Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee
PresidentAnumula Revanth Reddy
ChairmanAnumula Revanth Reddy (CM of Telangana )
Founded11 March 2014
HeadquartersGandhi Bhavan, Nampally, Hyderabad, Telangana
Youth wingTelangana Youth Congress
Women's wingTelangana Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee
Membership5 million (March 2022)
Ideology
Political positionCentre-left to left-wing[4]
AllianceIndian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance
Seats in Lok Sabha
8 / 17
Seats in Rajya Sabha
3 / 7
Seats in Telangana Legislative Assembly
72 / 119
Seats in Telangana Legislative Council
12 / 40
Election symbol
Website
https://inctelangana.org

The Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee or (TPCC) is the state unit of the Indian National Congress (INC) in the state of Telangana, India.[5] It is responsible for organizing and coordinating the party's activities and campaigns within the state, as well as selecting candidates for local, state, and national elections. The current president of the Telangana PCC is Anumula Revanth Reddy. The committee has a long history of political influence in the united Andhra Pradesh state, however, it has faced challenges in recent years, including a decline in electoral support, particularly after the formation of Telangana as a separate state in 2014.

List of presidents

S.no President Portrait Term
1. Ponnala Lakshmaiah 11 March 2014 2 March 2015
2. N. Uttam Kumar Reddy 2 March 2015 7 July 2021[6]
3. Anumula Revanth Reddy 7 July 2021 Incumbent

List of Chief Ministers of Telangana from the Congress Party

Main article: List of chief ministers of Telangana

S.no Name Portrait Took office Left office Duration
1. Revanth Reddy 7 December 2023 Incumbent 212 days

List of AICC Incharges

S.no Incharge Portrait Term
1. Digvijaya Singh 11 March 2014 1 August 2017 3 years, 143 days
2. Ramachandra Khuntia 1 August 2017 12 September 2020 3 years, 42 days
3. Manickam Tagore 12 September 2020 4 January 2023 2 years, 114 days
4. Manikrao Thakre 5 January 2023 24 December 2023 353 days
5. Deepa Dasmunshi 24 December 2023 Incumbent 195 days

History

The first president of the state unit was Ponnala Lakshmaiah, who was appointed on 11 March 2014, after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.[7] Two 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 around two-thirds of its vote in the united state, compared to 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 tally of 54 earlier.[8]

In the 2018 Telangana Legislative Assembly elections, 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 "Praja Kutami" or People's 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.[9]

In the 2020 Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections, the Congress only got 2 seats, following which state president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy resigned from his position as TPCC president, although continued as its president until the party found a new president for the state unit.[10] This led to political stalwart Revanth Reddy being appointed as state party chief in 2021.[11]

In the 2023 Telangana Legislative Assembly election, the Congress won the state for the first time. It rode on a wave of anti-incumbency and rural dissatisfaction. PCC Chief Revanth Reddy was widely credited for the win.[12]

Electoral history

Telangana Legislative Assembly

Year Portrait Floor leader Seats won Change
in seats
Vote share Swing Popular vote Outcome
2014 Kunduru Jana Reddy
21 / 119
Decrease 29[a] 25.0% Decrease 8.1[b] 4,864,808 Opposition
2018 Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka
19 / 119
Decrease 2 28.43% Increase 3.43 5,883,111 Opposition
2023 Anumula Revanth Reddy
64 / 119
Increase 46 39.40% Increase 10.97 9,235,792 Government

Lok Sabha

Year Portrait Floor leader Seats won Change
in seats
Vote share Swing Popular vote Outcome
2014 Mallikarjun Kharge
2 / 17
Decrease 10[c] 24.68% Decrease 11.86[d] 4,755,715 Opposition
2019 Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
3 / 17
Increase 1 29.79% Increase 5.11 5,496,686 Opposition
2024 Rahul Gandhi
8 / 17
Increase 5 40.10% Increase 10.31% 8,74,1263 Opposition

Office Bearers

Name Designation Location Ref.
Deepa Dasmunsi AICC Incharge Telangana
A.Revanth Reddy President Malkajgiri, Medchal-Malkajgiri district [13][14]
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
Sambani Chandrashekar Senior Vice President Khammam district
Zafar Javeed Senior Vice President Hyderabad District
Gopishetty Niranjan Senior Vice President Hyderabad District
Ramesh Maharaj Senior Vice President Vikrabad 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[15] 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 lakh 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 the Indian National Congress".

Telangana Vileena Dinam

PCC chief Ponnala Lakshmaiah announced on 17 September as the Telangana Vileena Dinam (Telangana combined day).[16] Telangana Congress party leaders celebrated the event in Gandhi Bhavan, Hyderabad. During his speech, he reminded everyone that the dream of a separate Telangana state was achieved due to Sonia Gandhi's UPA Government's efforts.

References

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Notes

  1. ^ Compared to 2009 Legislative Assembly election results in the Telangana region only
  2. ^ Compared to 2009 Legislative Assembly election results in the Telangana region only
  3. ^ Compared to 2009 Indian general election results in the Telangana region only
  4. ^ Compared to 2009 Indian general election results in the Telangana region only