Former Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was on Saturday elected as the leader of the BRS Legislature Party in the new Assembly.
The election was announced at a meeting of the newly-elected BRS MLAs here.
"The BRS Legislative Party, which met at Telangana Bhavan ahead of the ... Assembly session, unanimously elected former Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao as the leader of the BRSLP," the BRS said on 'X.'
Former Assembly Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy proposed Rao's name, which was supported by former ministers T Srinivas Yadav and Kadiyam Srihari, it said.
The meeting was chaired by BRS Parliamentary Party leader K Keshava Rao.
The BRS won 39 out of the total 119 seats in the recent Assembly election. The Congress bagged 64 seats, while the BJP, AIMIM and CPI secured eight, seven and one respectively.
Meanwhile, BRS working president K T Rama Rao, son of KCR, said he could not attend the BRS Legislature meeting on Saturday and the swearing in at the Legislative Assembly because of his father’s medical condition.
"Have sought another date from the Assembly Secretary for taking the oath along with 4-5 other MLAs who have also not been able to attend today," Rama Rao said on 'X'.
Chandrasekhar Rao, popularly known as KCR, on Friday successfully underwent an operation for left Total Hip Replacement at a private super-specialty hospital here following a fracture due to a fall at his residence.
The usual course of his recovery is expected to be six to eight weeks, according to the hospital where he was being treated.
Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.