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President's rule revoked in Telangana

Monday, 2 June 2014 - 8:38am IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI

President's Rule imposed in united Andhra Pradesh was partially revoked ​on Monday to facilitate the swearing in of a government in the newly-created Telangana headed by Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS)​ chief K Chandrasekhara Rao.

However, the central rule will continue in the residual Andhra Pradesh till Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu takes charge as chief minister a week later.

A notification has been issued early on Monday revoking President's Rule in Telangana to facilitate Rao in taking charge as the first chief minister of the country's 29th state, a Home Ministry official said.

President's rule was imposed in Andhra Pradesh on March 1 after N Kiran Kumar Reddy resigned as chief minister following the Parliament's nod for the bifurcation of the state to create separate Telangana.

Rao's party Telangana Rashtra Samiti won 63 of the 119 assembly seats in Telangana in the recent elections while Naidu's Telugu Desam Party, along with ally BJP, bagged 106 of the 175 assembly seats in Seemandhra. 

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