Hyderabad: BJP’s first-time MP from Telangana, G. Kishan Reddy, will take oath as Union Minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ministry on Thursday evening.
Kishan Reddy, who was elected to the Lok Sabha from Secunderabad, will be the lone face in the Union Ministry from Telangana.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah telephoned Reddy and told him to reach Delhi. Kishan Reddy then broke the news to his supporters.
“With the blessings of people of Secunderabad and PM Narendra Modi, I will be taking oath as Union Minister today,” the BJP leader said in his message.
Kishan Reddy contested the Lok Sabha election after being defeated in Assembly elections in December as the BJP preferred him over senior leader Bandaru Dattatreya, also a former Union Minister.
Stunning its rivals, the BJP not only retained the Secunderabad seat but also wrested three seats from the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).
As per Wikipedia, G. Kishan Reddy was born on 15th May 1964. He was the member of the legislative assembly representing the Amberpet assembly segment.
In 2018 TS Assembly polls, he lost his MLA seat. Later, he contested for Lok Sabha seat from Secunderabad Parliamentary Constituency.
It may be mentioned that G. Kishan Reddy is one of the active leaders of BJP in Telangana State.
With inputs from IANS