Telangana Chief Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) President K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday appointed his son K.T. Rama Rao as the Working President of the party, soon after Rao’s party victory in recent state assembly elections.
Rao took the decision in the wake of his plans to concentrate on national politics.
Rama Rao, known as KTR, is the current Sircilla MLA and made his electoral debut by winning from Sircilla Assembly Constituency in 2009 and has been re-elected to the Assembly to retain the seat.
The chief minister has several tasks cut out, including expediting construction of irrigation projects and other important works in government, and hence the responsibility of party affairs has been entrusted with KTR.
A statement from the chief minister’s office said that KTR was the most trusted person in the party in accordance with KCR’s plan.
“Chief Minister KCR strongly believes and is confident that the working style, the commitment, the direction and leadership qualities of KTR will help in leading the TRS party efficiently and effectively by him in the days to come,” it said.