The recent reshuffle in the Telangana state cabinet paved way to several rumours about the TRS chief and Telangana CM KCR giving prominence to his son KTR by sidelining his nephew Harish Rao. KCR stripping Harish Rao of his Mining and Geology portfolio and gifting it to his prince-in-waiting KTR apart from additional portfolios sparked of debates on son-rise in TRS.
Quickly refuting the rumours in a press conference at TRS Bhavan, TRS MP and KCR’a daughter Kalvakuntla Kavitha said that there is no such hierarchy in the party and that KCR is not favoring anybody and also ruled out sidelining Harish Rao. Stating that KCR will be Telangana’s CM for the next 20 years, Kavitha termed Harish and KTR as the ‘two eyes of the TRS party’.
When asked if who of the two, Harish or KTR, is number 2 and 3 in the state cabinet, Kavitha said there is no such situation existing in the party and that it is like asking whether it was the head or the heart that is more necessary for the body.
“They both have a role to play. The changes in the portfolios is to ensure administrative efficiency and better service to the people,” the Nizamabad MP said.