“India gets a new state! We welcome Telangana as our 29th state. Telangana will add strength to our development journey in the coming years,” he tweeted

“Congrats to K Chandrasekhar Rao Garu on taking oath as Telangana's 1st CM. My best wishes to people for the state's development journey,” he added.

Assuring the Centre’s full support to the new state of Telangana, Modi further said, “Centre assures complete support to the people & Government of Telangana in taking the state to newer heights of progress.”

Paying respect to the efforts which went in the creation of the state Modi said, “Telangana's birth comes after years of struggle and sacrifices by several people. We pay our respects to them today.”

K Chandrasekhar Rao earlier in the day took oath as the first Chief Minister of newly created Telangana, the 29th state of India.
Governor ESL Narasimhan administered the oath of office and secrecy to Rao and 11 other Cabinet members at a ceremony held at the Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad this morning.

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

No central leaders were present during the swearing-in ceremony.

Narasimhan, who will be the common Governor of Telangana and residuary Andhra Pradesh, was administered oath as the first Governor of India’s 29th state by Andhra Pradesh High Court Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta on Monday.

President's Rule imposed in united Andhra Pradesh was revoked partially on Sunday to facilitate the swearing-in of the new government. However, the central rule will 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 the Parliament's nod for bifurcation of the state to create separate Telangana.

Hyderabad will be the joint capital of Telangana and residuary Andhra Pradesh.
The TRS 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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