Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has undertaken the exercise of finalising the selection of MLAs and chairpersons of various public undertakings and the appointments will be made after the December 11 Cabinet meeting, possibly on December 15 or 16.
According to TRS circles, Nizamabad (Rural) MLA Bajireddy Govardhan is likely to be appointed TSRTC chairman. The TRS government had appointed Somarapu Satyanarayana as TSRTC chairman when he was an MLA, but he recently joined the BJP.
Former Deputy Speaker and Medak MLA Padma Devender Reddy is likely to get a nominated post. Her name is being considered for chairperson of the Irrigation Corporation. Senior MLAs and those who were not accommodated in the cabinet will be given preference in appointments to nominated posts. The state government issued an ordinance three days ago exempting chairpersons' posts in some public sector corporations from being considered an office of profit.
This cleared the way to the appointment of MLAs or MLCs as chairpersons of these corporations. About 15 to 20 MLAs and MLCs are likely to get these posts. Some party leaders who are close to Mr Rao will also get these posts. The CM plans to visit Delhi after the cabinet meeting to discuss with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and important Union Ministers pending issues with regard to the state, particularly giving more funds to the state government....