K Chandrashekar Rao takes oath as the Chief Minister of Telangana
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrashekar Rao took oath as the Chief Minister of Telangana today. This comes after the party had staked claim to form the government in the state for the second time after winning 88 seats in the 119-member state assembly. Notably, Rao had dissolved the state assembly in September to call for an early election.
According to an official communique from the state government, KCR, who won the assembly polls with a thumping majority, will be sworn in as the chief minister exactly at 1.25 pm, as per the muhurtam fixed by the Vedic pundits from Lord Lakshminarasimha Swamy temple at Yadagiri in Bhongir district, a famous pilgrim centre in Telangana.
Governor E S L Narasimhan, who is also an ardent believer in Hindu rituals, will administer the oath of office and secrecy to KCR and also another cabinet minister, most likely Mohd Mahmud Ali, who served as deputy chief minister in the previous term.