Reddy wants case against KCR for no woman in cabinet

Hyderabad: BJP leader G. Kishan Reddy on Wednesday demanded SHE Teams of Hyderabad Police to book Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao for not giving representation to women in his cabinet.

Kishan Reddy said the Chief Minister should be charged with discriminating against women.

SHE Teams is a unit of Hyderabad Police formed for women's safety and it is aimed at curbing their harassment.

Kishan Reddy, a former legislator and former President of BJP's Telangana unit, told reporters that Chandrashekhar Rao insulted women, who constitute 50 percent of the state's population, by not providing them representation in the cabinet.

There was no woman among the 10 ministers inducted by KCR, as Rao is popularly known, in his cabinet on Tuesday.

The BJP leader pointed out that the previous cabinet of KCR too had no woman.

"For five years, there was no representation for women. This is happening nowhere in the world. Even Islamic countries have women Ministers," said Kishan Reddy

He also slammed KCR for not giving representation to tribals in the cabinet and also for keeping all key portfolios with him. 

"He expanded cabinet after 66 days but did not find any Minister capable of holding portfolios like finance, revenue, irrigation and industry. What was the need for expansion?" he asked.