Officially Telangana is India’s 29th state and K Chandrasekhar Rao is the first CM

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.

Officially Telangana is India’s 29th state and K Chandrasekhar Rao is the first CM

Officially Telangana is India's 29th state and  K Chandrasekhar Rao is the first CM
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.

One Response to Officially Telangana is India’s 29th state and K Chandrasekhar Rao is the first CM

  1. Shazida Khatun

    YEAR HAPPENING
    1948 Indian Army annexes princely state of Hyderabad which comprised different regions including Telangana

    November 1, 1956 The government of India decides to merge Andhra and Telangana and form Andhra Pradesh

    January 1969 The call for a separate Telangana intensified with the Jai Telangana Movement in which students of the Osmania University protest

    2001 K Chandrashekhar Rao forms Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) with the single-point agenda to seperate Telangana from Andhra Pradesh

    November 29, 2009 K Chandrashekhar Rao goes on a fast unto death demanding a separate state of Telangana and compensation of Rs 10 Lakh to the kin of the dead in Telangana.

    December 9, 2009 Union Home Minister P Chidambaram announces that the government would start the process for the formation of Telangana state

    December 23, 2009 Due to protests in Coastal Andhra and Rayalseema, the decision put on hold

    July 30, 2013 The UPA coordination panel and Congress Working Committee decide to carve out Telangana state

    February 18, 2014 Lok Sabha passes Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill 2014 by voice vote