A fortnight wait for Naidu, KCR to be sworn in
Hyderabad: A Fortnight Wait for Naidu, KCR to be Sworn in, two Chief Minister designates will have to wait for nearly 15 days before assuming office. TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao and TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu who are set to become the chief ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are now facing a peculiar situation.
Hyderabad: For the first time two Chief Minister designates will have to wait for nearly 15 days before assuming office. TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao and TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu who are set to become the chief ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are now facing a peculiar situation. Since the state will not be divided till June 2, they cannot take oath as Chief Minister, form cabinet or convene the assembly session. Both have a major responsibility to prepare the first budgets for the respective states amidst many uncertainties. They have made several promises but do not yet know what would be the devolution of funds from the centre and implementing them would be a major burden for them. Both of them had announced loan waiver schemes which is going to pose a major problem for them. In addition, the power shortage and need to buy from outside could also put heavy burden on the respective governments.
In view of this, both Naidu and Rao want to use the 15 days time available for them before to work out strategies so that the government can take off without any delay. They are also in the process of cabinet formation and ensure proper regional and social representation. Naidu is also making an exercise to identify the two deputy chief ministers one from the BC community and the other from Kapu community, a promise he had made towards last leg of his campaign. Naidu wants that his first cabinet in the residual state should consist of a proper blend of youngsters as well.
TDP sources indicate that apart from zeroing in on the names of his party MLAs those are to be taken into his Cabinet, the TDP chief is also understood to have started the exercise of where the new capital of residuary State of AP should be located. Pressure is being mounted on Naidu to locate the new capital on Vijayawada-Guntur Stretch, by leaders for the coastal Andhra. However, the leaders from Rayalaseema want that the capital should be in that region. Their first choice is Tirupati. On the other hand, the TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao too is learnt to have started the task of deciding his priorities for the new State. As Rao has to meet the expectations of the people of his region while delivering the goods, he is understood to have taken every care while composing his new Cabinet.