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KCR to expand cabinet on February 19

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Ending over two months of speculation, Chief K has decided to expand his two-member cabinet on February 19, said an official note form his office Friday.

After his party's spectacular victory in the December 7 assembly elections, took over as Chief for a second term on December 13.

was the only to take oath of office along with him.

"Sri K Chandrashekhar decided to expand the on 19th February 2019. The after meeting the 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 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".

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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First Published: Fri, February 15 2019. 15:25 IST