CM K Chandrasekhar Rao is likely to expand his cabinet before the Union budget on July 5, senior TRS leaders said on Wednesday.
Now that all the elections are over in Telangana, including Lok Sabha elections and local body elections, Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is all set to expand his cabinet soon.
KCR, who took oath as the chief minister for a second successive term on December 13 along with Mohammad Mahmud Ali, expanded his cabinet February 19 after a gap of more than two months.
And he inducted only 10 more ministers, taking the total number of ministers in the cabinet to 12, along with him.
He said there would be another expansion after the Lok Sabha elections, most probably in June. Now, the talk of cabinet expansion has picked up again in the party.
According to party sources, KCR will expand the cabinet with another six ministers, including a woman minister.
It is learnt at least two MLAs, who defected from the Congress into the TRS in the last six months would be given cabinet berths.
In all probability, defected Congress MLA Sabita Indra Reddy is going to get the berth in the cabinet. Similarly, senior MLA Vanama Venkateshwar Rao from Khammam would also be inducted into the cabinet.
The interesting point is whether the TRS president will take back his son K T Rama Rao and nephew T Harish Rao into the cabinet. Sources said the possibility of both son and nephew returning to the cabinet cannot be ruled out.
Similarly, former deputy chief minister and MLC Kadiyam Srihari will find a place in the cabinet. The remaining posts will go to new comers, sources said.