"Honourable Chief Minister Sri K Chandrashekhar Rao decided to expand the State Cabinet on 19th February 2019. The Chief Minister after meeting the Governor Sri E S L Narasimhan on Friday afternoon at Raj Bhavan conveyed his decision to expand the Cabinet," it said.
February 19 being "Magha Shuddha Pournami" an auspicious day as per the Telugu calendar, the Chief Minister decided to expand the cabinet and have the swearing in ceremony at 11.30 in the morning on that day.
Necessary instructions have been issued to officials concerned to make arrangements for the swearing-in ceremony of new Ministers, the note said.
Opposition parties in the State attacked KCR over the delay in forming a "full cabinet".
Telangana can have a maximum of 17 ministers as per the constitutional cap of 15 per cent of the assembly strength of 119 members.
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