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Telangana CM calls on senior leader Jana Reddy


Hyderabad, Dec 11 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy called on senior Congress leader and former minister K. Jana Reddy here on Monday.The Chief Minister went to the residence of Jana Reddy, who was leader of Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in the first Telangana Assembly.Jana Reddy and his wife congratulated Revanth Reddy on becoming the Chief Minister and felicitated him. The meeting lasted for an hour during which they believed to have discussed the election results and the issues related to governanceJana Reddy later told media persons that he made certain suggestions to Revanth Reddy for good governance. He said the Chief Minister and ministers should work together to fulfil the promises made to people.Jana Reddy, who served as a minister under four chief ministers in united Andhra Pradesh, said as a senior leader he gave suggestions to the Chief Minister in running the government to live up the people’s expectations.The 77-year-old leader said he would continue to give his suggestion to the government, if required.To another query, he clarified that he did not demand Cabinet berth for his son Jayveer Reddy, who was elected to the Assembly from Nagarjuna Sagar constituency. He said since Javeer Reddy is a junior, it was not proper to seek any position for him.Jana Reddy, who did not contest the recently concluded Assembly elections, said if the party leadership wants him to contest the Lok Sabha elections he would consider it.During the campaign for Assembly election, Jana Reddy had stated that he may be offered the post of chief minister of Telangana if the party wins the Assembly elections.The former minister had remarked that while he is not after the post of the chief minister, the post may come after him.Recalling that he became the minister at the age of 36, Jana Reddy said he has a seniority of 55 years in the party.A seven-time MLA, he became the first leader of opposition in the Telangana Assembly in 2014. He, however, lost the 2018 election from Nagarjuna Sagar and was also unsuccessful in the by-election held in 2021.–IANSms/dpb

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