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T Harish Rao

T Harish Rao is the Minister for Irrigation in the Telangana Government. He is a politician belonging to the Telangana Rashtra Samithi and a MLA representing Siddipet constituency in Medak district.

Harish Rao is a leader of TRS Legislative Party, honorary president of Telangana Mazdoor Union, politburo member of TRS party.

Personal life

Harish Rao is the nephew of TRS party founder and Telangana Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao.


He was elected to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly in 2004 from the Siddipet Assembly constituency.

Positions held

  • 2009 - MLA representing Siddepet Constituency in the 2009 General Elections
  • 2008 - MLA representing Siddepet Constituency in the by-elections
  • 2004 - MLA representing Siddepet Constituency in the 2004 General Elections

2014 Elections

Harish Rao is the TRS candidate for the Siddipet Assembly elections. His name is confirmed in the first list of candidates released by the party for the 2014 elections.

TRS MLA T Harish Rao warned Pawan Kalyan not to make baseless allegations against TRS party. Harish Rao condemned Jana Sena chief’s remarks that he has business dealings with former PCC chief Botcha Satyanarayana. Harish Rao threatened a defamation suit against Pawan Kalyan if he doesn’t show proofs for his allegations. Apr 26, 2014


Harish Rao warned the Center of severe consequences if it doesn’t allow the formation of Telangana state. He said the TRS party is also ready to discuss the water sharing issue with Andhra. Jan 22, 2013

Harish Rao says that the people of Telangana are rejecting the demand for merger of TRS with Congress party. Mar 2, 2014

Harish Rao participated in an event organized by RTC Telangana Mazdoor Union to celebrate Women’s Day. He said that APSRTC employees will have bright future in Telangana state. Mar 7, 2014

Harish Rao criticized TDP that the party could not come to power even in 2090. He was referring to TDP’s claims of coming to power in the 2019 elections. Harish Rao welcomed former Congress MLA from Gajwel Narsa Reddy into the party. May 19, 2014

October 2, 2017: Heavy rains cause chaos in Hyderabad