Telangana’s Ex-CM KCR Fractures Hip in Bathroom Slip -After breaking his hip bone in a bathroom tumble, former Telangana chief minister KCR claims it will take him six to eight weeks to heal.
Following a tumble in his Erravalli farmhouse yesterday night, former Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was brought to the hospital; ANI news agency reported that a fracture is likely.
The leader of Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) has been admitted to Hyderabad’s Yashoda Hospital.
The 69-year-old president of BRS had his condition assessed by medical professionals. KCR will need a left hip replacement, and the hospital said in an official statement that he would likely recover in six to eight weeks.
After tripping and falling in his home’s bathroom, K Chandrashekhar Rao Garu was taken to Yashoda Hospital. After examination, which included CT scans, it was discovered that he had an extracapsular neck of femur fracture in his left hip.
A multidisciplinary team consisting of general medicine, orthopaedics, anaesthesia, and pain management is continuously keeping an eye on him. In overall, he is doing well. Yashoda Hospital stated that it will occasionally provide an update on his health status.
In an X platform post, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished for KCR’s speedy recovery. “I’m sorry to hear that former Telangana chief minister Shri KCR Garu is hurt. I hope he heals quickly and stays healthy,” wrote PM Modi.
Meanwhile, KCR is receiving specialist care and has a minor injury, according to BRS party head Kavitha Kalvakuntla.
In the most recent Telangana Assembly elections, KCR’s BRS party lost to Congress.
Originating from the village of Chintamadaka in the Medak district, KCR began his political career as an ordinary Indian Youth Congress member. In 1983, N T Rama Rao, a famous actor, created the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), which Rao joined. Although he lost to the Congress candidate in Siddipet in his maiden try at running for office that year, he triumphed in 1985 and continued his winning run.
Five times, including two by-polls, Rao won the Lok Sabha seats in Mahbubnagar, Medak, and Karimnagar. Rao was the deputy speaker of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly before joining the NTR administration and then his son-in-law N Chandrababu Naidu’s administration.
He led an independent Telangana movement and left the TDP in 2001, claiming that Naidu was biassed against Telangana. He revived the statehood cause, which had lain dormant since the late 1960s, by founding the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). He joined forces with the Congress to contest the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, promising Telangana statehood. After winning five seats, Rao joined the Center’s cabinet as a minister, but he later broke with the party, claiming the Congress had not been sincere in forming Telangana. TRS formed an alliance with the TDP in the 2009 assembly elections, following the latter’s “unconditional support” vow for Telangana’s creation. In divided Andhra Pradesh, the Congress and TDP ruled with a vengeance, but Rao’s unwavering pursuit of Telangana paid off in the 2014 assembly elections, which resulted in the creation of the new state. As the TDP lost support from the public, TRS became the main political force in Telangana.
With the creation of Telangana in 2014 and the subsequent victories in the assembly elections in 2014 and 2018, KCR first rose to prominence. Nevertheless, his party had a sharp decline in representation, gaining just 39 seats as opposed to 88 in 2018. In 2023, BRS’s vote share was 37%.