List of Chief Ministers of Telangana
|Chief Minister of Telangana|
|Residence||Chief Minister's Camp Office, Hyderabad|
|Appointer||Governor of Telangana|
|Term length||5 years,
no renewable limit
|Inaugural holder||K. Chandrashekar Rao|
|Formation||2 June 2014|
|Deputy||Mohammad Ali and Kadiyam Srihari|
The Chief Minister of Telangana is the chief executive of the south Indian state of Telangana. As per 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 Telangana 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 that he has the confidence of the assembly, the chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.
Telangana's first chief minister, K. Chandrashekar Rao of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, is also the current incumbent. He has held office since the day Telangana was carved out of Andhra Pradesh, 2 June 2014.
Chief Ministers of Telangana
|No||Name||Term of office||Party[a]||Days in office|
|1||Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao
MLA for Gajwel
|2 June 2014||Incumbent||Telangana Rashtra Samithi||1238|
Deputy Chief Ministers of Telangana
|No||Name||Term of office||Party||Days in office|
|1||Mohammed Mahmood Ali||2 June 2014||Incumbent||Telangana Rashtra Samithi||1238|
|2||T. Rajaiah||2 June 2014||25 January 2015||Telangana Rashtra Samithi||237|
|3||Kadiyam Srihari||25 January 2015||Incumbent||Telangana Rashtra Samithi||1001|
|This article is part of a series on|
|Government and Politics of Telangana|
|State of Telangana
- Chief Ministers of Hyderabad State (1950–56), which included districts of the present Telangana state
- List of Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh (Telangana was part of Andhra Pradesh 1956-2014)
- List of cabinet ministers of Telangana
Notes & References
- This column only names the chief minister's party. The state government he heads may be a complex coalition of several parties and independents; these are not listed here.
- Durga Das Basu. Introduction to the Constitution of India. 1960. 20th Edition, 2011 Reprint. pp. 241, 245. LexisNexis Butterworths Wadhwa Nagpur. 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.
- K. Srinivas Reddy. "KCR sworn in; heads cabinet of 11 ministers". The Hindu. 2 June 2014.