List of chief ministers of Telangana

The chief minister of Telangana is the chief executive of the Indian state of Telangana. In accordance with 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
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K. Chandrashekar Rao

since 2 June 2014
Chief Minister's Office
StyleThe Honourable (Formal)
Mr./Mrs. Chief Minister (Informal)
Member of
ResidencePragathi Bhavan
SeatTelangana State Guesthouse
AppointerGovernor of Telangana
Inaugural holderK. Chandrashekar Rao
Formation2 June 2014; 8 years ago (2014-06-02)
DeputyDeputy Chief Minister of Telangana
  • 440,000 (US$5,500)/monthly
  • 5,280,000 (US$66,000)/annually

Since the state's creation on 2 June 2014,[2] Telangana has had only one chief minister, who belongs to Telangana Rashtra Samithi party, its founder and former Union Minister of Labour and Employment K. Chandrashekar Rao is an inaugural and current holder of the office who sworn in two times by winning the 2014 and 2018 assembly elections consecutively.

The current incumbent is K. Chandrashekar Rao of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi since 2 June 2014.


  • Assassinated or died in office
  • § Returned to office after a previous non-consecutive term
  • RES Resigned
No. Portrait Name


Elected Constituency Term of office[3] Assembly
Ministry Appointed by Political Party[a]
Assumed Office Left Office Time in Office
1   K. Chandrashekar Rao
Gajwel 2 June 2014 12 December 2018 8 years, 66 days 1st
(2014 election)
Rao I E. S. L. Narasimhan Telangana Rashtra Samithi
13 December 2018 Incumbent 2nd
(2018 election)
Rao II


List of chief ministers by length of term
No. Name Party Length of term
Longest continuous term Total years of premiership
1 K. Chandrashekar Rao TRS 8 years, 66 days 8 years, 66 days
List by party
Political parties by total time-span of their member holding CMO (7 August 2022)
No. Political party Number of Chief ministers Total days of holding CMO
1 Telangana Rashtra Samithi 1 2988 days
Parties by total duration (in days) of holding Chief Minister's Office
K. Chandrashekar Rao

Living former chief ministerEdit

As of 7 August 2022, there is no living former chief minister of Telangana:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ 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.


  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. ^ Shankar, Kunal (26 June 2015). "A mixed bag". Frontline. Archived from the original on 2 February 2020. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  3. ^ The ordinal number of the term being served by the person specified in the row in the corresponding period

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