Hyderabad: Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will expand his cabinet on Sunday. He decided to undertake the exercise (at 4 pm) on Sunday, which is an auspicious day of 'Dasami', an official release said here Saturday night.
Rao has informed Governor-designate Tamilisai Soundararajan about the Cabinet expansion, it said. Soundararajan will take over as the new Governor of Telangana on Sunday in place of ESL Narasimhan (who stepped down) on Saturday. In addition to Rao, the Cabinet comprises of 11 members at present.
The release said the cabinet would meet on Sunday evening to approve the budget. There has been speculation and demands from some MLAs that Rao's son KT Rama Rao, who is working president of the ruling TRS, be taken into the council of ministers.
Another notable absentee in the present cabinet is the chief minister's nephew and senior TRS MLA T Harish Rao, who had handled irrigation earlier. His exclusion from the Cabinet after TRS came to power for the second time in December last year with a thumping majority came as a surprise to some.
Updated Date: Sep 08, 2019 18:31:31 IST