List of chief ministers of Telangana

Chief Minister of Telangana
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K. Chandrashekar Rao

since 2 June 2014
StyleThe Honourable (Formal)
Mr. Chief Minister (Informal)
StatusHead of Government
Member ofTelangana Legislature
ResidencePragathi Bhavan, Greenlands Road, Punjagutta, Hyderabad, Telangana-500082[1]
AppointerGovernor of Telangana
Inaugural holderK. Chandrasekhar Rao
Formation2 June 2014
DeputyDeputy Chief Minister of Telangana
WebsiteCMO 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 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 the confidence of the assembly, the chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.[2]

Since the state's creation on 2 June 2014,[3] K. Chandrasekhar Rao of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti has served as its chief minister – being first elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2018.

Chief ministers of Telangana[]

No Name Constituency Portrait Term of office Party Days in office
1 K. Chandrasekhar Rao
Gajwel A photograph of K. Chandrasekhar Rao 2 June 2014 12 December 2018 Telangana Rashtra Samithi 1654
Gajwel 13 December 2018 Incumbent

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  1. ^ Tata, Madhavi (24 November 2016). "Telangana CM Moves Into Bullet-Proof Residence Twice The Size Of A Football Field". Outlook. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  2. ^ Basu, Durga Das (2011) [1st pub. 1960]. Introduction to the Constitution of India (20th ed.). LexisNexis Butterworths Wadhwa Nagpur. pp. 241–245. 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.
  3. ^ Shankar, Kunal (26 June 2015). "A mixed bag". Frontline. Archived from the original on 2 February 2020. Retrieved 2 February 2020.