Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana
తెలంగాణ ఉప ముఖ్యమంత్రి
Telaṅgāṇa Upa Mukhyamantri
Mallu Bhatti Vikaramarka
since 7 December 2023 (2023-12-07)
NominatorChief Minister of Telangana
AppointerGovernor of Telangana
Inaugural holderM. Mohamood Ali
Formation2 June 2014; 9 years ago (2014-06-02)

The deputy chief minister of Telangana is the deputy to the chief minister of Telangana, who is head of the government of Telangana. The deputy chief minister is the second highest ranking member of the Telangana Council of Ministers.[1] A deputy chief minister also holds a cabinet portfolio in the state ministry. In the legislative assembly system of government, the chief minister is treated as the "first among equals" in the cabinet; the position of deputy chief minister is used to govern the state with the support of a single party member or to bring political stability and strength within a coalition government, or in times of state emergency, when a proper chain of command is necessary. On multiple occasions, proposals have arisen to make the post permanent, but without result. The same goes for the post of deputy prime minister at the national level.

The first deputy chief minister of Telangana was M. Mohamood Ali,[2] who was also Minister of Revenue, Relief & Rehabilitation, ULC, Stamps & Registration in Chandrashekar Rao's first ministry. The second deputy chief minister was T. Rajaiah,[3] who took on the role in addition to his health ministership in K. Chandrashekar Rao's government. On 25 January 2015, the chief minister K. Chandrashekar Rao dismissed Rajaiah in the wake of serious charges of corruption in his department and soon that day position of Rajaiah was replaced by Kadiyam Srihari[4] and he became the third deputy chief minister of the state.

The current Deputy CM is Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka. He assumed the office on 7th December 2023.


No. Portrait Name Elected Constituency Political Party[a] Term of office[5] Chief Minister Governor
1 M. Mahmood Ali Member of the State Legislative Council Bharat Rashtra Samithi 2 June 2014 12 December 2018 4 years, 193 days K. Chandrashekar Rao E. S. L. Narasimhan
2 T. Rajaiah Ghanpur (Station) 2 June 2014 25 January 2015 237 days
3 Kadiyam Srihari Member of the State Legislative Council 25 January 2015 12 December 2018 3 years, 321 days
Vacant (13 December 2018 - 6 December 2023)
4 Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka Madhira Indian National Congress 7 December 2023 Incumbent 117 days Anumula Revanth Reddy Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan


List of deputy chief ministers by length of term
No. Name Party Length of term
Longest continuous term Total years of premiership
1 M. Mohamood Ali TRS 4 years, 193 days 4 years, 193 days
2 T. Rajaiah TRS 237 days 237 days
3 Kadiyam Srihari TRS 3 years, 321 days 3 years, 321 days
4 Bhatti Vikramarka Mallu INC 117 days 117 days
VacantKadiyam SrihariT. RajaiahMahmood Ali (Indian politician)
List by party
Political parties by total time-span of their member holding Deputy CMO (2 April 2024)
No. Political party Number of Deputy chief ministers Total days of holding Deputy CMO
1 Bharat Rashtra Samithi 3 1654 days
Parties by total duration (in days) of holding Deputy Chief Minister's Office
Kadiyam SrihariT. RajaiahMahmood Ali (Indian politician)

See also


  1. ^ This column only names the deputy chief minister's party. The state government he heads with chief minister may be a complex coalition of several parties and independents; these are not listed here.


  1. ^ Rajendran, S. (13 July 2012). "Of Deputy Chief Ministers and the Constitution". The Hindu. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  2. ^ "KCR keeps his promise; Mehmood Ali becomes first Deputy CM of Telangana". Two Circles. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Rajaiah sacked". TheHindu. 25 January 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  4. ^ Kodiyam Srikari: As EDUCATION MINISTER & DEPUTY CM
  5. ^ The ordinal number of the term being served by the person specified in the row in the corresponding period