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Telangana Elections 2018: Rahul Gandhi appoints Jetti Kusum Kumar as TPCC working president

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Nabanita Chakorborty | Updated on: 16 Nov 2018, 12:13:35 AM
Telangana Elections: Cong appoints Jetti Kumar TPCC working president (Photo Source: IANS)

New Delhi:

Weeks before the ensuing Assembly elections in Telangana, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday appointed Jetti Kusum Kumar as the Working President of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC). The addition came a day after the Congress constituted nine committees and named two other working presidents of the state unit.

A Revanth Reddy, who left Telugu Desam Party (TDP) to join Congress late last year, and former Member of Parliament Ponnam Prabhakar were appointed working presidents of the TPCC Wednesday.

"Congress President Rahul Gandhi appoints Jetti Kusum Kumar as Working President of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee," the news agency ANI reported.

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Besides, the Congress Wednesday released its second list of 10 candidates for Telangana assembly elections. The party also released a list of 65 candidates on Monday which suggests that state party chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy would be contesting from the Huzurnagar constituency.

Elections to the Telangana assembly will be held on December 7, and the last date for filing nominations is November 19. The counting of the votes will be taken up on December 11, 2018.

Read | Telangana: TDP releases first list of 9 candidates for December 7 Assembly polls

The Congress is seeking to oust K Chandrashekar Rao-led Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in the southern state. They are also seeking to consolidate support from Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party (TDP), which walked out of the ruling NDA earlier this year after the Centre denied special status to Andhra Pradesh.

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First Published : 15 Nov 2018, 04:08:26 PM