In a major political development, the Congress High Command had replaced Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president Ponnala Lakshmaiah with TPCC's working president N Uttam Kumar Reddy. He is has taken charge as the TPCC chief. Earlier he went in a bike rally from his residence to Gandhi Bhavan with his followers. He is a retired fighter pilot of Indian Air Force. His selection for the post of TPCC President has come as a surprise for many senior leaders in the party.