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Six ministers inducted into Telangana cabinet

With this, the strength of the cabinet has risen to 18

By PTI in Hyderabad

  • Published 8.09.19, 6:33 PM
  • Updated 8.09.19, 6:33 PM
Two women members, including former minister Sabitha Indra Reddy, were also inducted.
Two women members, including former minister Sabitha Indra Reddy, were also inducted. The Telegraph

Telangana chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday expanded his 12-member cabinet by inducting six ministers, including his son K. T. Rama Rao and nephew T. Harish Rao.

Two women members, including former minister Sabitha Indra Reddy, also made it to the Council of Ministers.

Rao's son K. T. Rama Rao and his nephew and senior TRS MLA T. Harish Rao had served as ministers in the first TRS-led government in the state between 2014 and 2018, while Sabitha Indra Reddy was home minister in the previous Congress government before Andhra Pradesh's bifurcation into two separate states.

On February 19, Rao had expanded his two-member cabinet after he rode to a thumping victory in the 2018 state assembly elections by inducting 10 ministers.

Three new faces – MLA from Karimnagar Gangula Kamalakar, P Ajay Kumar from Khammam, and MLC from Warangal Satyavathi Rathod –found  berth in the Council of Ministers.

The new ministers were administered the oath of office and secrecy by Telangana's newly-appointed governor Tamilisai Soundararajan at the Raj Bhavan in the presence of the chief minister.

With the current expansion of the ministry, the strength of the cabinet has risen to 18. Rao's first Cabinet did not have a woman minister.

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