Hyderabad, Feb 19: More than two months after he took oath as Telangana Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) on Tuesday expanded his Cabinet with the induction ten ministers.
From this aspect, Governor E S L Narasimhan administered the oath at a ceremony at Raj Bhavan.
We all knew that, In the December assembly elections, after the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) swept to power for a second consecutive term, only Mahmood Ali was sworn in as Cabinet minister alongside KCR. He was allotted the Home portfolio.
It is unclear what held back KCR from expanding his Cabinet despite his party returning to power with a thumping majority of 88 of 119 seats. So far, KCR has been running the show alone. With no Cabinet to hold meetings, KCR was clearing files related to all departments.
The others who took oath today were Koppula Eashwar, T Srinivasa Yadav, Prashant Reddy, G Jagdish Reddy, Errabelli Dyakar Rao, Indrakaran Reddy and Srinivasa Goud.
KCR's son, K T Rama Rao, and his nephew, T Harish Rao, were not included in the list today, raising eyebrows.
The unprecedented delay in forming a full-fledged Cabinet attracted sharp criticism from the Opposition.