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Chandrashekhar Rao sworn-in as the First Chief Minister of Telengana

Jun 2, 2014 17:36 IST

Chandrashekhar Rao was sworn-in as the first Chief Minister of Telengana, which became the 29th state of Indian Union. He took oath administered by the Governor ESL Narasimhan at Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad on 2 June 2014.

Along with Rao (TRS Party) eleven ministers also took oath as the cabinet ministers. The ministers are Mahmood Ali, Dr T Rajaiah, Nayani, Etala, Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, Harish Rao, KT Rama Rao and others.

Telangana became 29th state of the Indian Union on 2 June 2014. Union Home Ministry announced that Presidential Rule in newly-created Telangana region has been revoked.

The presidential rule will be continued in the residual Andhra Pradesh until TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu takes oath as Chief Minister scheduled on 8 June 2014.

About Chandrashekhar Rao
• Rao was born in Medak District of Hyderabad State in 1954.
• KCR joined the TDP in 1983 and quit the TDP party in 2001.
• He worked as Minister of Drought & Relief in NT Ramarao's cabinet.
• Under the leadership of K Chandra Sekhar  Telangana Rashtra  Samiti (TRS) was formed to demand for a separate state in 2001.

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