Hyderabad: CM of Telangana, Mr. KCR has started the exercise to reshuffle the cabinet. It is presumed that he wants to drop five ministers and to fill their vacancies by inducting five new faces. There has been no reshuffle during the past two year except that Mr. K. Sri Hari was inducted in to the cabinet after dropping Mr. M. Rajaiah.
It is a difficult task for the CM to drop Ministers and also to induct new ministers. The ministers who are likely to be dropped would be assigned party responsibilities. They may also be appointed as advisors to CM. There is no possibility of inducting any lady member in the cabinet. The recent defections of MLAs from Congress and TDP have increased CM’s difficulties. The defected MLAs are anxious to get cabinet berths. Former Congress MP of Nalgonda, Mr. Sukhender Reddy had apprised the CM that he wants a cabinet berth and only on that condition he joined TRS. There is also no possibility of inducting any Muslim minister. CM is not consulting anyone in this regard. Only once or twice he talked to Dr. Keshav Rao, MP and General Secretary of TRS.
It is presumed that the list to fill up the posts of corporations has also been prepared wherein senior TRS leaders would be accommodated since after the induction of defected MLAs, old party works are worried. On the other hand CM does not want to displease his old party workers. The reason for delay in reshuffling the cabinet was by-elections. Now that by-elections are over, CM wants to concentrate on reshuffling the cabinet. The reshuffle is likely to take place within 15-30 days. It is a difficult task for the CM to maintain balance of these sub-castes in the category. Since there is no one in the party to dares questioning him, there won’t be any problem for Mr. KCR.