Chandrasekhar Rao to be sworn in Telangana Chief Minister today

The swearing-in ceremony would be held at the Raj Bhavan at around 1.30 pm, official sources said Wednesday.

Published: 13th December 2018 12:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th December 2018 03:38 AM   |  A+A-

Chandrasekhar Rao

TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao (File | EPS)

By Express News Service

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.

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