If rumours doing the rounds in Telangana's political circles are to be believed, the state's Cabinet may soon see major reshuffling as Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is reportedly keen to make some key changes to the existing Cabinet.
The speculated reshuffle will likely happen in May, after the conclusion of the April 17 Nagarjuna Sagar by-election, and will see "non-performing" ministers getting replaced by newer faces. The older ministers will most probably be asked to take up party-related works or to look after their constituencies.
KCR is allegedly unhappy with some ministers, and is actively looking to replace them with more engaged leaders to improve the overall governance of the state.
Sources suggest that the MLAs being considered for ministerial positions include Balka Suman, Palla Rajeshwar Reddy, Vinay Bhaskar, and also the newly elected MLC
of the Hyderabad-Mahabubanagar-Rangareddy graduates' constituency, Surabhi Vani Devi, the daughter of former Prime Minister P V Narasihma Rao.
While many may be wondering why the new MLC is already being considered for a ministerial role, this may be so since the TRS government is holding the birth centenary celebrations of the former PM in a grand manner, and, therefore, may include Vani Devi in the Cabinet as a kind of homage to PVNR. She herself is an experienced and successful educationist, and has proven herself to be a suave leader who won her debut election with quite a considerable majority.
The pink party has a lot on its plate right now. Apart from the upcoming by-election, the party is gearing up to celebrate its foundation day on April 27, and to hold the party plenary which could not be held last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The CM will also soon inaugurate the famous Sri Lakshmi Narasimha temple in the Yadadri-Bhuvanagiri district as the works for the massive temple redevelopment project
initiated by the TRS government are nearing completion. Sources suggest that after the conclusion of all these events, the CM will slowly begin the reshuffling of the Cabinet.