Chandrasekhar Rao re-elected Telangana Rashtra Samithi president

TRS electoral returning officer Nayini Narasimha Reddy announced Raos election for the eighth consecutive time, minutes before the beginning of the plenary.

Written by: IANS
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Hyderabad, April 21: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was re-elected unanimously as the President of Telangana Rashtra Samithi, TRS at the partys annual plenary that began at Kompally on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Friday.

File photo of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao

Narasimha Reddy said Rao's was the only nomination received for the party chiefs post. Party leaders filed 12 sets of nomination papers all on behalf of Rao.His announcement was greeted with drum beats and distribution of sweets by the party leaders.

KCR, as Rao popularly known, has been holding the post since floating the party in 2001 to revive the movement for separate statehood to Telangana.

Telangana was carved out of Andhra Pradesh in 2014. TRS won the elections held the same year and formed the first government in the newly created state.

IANS

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