The suspense over the portfolios of the Union Cabinet is over. TDP’s Ram Mohan Naidu has got Civil Aviation Portfolio, the same portfolio held by Ashok Gajapathi Raju between 2014 and 2018.

Dr Pemmasani Chandrasekhar is made the MoS of Rural Development and Communications.

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BJP’s Bhupathi Raju Srinivas Varma got MoS of Heavy Industries and Coal.

In Telangana, Kishan Reddy gets Cabinet Rank Portfolio of Coal and Mines. Bandi Sanjay was given MoS of Home Affairs.

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BJP had retained the Crucial Portfolios. Civil Aviation Ministry may help in the completion of Bhogapuram AirPort and improve air connectivity in AP with smaller airports.

Pemmasani can get MNREGA funds for AP provided he can keep the Senior Minister in Good Terms.

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Kishan Reddy got a very good portfolio among the five Telugu Central Ministers.

HD Kumaraswamy of JD(S) got the important portfolio of Heavy Industries and Steel. That means it is not entirely allies not having Bargaining Power.

It looks more like Chandrababu Naidu prioritising the interests of the state over these Portfolios. If HD Kumaraswamy with just 2 MPs could extract an important portfolio, Naidu with 16 MPs would have done even better.

But probably his priorities are different.