KCR shocks all; keeps finance and key portfolios

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has held major portfolios like finance, revenue, commercial taxes, irrigation, power, IT and industries, and will present the vote-on-account Budget for 2019-20 on February 22. Mr Rao will also retain all ministries not given to other ministers.

He astounded former finance minister Etala Rajender by assigning him medical and health portfolio. Mr Rajendar was assuming to retain the finance portfolio. The major legislative affairs portfolio has been given to first-time minister Vemula Prashant Reddy. Minister A. Indrakaran Reddy was granted endowments, law and forest departments. In the former Cabinet he was assigned endowments and law and now he is given the forest department too. Minister G. Jagadish Reddy was granted education department and in the previous cabinet, he was designated power department.

Minister Talasani Srinivasa Yadav was assigned animal husbandry, the same he had been given in the previous Cabinet. The first-time ministers were allotted important portfolios.

Minister V. Srinivasa Goud got excise, Mr Errabelli Dayakar Rao got panchayat raj and rural development, Mr Singireddy Niranjan Reddy got agriculture, marketing and cooperation, Mr Vemula Prashant Reddy got legislative affairs, transport, roads & buildings and housing, Mr Koppula Eswar was allotted all welfare departments and Mr Ch. Malla Reddy was presented labour and employment.

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