K Chandrasekhar Rao sworn in as Telangana CM
The President of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), K Chandrasekhar Rao, who led his party to a massive win in the Telangana Legislative Assembly Elections 2018, was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of the state for a second straight term on December 13, 2018.
All the MLAs-elect unanimously elected Rao as the leader during their meet at the Telangana Bhavan, the TRS headquarters. The oath-taking ceremony took place on the lawns of the Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad at 1.30 pm. Governor ESL Narasimhan administered the oath to the chief minister.
Along with Rao, party MLC Mohammed Mehmood Ali, who was deputy chief minister in the previous TRS government, took oath as a minister. The full-fledged cabinet will, however, be formed in the next few days.
About K Chandrashekar Rao
• Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao, better known as KCR is the first Chief Minister of Telangana, a new state that was carved out of Andhra Pradesh in 2014.
• Rao is the leader and founder of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, a regional party formed in April 2001, which led the main campaign for the creation of a separate Telangana state.
• He has earlier served as the Member of the Legislative Assembly (Andhra Pradesh) from Siddipet and also as the Member of Parliament from Mahbubnagar, Karimnagar and Medak.
• He took oath as the first Chief Minister of the new state of Telangana on June 2, 2014.
• He went for early elections in 2018, when his cabinet recommended dissolving the legislative lower house, six months before the completion of his term.
• Both in 2014 and 2018, he contested and won from the Gajwel constituency of Siddipet District in Telangana.
KCR-led Telangana Rashtra Samithi secured a simple majority in the 119-member state assembly of Telangana by winning 88 seats on December 11, 2018.
While the Congress came second with 19 seats, the TDP managed to win 2 seats, the BJP won one and the others won 9.
With the clear mandate, the KCR-led party is preparing to form the government in the state for the second straight term.
The early elections called by Chief Minister KCR are the second-ever assembly elections of the new state.
The first one had taken place in 2014 concurrently with the Lok Sabha Elections, right after the state’s creation following its separation from Andhra Pradesh.