Will Kishan Reddy Become Central Minister?

Sat May 25 2019 09:40:10 GMT+0530 (IST)

The next big guessing game in the Telangana BJP is about who would be the minister from the State in the Narendra Modi government. The party, which wreaked a sweat revenge on the drugging it received from the TRS in the assembly election, has won four MP seats. Three of them – Bandi Sanjay and Arvind Dharmapuri – are first timers in legislative politics. Soyam Bapurao, the MP from Adilabad is a former MLA and is a tribal. But, as a three-time MLA, former state unit president and former national president of the BJYM, Kishan Reddy is quite senior. What more? He is a close friend of Narendra Modi. Both spent time together during the Youth Parliament in the US.  So, will it be Kishan Reddy this time?

In the 2014 elections, Bandaru Dattatreya was the only winner from the BJP. He was a central minister for some time. But, he was later removed. Ever since, Telangana went unrepresented in the Union Government. So, this time around, the BJP may consider minister posts for Telangana. In all probability, Kishan Reddy could become the minister this time.