HYDERABAD,2 JUNE-2014(PTI): Telangana came into existence as India’s 29th state on June 2, 2014, capping the decades-old struggle in the region for carving out a separate state from Andhra Pradesh.
Chandrasekhar Rao is scheduled to be sworn in as chief minister at 8.15am at the Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad.
President’s rule imposed in united Andhra Pradesh would be revoked partially today to facilitate the swearing-in of a government in the newly-created Telangana headed by TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao.
A notification is expected to be issued today in this regard.
The Central rule would, however, continue in the residual Andhra Pradesh until TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu takes charge as chief minister, which is likely on June 8.
Chandrasekhar Rao is scheduled to be sworn in as chief minister at 8.15am at the Raj Bhavan on Monday by governor ESL Narasimhan, who will be the governor for both Telangana and the residual Andhra Pradesh.
After taking oath as first chief minister of separate Telangana, Chandrasekhar Rao would attend the official celebration of ‘Telangana Formation Day’ at the sprawling Parade Grounds here.
The ruling TRS, other political parties and Telangana supporters have lined up a number of events in Hyderabad and elsewhere to celebrate the realisation of the decades-long dream.
TRS activists and supporters have already painted Hyderabad pink, the colour of TRS flag, by installing huge cut-outs, banners, festoons and balloons hailing their leader.
Cultural programmes were organized from 9pm to 11.59pm on Sunday and a dazzling display of fireworks were held from midnight at People’s Plaza and Tank Bund at the picturesque Hussain Sagar lake to celebrate the occasion.
The journey towards achieving the goal of separate Telangana has been momentous and there have been a number of milestones in the saga.