With no word from the Congress leadership on who will be the Chief Minister of Telangana apparently due to lack of consensus among newly-elected MLAs, the plans for swearing-in ceremony were put on hold on Monday.A meeting of newly-elected MLAs earlier in the day had authorised party President Mallikarjun Kharge to name the leader of Congress Legislature Party (CLP).

However, till late Monday there was no announcement from the leadership, giving tense moments to supporters of state unit chief A. Revanth Reddy, who is the front-runner for the top post.Worried over the delay in announcement by the party, some supporters of Revanth Reddy staged a protest outside Raj Bhavan, demanding that he be sworn-in as the Chief Minister. The police had to disperse them.