Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao is likely to announce his cabinet by the end of this month, nearly three weeks after winning the assembly elections with a thumping majority. KCR, who heads the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), is a staunch believer in astrology and thus the announcement was kept at bay as there are only two auspicious days (28 December and 30 December) for the task, said senior TRS leaders.
KCR might not fill up all the 17 berths, said TRS leaders, who did not want to be quoted. The chief minister is likely to choose about 10 ministers now and might decide on the rest after the Lok Sabha elections next year, they said. KCR is likely to induct into his cabinet one of the three women MLAs of the party, unlike in 2014 when not a single woman was inducted.