramesh is not the party stand. Mar 14, 2014

Telangana Mala Mahanadu president Addanki Dayakar and TRS OU JAC leader Krisank joins the Congress party. Mar 16, 2014

Congress opposes sharing of Secretariat complex
TPCC chief Ponnala Lakshmaiah requested Governor ESL Narasimhan not to locate offices of governments of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in the existing Secretariat complex. He has written to the Governor and suggested existing Secretariat complex and offices of head of departments to be left to government of Telangana.

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