TDP leader confirms two ministerial berths, other allies to join govt too

10:10 AM Jun 09, 2024 | PTI |

Telugu Desam Party leader Ram Mohan Naidu will be sworn in as a Cabinet minister and another party MP Chandra Sekhar Pemmasani as a minister of state in the Modi 3.0 government, a party leader confirmed.


TDP leader and industrialist Jayadev Galla posted congratulatory messages to the two leaders amid indications that other allies such as Ram Nath Thakur and Lalan Singh of the JD(U), Chirag Paswan of the LJP (R), Jitan Ram Manjhi of HAM(S), Jayant Chaudhary of the RLD are being considered as ministers.

An aide of Manjhi claimed that he has been informed that he will be inducted in the government.

Sources disclosed that while BJP is likely to retain key portfolios such as home, defence, finance, and external affairs, its prominent leaders—Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Piyush Goyal, and Jyotiraditya Scindia—are considered safe bets for Cabinet roles.

Despite the swirl of anticipations, there has been no official word from BJP regarding their ministerial candidates. Meanwhile, former chief ministers like Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Basavaraj Bommai, and Sarbananda Sonowal are also viewed as strong prospects, especially as BJP seeks to regain footing following unexpected losses in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.


Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi is slated to meet his ministerial choices later today ahead of the oath-taking ceremony in the evening.


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