The Congress high command on Saturday 28th Feb 2015 announced Uttam Kumar Reddy as New Telangana PCC Chief (Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee)
Uttam Kumar Reddy elected four times MLA from Huzurnagar constituency. He was a minister of Housing, Weaker Section Housing Program in Kiran Kumar Reddy government.
Uttam was born in June 20, 1962 in Suryapet. He hails from Tatipamula in Tirumalagiri mandal of Nalgonda District. He did graduation in B.Sc. He was a former fighter pilot in IAF. He flew the MIG 21 and MIG 23.
The current working president Uttam Kumar Reddy is likely to succeed him. Also, senior Dalit face of the party Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka is likely to be made the working president.
It is learnt that this could be a major disappointment for Ponnala, who has been lobbying hard to continue as PCC chief in Delhi for the past four days. However, his fate appeared to have been sealed as he could not get the appointment of Congress president Sonia Gandhi. Several other leaders also campaigning in Delhi.
Several Congress leaders have been demanding that Ponnala should resign owing responsible for the party’s defeat in Telangana.
Uttam Kumar Reddy served as a housing minister in the then Kiran Kumar Reddy’s cabinet. Meanwhile, the Congress High Command has also summoned Telangana CLP leader Jana Reddy to Delhi.
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