KCR elected as TRS Chief for Eighth Time

  • KCR unanimously elected
  • Occasion celebrated

HYDERABAD: For the eighth consecutive term, TRS supremo Chandrasekhar Rao was re-elected unanimously as Telangana Rashtra Samiti president.

Rao’s unopposed election was declared at the TRS plenary on Friday by Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy amid wide applaud by thousands of party workers. Narasimha Reddy, who acted as returning officer, announced that only one nomination was received for the post. TRS leaders had filed six sets of nomination papers on behalf of KCR. From local party activists to Members of Parliament, all supported the candidature of Rao for the chief post.

The ministers, legislators, MPs and important party functionaries greeted Rao with bouquets. Later, the party cadre rained rose petals on the gathering and burst crackers on the occasion.

KCR floated TRS on April 27, 2001 to revive the separate Telangana movement. He was heading the party since then. He played a key role in the movement by launching indefinite hunger strike in 2009, forcing then Congress-led UPA government to concede the demand for Telangana statehood. However, the process was initiated in 2013 and Andhra Pradesh was formally bifurcated in 2014 and Telangana took birth as 29th State on June 2, 2014. (NSS)