In February, when KCR has given 12 members the ministry, there is a mixed reaction all over the state. As per the number of assembly seats in the state, it requires 18 ministers in the cabinet and yet there are 6 members to fill the gap. KCR failed to induct 2 females in the cabinet as he promised in assembly, and now there are chances to fulfil his promise.
Along with them, we hear from the TRS sources that KCR's son KTR will be inducted into the council of ministers. They said there is a need for KTR to be in the cabinet. MLAs and Ministers of TRS should get into contact with KTR first if they want to meet KCR and without KTR, there would be an inevitable gap.
As expected, TRS sources remained calm on Harish Rao’s inclusion and this popular leader has a very few chances to get into the cabinet. On the other side, many MLAs are demanding KTR’s presence in the cabinet immediately. Along with KTR, recently elected MLC Gutta Sukender Reddy is likely to get minister post too. Gutta is KCR's old friend and he was promised a minister post when he shifted his loyalties from Congress to TRS.
Coming to the two women MLA who may get a place in the cabinet, from Warangal Satyavati Rathode and Maheshwaram MLA Sabita Indra Reddy are in the front race. Padma Devender Reddy, the ex-deputy speaker is waiting for the nod on the other side. Also, we hear that KCR is unhappy with health minister Etela Rajender. The minister is facing the blame of leaking confidential matter to the revenue officers amidst the introduction of a new revenue bill.
Considering all this, Etela can be stripped off from the minister post as he failed to handle the 'Arogya Sri' matters and another BC MLA would replace in his place. Some reports suggest that only KTR and Gutta will be inducted in this expansion and the remaining will have to wait for another three months.