TRS Supremo K Chandrasekhar Rao also known as KCR to his ardent fans, took charge as the Chief Minister of Telangana for the second time after sweeping the polls. There were doubts whether the gamble to go for early polls would pay off or not . In his case it did.
TRS thwarted off the challenge from the Congress – TDP- TJS- CPI alliance . The AIMIM extended its support to the government even though it does not need them as it has comfortable majority
Rao’s Telangana Rashtra Samiti steamrolled a feeble Opposition challenge to win the assembly elections by a landslide, riding pro-Telangana sentiments and the success of a raft of populist schemes launched by his government.
Rao, 64, who emerged as the mascot of Telangana pride when he led the massive movement that convulsed undivided Andhra Pradesh and ended with the creation of the youngest state of the country in 2014, powered his party winning 88 seats in the 119-member assembly.