The oath ceremony of K Chandrasekhar Rao as the Chief Minister of Telangana. Photo: ANI
TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao, who led his party to a resounding victory in the assembly elections, was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Telangana for a second straight term Thursday.
The swearing-in ceremony was held at the Raj Bhavan.
On Tuesday, Rao was unanimously elected leader of the TRS Legislature Party by the newly-elected MLAs.
Along with Rao, Mahmood Ali, who was deputy chief minister in the last cabinet, was also administered oath of office and oath of secrecy by Governor Narasimhan. Ali was the lone minister to be inducted in to the state cabinet. A full cabinet formation by Rao is expected to be completed within a week's time. The state cabinet can have a maximum number of 18 ministers including the chief minister as there is an upper ceiling of 15 per cent that can become ministers in the 119-member assembly.
In the December 7 elections, the TRS won 88 seats in the 119-member assembly, trouncing the Congress-led People's Front, which ended up with a tally of 21.
The police department Wednesday issued a traffic advisory asking the public to avoid the Raj Bhavan road between 12 pm and 3 pm in view of the swearing-in of Rao, and take alternative routes to their destinations.
The gazette notification by the Election Commission constituting the new assembly was issued during on Wednesday.
Today KCR along with TRS MPs, will plan party's strategy for the ongoing Parliament session. According to sources, a meeting of the party's state executive would be held in the party headquarters, Telangana Bhavan, on Friday.