Contrary to the earlier speculations that Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao would hand over the party reins to his son K T Rama Rao and remain the honorary president of the party, the party on Friday re-elected him as the president of the TRS once again.
KCR was re-elected unanimously as the TRS president at the party's annual plenary that began at Kompally on the outskirts of Hyderabad in the morning.
TRS electoral returning officer Nayini Narasimha Reddy, who is also the Home Minister, announced KCR's election for the eighth consecutive time, minutes before the beginning of the plenary.
His announcement was greeted with drum beats and distribution of sweets by the party leaders.
Narasimha Reddy said KCR's was the only nomination received for the party chief's post. Party leaders filed 12 sets of nomination papers all on behalf of Rao.
Now, his son KTR has to wait for at least another two years, if he wants to take over the party. Apparently, KCR himself told his son not to be in a hurry to get into the top slot but asked him to gain grip over the party.
May be, KTR will lead the party from the front in the 2019 elections.