The Telangana Rashtra Samithi is an Indian regional party based in Telangana. it had been founded on 27 April 2001 by K. Chandrashekar Rao, with a single-point agenda of making a separate Telangana state with Hyderabad as its capital.It has been instrumental in carrying forth a sustained agitation for the granting of statehood to Telangana.
In the 2014 Telangana Assembly Election, the party won a majority of seats and formed the primary government of the state with K. Chandrashekar Rao as its chief minister. within the 2014 election the party won 11 seats, making it the eighth largest party in Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament.
After a landslide victory in 2018 Telangana legislature election, the party formed the govt within the state for the second time. within the 2019 Indian election , the partys tally has fallen to 9 seats within the Lok Sabha.As of September 2020, the party holds 7 seats in upper house of Rajya Sabha.
On 27 April 2001, K. Chandrashekar Rao (KCR), resigned as Deputy Speaker, Telugu Desam Party.He stood for the people of the Telangana region, who he opined were being categorically discriminated against within the undivided state of Andhra Pradesh . Consequently, Rao argued that only the creation of a separate state of Telangana would leave the alleviation of the peoples predicament.Accordingly, KCR founded the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Party at Jala Drushyam, Hyderabad in April 2001, with the target of achieving statehood for Telangana.The party initially won one-third of Mandal Parishad Territorial Constituencies (MPTC) and one-quarter of Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituencies (ZPTC) in Siddipet within sixty days of the formation of the party.