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KTR, Harish, Sabitha to be inducted in KCR’s cabinet

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TRS chief and Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao is all set to expand his cabinet by June-end.

According to insiders in TRS, KCR has decided to induct his son KT Rama Rao, nephew Harish Rao besides defected MLAs from Congress in his cabinet.

Recently 12 MLAs from Congress defected into TRS and sought merger of CLP with TRSLP in Assembly.

Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy immediately approved this. With this, these 12 Congress MLAs have become TRS MLAs officially.

Out of these 12 Congress MLAs, KCR has reportedly decided to induct Sabitha Indra Reddy and Vanama Venkateshwar Rao into his cabinet.

KCR is already facing the wrath for not taking a single woman minister into his cabinet in his first term from 2014 to 2018 and also in his current second term.

By inducting Sabitha, KCR wants to get rid of this criticism.

Besides, KCR’s cabinet also has no representation from erstwhile Khammam district.

Tummala Nageshwar Rao from Khammam district was a minister in KCR’s first cabinet. But he lost Assembly polls in December 2018.

With this, KCR has decided to take Vanama into his cabinet and give representation to Khammam district.

Interestingly, KCR has been accused of sidelining Harish Rao in his second term.

However, TRS sources said KCR deliberately kept both KTR and Harish out of cabinet as he wants to utilise their services for party activities to face various elections that were held after Assembly polls in December 2018 till recently.

TRS won panchayat elections, Lok Sabha elections and recent zilla parishad elections with a thumping majority.

With KTR and Harish finishing their task of ensuring victory for TRS in all the elections, KCR now wants to induct them into his cabinet and make his government stronger.

However, Harish is unlikely to get his previous irrigation minister portfolio as KCR is keen to hold this portfolio.

Harish is being considered for finance or education portfolio

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More than Jagan cabinet, Roja makes news

After a lot of suspense and guessing, YSR Congress party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy announced the composition of his council of ministers, providing equitable representation to all major communities of the state.

Naturally, his decision to appoint five deputy chief ministers representing minorities, SC, ST, BC and Kapu communities became a big national news.

The socially inclusive cabinet comprising 14 ministers from the SC, ST, BC and minority communities also hit the headlines.

But more than Jagan’s bold decision to appoint five deputy CMs from marginalised sections, what made interesting news for the media was conspicuous missing of one prominent name – actress-turned-politician R K Roja, representing Nagari assembly constituency in Chittoor district.

It was a big disappointment for her fans, as they were of supreme confidence that Roja would definitely make it to the cabinet berth.

She had been with Jagan right from the beginning and had been strongly fighting against the Telugu Desam Party government. She used to be in the forefront of any agitation taken up by Jagan in the last five years.

However, Jagan had his own reasons for denying cabinet berth to Roja. He has given a perfect representation to all regions: North Coastal Region (4), East and West Godavari (6), Krishna and Guntur (5), Prakasam and Nellore (4), Rayalaseema (6).

Since Roja is also from Reddy community and he had already chosen Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy from Chittoor, he might have though it not appropriate to give cabinet berth to her.

However, there was a ray of hope for her fans when there were reports from the party that Jagan had asked Roja to be available in Amaravati on Saturday.

It is learnt Roja might be offered chief whip post in the assembly with cabinet rank and she will have all the privileges of a minister.

Let us wait and see what is in store for her