The long-delayed cabinet expansion of TRS is likely to happen at an auspicious muhurat 11.30 am (Maga Suddha Paurnami - Full Moon Day) on February 19th.
As per CMO, KCR had a meeting with Governor ESL Narasimhan at Raj Bhavan on Friday for the sake of cabinet expansion. Subsequently, Administrative Department was directed to make necessary arrangements for the swearing-in ceremony of new Ministers.
Telangana Assembly Session is going to begin on February 22nd. KCR decided to have a first cabinet expansion by then to rule out any scope for embarrassment. At least 8 to 10 MLAs will be inducted into the cabinet in the next week. Caste/Community Equations and Gender were taken into consideration while choosing cabinet colleagues. Many new faces could be elevated as Ministers in this term.
Second Phase Cabinet Expansion might happen after Lok Sabha Polls. KTR could succeed his Father as the Chief Minister of Telangana within the next four months.