KCR re-elected unopposed as TRS president

Former TRS MLC and returning election officer Srinivas Reddy announced that KCR was unanimously elected the TRS president ahead of the party’s 19th plenary which began at Hitex here on Monday.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  25 Oct 2021 10:14 AM GMT
KCR re-elected unopposed as TRS president

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao was re-elected unopposed as the president of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on Monday.

Former TRS MLC and returning election officer Srinivas Reddy announced that KCR was unanimously elected the TRS president ahead of the party's 19th plenary which began at Hitex here on Monday. "A total of 18 sets of nominations were received. There was only one name, KCR, in all the 18 sets of nominations. All those who filed the nominations sought the leadership of Mr. Rao," the returning officer said. There were no other contenders for the post being held by the Chief Minister since the inception of the party on 27 April 2001.

More than 60 lakh members of the party, including ministers, MPs, MLAs, MLCs, and others have made the choice unanimously. The party leaders and workers who were present at the Telangana Bhavan, the TRS party headquarters here, raised slogans and distributed sweets after KCR was re-elected the party chief.

During the plenary session attended by 14,000 TRS elected representatives from across the state, extensive discussions will be held on state issues as well as other issues. The party will conduct a massive meeting at Warangal on 15 November to celebrate 20 years of its journey and its achievements.

KCR, who was the deputy Speaker in the then undivided Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly when N. Chandrababu Naidu was the Chief Minister, quit TDP and formed TRS here in 2001 to fight for the cause of a separate Telangana state with Hyderabad as its capital. After the Assembly election in 2014, he became the first Chief Minister of Telangana on 2 June 2014, the day the new state came into existence.

As per the party by-laws, the party president's election should be held every two years. It has also been a tradition to organize the party plenary on 27 April every year marking the party's foundation day. However, both could not be held for the last three years due to the Lok Sabha poll in 2019 and COVID- 19 pandemic in the last two years.

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