Many former ministers and aspiring MLAs almost raised a banner of revolt against CM KCR’s recent Cabinet Expansion. They were promised but not eventually given ministerial berths. Former Home Minister Nayini Narasimha Reddy openly expressed his strong feelings against the KCR double speak. Serilingampally MLA Arikepudi Gandhi has also taken objection to the manner of Cabinet Expansion.
TRS Working President KT Rama Rao began damage control by personally calling up the dissatisfied leaders and promising better opportunities to them in the coming days. Most leaders responded positively except Nayini Narasimha Reddy, Jogu Ramanna and MLA Mynampally Hanumantha Rao.
MLA Arikepudi Gandhi expressed displeasure over his junior Puvvada Ajay Kumar being given ministry in the Kamma caste quota. He however relented after KTR gave his personal assurance. Former deputy chief minister T Rajaiah has also given similar response. Speculation is rife whether KTR will be able to convince the rebels before the BJP takes advantage.