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13/12/2018 2:29 PM IST | Updated 13/12/2018 2:29 PM IST

KCR Takes Oath As Telangana CM For Second Straight Term

Along with K Chandrashekar Rao, Mohammed Mehmood Ali, who was deputy chief minister in the previous TRS government, took oath as a minister.

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A file photo of K Chandrashekar Rao.

HYDERABAD — TRS president K Chandrashekar Rao, who led his party to a massive victory in the 7 December assembly elections, was sworn-in Thursday as the chief minister of Telangana for a second straight term.

KCR, as Rao is popularly known, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor ESL Narasimhan at a simple ceremony on the lawns of Raj Bhavan.

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Along with Rao, party MLC Mohammed Mehmood Ali, who was deputy chief minister in the previous TRS government, took oath as a minister.

Rao was unanimously elected leader of the TRS Legislature Party by the newly-elected MLAs Wednesday.

In the 7 December elections, the TRS won 88 seats in the 119-member assembly, trouncing the Congress-led 'Praja Kutami', which ended up with a tally of 21.

The BJP won just one seat in the state.