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List of chief ministers of Telangana

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The Chief Minister of Telangana is the chief executive of the Indian state of Telangana. As per the Constitution of India, the governor is a state's de jure head, but de facto executive authority rests with the chief minister. Following elections to the Telangana Legislative Assembly, the state's governor usually invites the party (or coalition) with a majority of seats to form the government. The governor appoints the chief minister, whose council of ministers are collectively responsible to the assembly. Given that he has the confidence of the assembly, the chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.[1]

Chief Minister of Telangana
Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao.png
K. Chandrashekar Rao

since 2 June 2014
Chief Minister's Office
StyleThe Honourable (formal)
Mr. Chief Minister (informal)
StatusHead of government
Member of
Reports to
ResidencePragathi Bhavan, Hyderabad
SeatTelangana Secretariat, Hyderabad, Telangana
AppointerGovernor of Telangana
by convention, based on appointee's ability to command confidence in the Telangana Legislative Assembly
Term lengthAt the pleasure of the governor
Legislative Assembly term is 5 years unless dissolved sooner
No term limits specified
Inaugural holderK. Chandrashekar Rao
Formation2 June 2014; 5 years ago (2014-06-02)

Telangana's first and current chief minister is K. Chandrashekar Rao of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi. He is the chief minister since the secession of Telangana from Andhra Pradesh on 2 June 2014.

Chief Ministers of Hyderabad StateEdit

Hyderabad State included nine Telugu districts of Telangana, four Kannada districts in Gulbarga division and four Marathi districts in Aurangabad division.

Map of southern India showing the Hyderabad State in yellowish green and Andhra State in blue before the reorganisation of 1956
No Name Portrait Term of office Party[a] Days in office
1 M. K. Vellodi   26 January 1950 6 March 1952 Independent (civil service) 770
2 Burgula Ramakrishna Rao   6 March 1952 31 October 1956 Indian National Congress 1701

Chief Ministers of TelanganaEdit

No[b] Chief Minister Portrait Term Party[c] Assembly
Appointed by
1 K. Chandrashekar Rao
MLA for Gajwel
  2 June 2014 12 December 2018[d] 5 years, 97 days Telangana Rashtra Samithi 1st Assembly (2014–18)
(2014 election)
E. S. L. Narasimhan
13 December 2018 Incumbent 2nd Assembly (2018–23)
(2018 election)

See alsoEdit

Notes & ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ This column only names the chief minister's party. The state government he headed may have been a complex coalition of several parties and independents; these are not listed here.
  2. ^ A number inside brackets indicates that the incumbent has previously held office.
  3. ^ This column only names the chief minister's party. The state government he heads may be a complex coalition of several parties and independents; these are not listed here.
  4. ^ Governor of Telangana on the recommendation of Rao's ministry, dissolved the assembly prematurely on 6 September 2018 thus K. Chandrashekar Rao was caretaker CM of Telangana from 6 September 2018 to 12 December 2018.[2]
  1. ^ Durga Das Basu. Introduction to the Constitution of India. 1960. 20th Edition, 2011 Reprint. pp. 241, 245. LexisNexis Butterworths Wadhwa Nagpur. ISBN 978-81-8038-559-9. Note: although the text talks about Indian state governments in general, it applies for the specific case of Telangana as well.
  2. ^ "Governor dissolved Telangana assembly prematurely".