4 out 6 new Telangana Ministers are from TDP


The new Ministers in the first expansion by Chief Minister KCR were sworn in by Governor ESL Narasimhan at Raj Bhavan on Tuesday. As expected, Jupally Krishna Rao, Ajmeera Chandulal, Dr Charlakola Lakshma Reddy, Allolla Indrakaran Reddy, Thummala Nageswara Rao and Talasani Srinivas Yadav were inducted.

The portfolios of new Ministers are yet to be announced. With the new addition, the KCR Cabinet has a total of 18 Ministers including the CM, which is the maximum limit. Interestingly, 4 out of the 6 new Ministers inducted originally belonged to TDP. They are Thummala, Talasani, Indrakaran and Chandulal.

The new ministers at the swearing in ceremony.

The new ministers at the swearing in ceremony.

New Minsters:

Jupally Krishna Rao

Jupally Krishna Rao

1. Jupally Krishna Rao, Mahbubnagar

Earlier a Minister in Congress government, Jupally was elected in 2014 elections from Kollapur.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ajmeera Chandulal

Ajmeera Chandulal

2. Ajmeera Chandulal, Warangal

TRS MLA from Mulug. Was earlier a Minister in Telugu Desam government.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlakola Lakshma Reddy

Charlakola Lakshma Reddy

3. Ch Lakshma Reddy, Mahbubnagar

A BHMS in education, Lakshma Reddy was elected from Jadcherla.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Indrakaran Reddy

A Indrakaran Reddy

4. A Indrakaran Reddy, Adilabad

Elected as MLA from Nirmal. Earlier, was an MP  from TDP, later elected as MP again from Congress Party. Joined TRS before recent Assembly elections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thummala Nageswara Rao

Thummala Nageswara Rao

5. Thummala Nageswara Rao, Khammam

Was a Minister in Chandrababu Naidu government in the past. Known to be close to the TDP chief. Differences developed after Chandrababu started giving more importance to Nama Nageswara Rao from the same district. In the last Assembly election, Tummala lost Khammam seat to Congress candidate Puvvada Ajay Kumar by a margin of little over 6,000 votes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talasani Srinivas Yadav

Talasani Srinivas Yadav

6. Talasani Srinivas Yadav, Hyderabad

Was earlier Minister in Chandrababu Naidu cabinet and long-time member and MLA of Telugu Desam Party. Elected as MLA from Sanath Nagar in 2014 elections on TDP ticket.