Telangana Congress Committee
PresidentAnumula Revanth Reddy
ChairpersonMallu Bhatti Vikramarka
Founded11 March 2014
HeadquartersGandhi Bhavan, Nampally, Hyderabad, Telangana
Youth wingTelangana Youth Congress
Women's wingTelangana Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee
Membership5 million (March 2022)
Ideology
AllianceUnited Progressive Alliance
Seats in Lok Sabha
3 / 17
Seats in Rajya Sabha
0 / 7
Seats in Telangana Legislative Assembly
5 / 119
Seats in Telangana Legislative Council
1 / 40
Election symbol
Hand INC.svg
Website
https://www.tpcc.org.in

The Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (or Telangana PCC) is the state unit of the Indian National Congress (INC) in the state of Telangana, India.[1]

List of presidents

List of presidents
Portrait Name Term Ref.
Ponnala Lakshmaiah.jpg
Ponnala Lakshmaiah 11 March 2014 2 March 2015
N Uttam kumar Reddy.jpg
N. Uttam Kumar Reddy 2 March 2015 7 July 2021 [2]
Revanth Reddy (cropped).jpg
A. Revanth Reddy 7 July 2021 Incumbent

History

The first president is Ponnala Lakshmaiah, who was appointed on 11 March 2014, after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.[3] 2 months after Lakshmaiah got appointed, the Congress suffered a disastrous defeat in the 2014 Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections, in which it got 0 out of the 175 seats in the Coastal Andhra and Rayalseema regions whereas in Telangana it managed to muster a measly 21 out of the 119 seats. The party lost almost 25pp of its vote in the united state, more than half of its vote in 2009. K. Chandrashekhar Rao (known popularly as KCR) of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi stormed to power, riding on a wave of support due to finally achieving Telangana's independence, after years of protests and hunger strikes. The Congress then got routed in the GHMC elections, getting only 2 seats in the 150-member civic body, a far cry from its combined tally of 95 in its coalition with the AIMIM earlier.[4]

In the 2018 Telangana Legislative Assembly elections, the Congress forged an alliance with the Telangana Jana Samithi, the Telugu Desam Party, and the Communist Party of India. Once arch rivals, these parties came together with the common goal of unseating the TRS and KCR. This alliance was known as the "Maha Kootami" or Grand Alliance. The alliance won only 21 seats in the elections out of which the Congress got 19. The alliance in total got about 33% of the vote. The TRS was able to increase its majority from 63 to 88 seats.[5]

In the 2020 Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections, the Congress only got 2 seats, following which the state president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy resigned from his position as TPCC president, although still continued as its president until the party found a new president for the state unit.[6] This led to political stalwart Revanth Reddy being appointed as state party chief in 2021.[7]

Telangana Legislative Assembly election

Year Party leader Seats won Change
in seats
Outcome Ref.
2014 Ponnala Lakshmaiah
21 / 119
Decrease29 Opposition [8]
2018 N. Uttam Kumar Reddy
19 / 119
Decrease 2 Opposition [9]

Lok Sabha election history

Year Party leader Seats won Change
in seats
Outcome Ref.
2014 Ponnala Lakshmaiah
2 / 17
Decrease10 Opposition
2019 N. Uttam Kumar Reddy
3 / 17
Increase 1 Opposition

Office Bearers

Name Designation Location Ref.
A.Revanth Reddy President Malkajgiri, Medchal-Malkajgiri district [10][11]
Sambani Chandrashekar Senior Vice President Khammam district
Mohammad Azharuddin Working President Hyderabad District
J. Geeta Reddy Working President Hyderabad District
Anjan Kumar Yadav Working President Hyderabad district
Jagga Reddy Working President Sangareddy district
Bomma Mahesh Kumar Goud Working President Nizamabad District
Zafar Javeed Senior Vice President Hyderabad District
Gopishetty Niranjan Senior Vice President Hyderabad District

Headquarters

The headquarters are located at Gandhi Bhavan, near Nampally in Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana.

Activities

Membership drive

Then Telangana PCC under the leadership of Ponnala started a membership drive across all districts in the Telangana State. According to the sources[12] while the initial target was 10 lakh registrations, TPCC was surprised by the response received from the people of Telangana. The target now is revised to 17 lakhs registrations by the end of Dec 2014. Membership Booklets were distributed as part of this membership drive. The theme of this membership drive was "I am an Indian, I am a member of Indian National congress".

Telangana Vileena Dinam

PCC chief Ponnala Lakshmaiah announced on 17 September as the Telangana Vileena Dinam (Telangana combined day).[13] Telangana Congress party leaders celebrated the event in Gandhi Bhavan, Hyderabad. During his speech he reminded everyone that the dream of separate Telangana state was achieved due to Sonia Gandhi's UPA Government's efforts.

2023 Telangana Legislative Assembly election

Protests and Incidents

On 5 August 2022, Indian National Congress held a protest against price rise and GST on essential food items at Indira Park in Hyderabad. Congress Legislative Party leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka and Mulug MLA Seethakka were present at the protest.[14]

References

  1. ^ "Congress names PCC chiefs for Seemandhra, Telangana - Economic Times". The Economic Times. Economictimes.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  2. ^ "TPCC Chief: I'll Strive to Strengthen Party". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 7 October 2022.
  3. ^ "Ponnala Lakshmaiah is Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee chief, Raghuveera APCC president The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  4. ^ Nanisetti, Serish (5 December 2020). "GHMC election | Massive vote-share swing helped BJP". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 24 September 2022.
  5. ^ "Telangana Election Results 2018: TRS wins 88 seats, KCR set to return for a second term". Financialexpress. Retrieved 24 September 2022.
  6. ^ "Uttam Kumar Reddy resigns as chief of Telangana Congress after GHMC poll debacle". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 24 September 2022.
  7. ^ Kurmanath, K. V. Kurmanath & K. V. (26 June 2021). "Congress appoints Revanth Reddy as Telangana PCC chief". The Hindu BusinessLine. Retrieved 7 October 2022.
  8. ^ "Election Results 2014: TDP, TRS Win Seemandhra, Telangana Assembly Polls". NDTV.com. Retrieved 19 October 2022.
  9. ^ "Telangana Election Result: Telangana Assembly Election Result | Economic Times". The Economic Times. Retrieved 19 October 2022.
  10. ^ Reddy, R. Ravikanth (5 December 2020). "Who after Uttam? New TPCC chief will come only after a month". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  11. ^ "PRESIDENT OF PRADESH CONGRESS COMMITTEE". Indian National Congress.
  12. ^ "Latest Telugu News, తెలుగు వార్తలు, News in Telugu, తెలుగులో వార్తలు, Telugu News Live". October 2022.
  13. ^ "Latest Telugu News, తెలుగు వార్తలు, News in Telugu, తెలుగులో వార్తలు, Telugu News Live". October 2022.
  14. ^ "Telangana: Congress protests against price rise, GST on essential food items". Moneycontrol. Retrieved 24 September 2022.