Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday expanded his cabinet with the induction of 10 new ministers. Governor E S L Narasimhan administered the oath of office and secrecy to the ministers at a ceremony held at Raj Bhavan.
Of the new ministers sworn in, five were in the previous cabinet while the rest are first-time ministers.
The ministers who took the oath are A Indrakaran Reddy, Eatala Rajender, Koppula Eshwar, T Srinivas Yadav, V Prashanth Reddy, S Niranjan Reddy, V Srinivas Goud, E Dayakar Rao, Malla Reddy and G Jagadishwar Reddy.
KCR, as Rao is popularly known, has not included his son K T Rama Rao and nephew T Harish Rao who were ministers in his previous cabinet. Rama Rao was appointed as Working President of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) following the party's landslide victory in the December 7 Assembly elections.
This was the first cabinet expansion by KCR, who took over as the Chief Minister for a second term on December 13.