Hyderabad sources reported that the expansion of cabinet of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) is likely to take place after Sankranthi in mid-January. KCR took over as the Chief Minister for the second straight term on December 13 and Md Mehmood Ali was the only minister to take oath along with him and Md Mehmood Ali has been given charge of the Home Department.
Meanwhile TRS sources indicated Monday that the cabinet expansion may take place after the Sankranti festival (on January 15). Furthermore KCR had told reporters that senior officials are working on proposals to merge certain departments which should be handled by a single minister. He said "Agriculture Department is with one minister. Marketing minister is separate and civil Supplies (minister) are someone else. All these things should be together".
Moreover KCR had also said the new Assembly has come into existence with the Election Commission having completed the necessary formalities for the purpose. Reportedly those elected as MLAs have already become MLAs (though they have not taken oath as MLAs). Further TRS returned to power with a massive majority of 88 seats in the 119 member House in the December seven Assembly election