Former Telangana CM KCR hospitalized after dramatic fall, faces surgery
In a sensational development that has rocked Telangana’s political landscape, former Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, popularly known as KCR, was rushed to Yashoda Hospital in Hyderabad around 2 am today following a fall at his home. The incident, occurring in the aftermath of a significant electoral defeat, has stunned his supporters and political observers alike.
The Severity of KCR’s Injury and Medical Intervention
Upon his emergency admission, doctors at Yashoda Hospital conducted CT scans, revealing a left hip fracture for the 69-year-old political veteran. The hospital issued a bulletin confirming KCR’s stable condition but underscored the necessity for left hip replacement surgery. This unexpected health crisis for KCR comes at a tumultuous time, just days after his party’s defeat in the Telangana Assembly Elections.
Political Reactions and Wishes for Recovery
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his wishes for KCR’s speedy recovery, expressing distress over the injury. KCR, who served as the Chief Minister from 2014 to 2023, has been a prominent figure in Telangana’s political realm, making this incident a matter of national concern.
KCR’s Political Journey and Election Setback
KCR’s Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) faced a surprising defeat in the recent Assembly Elections, with Congress emerging victorious. Despite winning the Gajwel seat, KCR lost the Kamareddy seat to BJP’s Katipally Venkata Ramana Reddy. Congress’s Revanth Reddy was sworn in as the new Chief Minister, marking a significant shift in Telangana’s political dynamics.
The Impact of BRS’ Electoral Strategies
The election outcome highlighted issues in the BRS’ approach, particularly in the implementation of welfare schemes and the selection of candidates. Allegations of discrimination and corruption marred the party’s campaign, leading to a historic defeat since the birth of Telangana in 2014.