and all across Telangana as the separate state became a reality at the stroke
of midnight on Monday—the “appointed day” when Telangana was supposed to come
into existence as the 29th state of India.
29th state of India. K Chandrasekhar Rao,
the leader of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, was sworn in as the
first Chief Minister of the newly formed state.
Pradesh and the city of Hyderabad.
President’s rule which was imposed in the state.
Karimnagar, Mahbubnagar, Medak, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Rangareddy and Warangal.
state in India Population: 3.52 Cr according to the 2011 census. Forty one
percent of the population of Andhra Pradesh state lives in Telangana
& industrialized district
mostly barren land
problem in the new state
in Rayalaseema) Coastal districts- Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Vijayawada,
Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam and
Kurnool, Ananthapur and Chittoor.
state in India Population: 5 Cr, according to the 2011 census
Naval base and a ship building yard
major cities like Vishakhapatnam,
Ongole and Kurnool.
Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao was on Monday sworn in as Chief Minister of
newly-carved out state of Telangana.
Eleven others were also sworn in as Cabinet Ministers by Governor E
S L Narasimhan, who administered them oath of office and secrecy at Raj
The Cabinet included Rao’s son K T Rama Rao and nephew T Harish Rao.
Nine other Cabinet Ministers are Mohammed Mahmood Ali, T Rajaiah, Nayani
Narasimha Reddy, Eatela Rajender, Pocharam Srinivasa Reddy, T Padma Rao, P
Mahender Reddy, Jogu Ramanna and G Jagadish Reddy.
Hindi- and Bengali-speaking areas — two states speaking the same language have
been created. Both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, the two successor
states to Andhra Pradesh, that come into existence on Monday, swear by Telugu.
continue in the residual Andhra Pradesh till TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu
takes charge as Chief Minister a week later.
President’s rule was imposed in Andhra Pradesh on March 1 after N Kiran Kumar
Reddy resigned as Chief Minister following Parliament’s nod for 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.