Leader of the House

The effective management of the Proceedings of the House can be ensured by active participation of the Leader of House, throughout the proceedings. The Leader of the House, who may be the Chief Minister of the State, is a man of influence with great following both in the House and outside. He is the leader of the majority party. His presence in the House is an added strength that ensures smooth functioning of the House.

The Leader of the House frequently conducts meetings with leaders of various political parties in the House, to discuss with them the proposals and measures that the government is planning. During these meetings, he may request the members to offer suggestions so that he can give a final shape to the proposals of planned initiatives, before they are introduced in the House. Such a step on the part of the Leader of the House generates a good will among political parties and their leaders.

The Leader of the House exercises direct influence on the course of the business of the House. His role in arranging government business is vital. It is the Leader of the House who outlines the official programme that has to be transacted during the meetings of the House. The Leader of the House, who is also a Member of the Business Advisory Committee, places its report on the Table of the House and shapes the course and content of legislation. He maintains liaison with other political parties in the House, particularly in case of urgency and intervenes in discussion, responds to the demands of the members of opposition parties and groups, and also controls unusual behavior of members and extends help to the Chair in taking decisions.

 

Sri Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao - Leader of the House

Sri Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao, a four-time member of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly (1985-2003) from Siddipet Constituency of Medak District, served as Minister and Deputy Speaker. He was elected to the Lok Sabha from Karimnagar in 2004 and from Mahbubnagar in 2009. He was Union Minister for Labour and Employment from 2004 to 2006.

Relinquished the post of Deputy Speaker of Andhra Pradesh in 2001 and floated Telangana Rashtra Samithi to fight for the creation of separate State of Telangana. Known for his oratory skills with a mixture of Telugu and Urdu words, he galvanised people's support by highlighting the injustices meted out to the region in the undivided State of Andhra Pradesh was formed in 1956.  His tenacity, perseverance and sense of timing have earned the admiration of his critics also.

In the General Elections, Sri K. Chandrashekar Rao led the party to power and became the first Chief Minister of Telangana State on 2nd June, 2014.

Born in 1954 in Chintamadaka Village of Medak District and did M.A. (Literature) from Osmania University, married Smt. Shobha and blessed with one son and one daughter.