HYDERABAD: TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao would be sworn in as the Chief Minister of the State for a second term at a ceremony at Raj Bhavan on Thursday at 1.33 pm. Rao was unanimously elected leader of the TRS Legislature Party on Wednesday by the newly-elected MLAs. In all likelihood, Rao may alone take the oath or with two other colleagues and the ministry can be expanded later. Rao preferred ‘Dhanista’ star on Thursday for taking oath.
Born in Aslesha birth star, Dhanista is Rao’s “Sadhana Tara”, that is why he preferred Thursday, party sources said adding the muhurtam is also good.
Meanwhile, Rao on Wednesday sent his resignation for the post of CM, paving way for the formation of the new Assembly and the new government. The Governor accepted the resignations by the Council of Ministers.
Speaking to reporters later, Rao dropped enough hints about the composition of the new State Cabinet. “I will hold Information and Public Relations Department with me,” Rao declared, while announcing several sops like house sites and others to scribes.
Ruling out the possibility of inducting four former ministers, who were defeated in the elections, in the new Cabinet, Rao said that all the sections (read castes) would be given due importance in the Cabinet. But, did not give any specific answer about representation of women in the Cabinet. But sources said that former Deputy Speaker M Padma Devender Reddy was not interested in getting elevated as Speaker.
Rao said the full Cabinet (18 ministers) would be formed in the next five to six days.