Telangana Congress chief to not shave beard till party comes to power

Reddy, who served as ADC and Comptroller to the President and flew MIG-21 and MIG-23 aircrafts while in the Air Force, had always been a clean shaven man.

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Published:October 24, 2016 5:49 pm
uttam-kumar-reddy-759 Telangana Congress chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy (Source: Twitter)

Telangana Congress chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy has vowed to not shave his beard till Congress comes to power in the state. Reddy told reporters on Monday that he was recently asked by some mediapersons how come he, a former top Indian Air Force officer, is growing beard.

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“My reply was I will maintain beard till Congress comes to power in Telangana,” he said.

Reddy, who served as ADC and Comptroller to the President and flew MIG-21 and MIG-23 aircrafts while in the Air Force, had always been a clean shaven man.

“But, it (growing beard) has enthused party cadres,” said the 54-year-old MLA from Nalgonda district.

Reddy has been leading a number of agitations in recent times against the TRS government on issues like the ruling party’s promise of farmers’ loan waiver and release of dues for reimbursement of students’ tuition fees and ‘Arogya Sri’ health scheme.

Yesterday, he took part in a ‘padayatra’ for revival of Nizam Sugars at Bodhan.

Congress in Telangana was left disappointed in 2014 Legislative Assembly elections over not coming to power despite “delivering” on the long-pending separate statehood demand.

Congress had won 21 seats in the 119-member Assembly.

The next Assembly elections are due in 2019, along with general elections.

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    IML sood
    Oct 24, 2016 at 4:39 pm
    What a joke from so called Cong. leader. They are in fact jokers like their leader Pappu who is advancing in age but lacking in maturity.His wish may be fulfilled but not in this life cycle as country is going to be Cong. Mukt shorty.Alas he will have to go without fulfilling his wish.
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      Ram
      Oct 24, 2016 at 4:09 pm
      He has to wotk hard ...only beard will nit solve the purpose
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        Syama uppuluri
        Oct 24, 2016 at 2:49 pm
        Congrats Mr. Reddy, lt;br/gt;U have chosen beard for the rest of ur life. Don't change ur mind!!!!
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          Anand Amrit Archit
          Oct 24, 2016 at 4:19 pm
          Congress should not come out at all until they come to power.
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            Indian First
            Oct 24, 2016 at 12:41 pm
            I think as the survey shows in Telangana, TRS will be there for another 8 years, so Mr. Reddy can commit to trim his beard at least otherwise, he can handle a beard grown for 8 years!!
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              shekhar
              Oct 24, 2016 at 12:34 pm
              Another power hungry politicians. LET hair grow to and become holy person.thatastatu
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                Venkataraman Jagadesan
                Oct 24, 2016 at 9:19 pm
                Finally he will die and land in the grave because of the weight of his long beard . What type of leaders the congress has produced? Jai Hind.
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                  KSRao
                  Oct 24, 2016 at 4:38 pm
                  It's too strong a vow, and he may not be able to achieve it in his lifetime going by what's happening to his part's affairs in the country.
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