Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) has been unanimously elected as president of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) at the party's plenary held in Hyderabad today.
With this, it is the eighth consecutive term of KCR as president of TRS since its raising in 2001. KCR has been elected unanimously as party president at the plenary as no one else filed nominations for the post of the party president.
Speaking to media after the election of KCR as party president, state home minister and senior party leader N Narsimha Reddy said, "As per the election schedule, the process of filing the nominations for the party president's post began on April 14 and continued till April 18. Total 12 sets of nominations were received proposing KCR's name."
KCR was a member of the Telugu Desam Party until he quit the party due to differences with the then chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu. He quit the membership of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly and the post of Deputy Speaker of Andhra Pradesh Legislature and formed a new party Telangana Rashtr Samithi on April 27, 2001 as a flag bearer party for separate Telangana agitation.
After statehood, the party won 2014 Telangana Assembly Election and formed the first government in Telangana State. K Chandrashekar Rao is the first Chief Minister of Telangana and his party has 11 Loksabha and three Rajya Sabha MPs representing the state in Delhi.