Amid strong reports that Dattatreya and YS Chowdary (Yelamanchali Satyanarayana Chowdary alias Sujana Chowdary) would be inducted into Narendra Modi’s cabinet, latest reports say that Dattatreya would be given Labour and Employment portfolio whereas Sujana Chowdary would be given Commerce ministry. While Sujana will be getting a helping ministry, Dattatreya’s role is yet to be confirmed. Buzz is that Narendra Modi is mulling over to either give a cabinet rank to Dattatreya or Minister of State (Independent charge) unlike Sujana as Dattatreya is senior-most member who also worked in Vajpayee’s cabinet.
Dattatreya would be joining the team of Union Labour and Employment Minister Narendra Singh Tomar as Minister of State (MoS) Independent whereas Sujana Chowdary would be joining the team of Ms Nirmala Sitharaman who is the independent charge for Ministry of Commerce and Industry, say sources in the know.
TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu has played it very safe by lobbying for MoS of Commerce and Industry for Sujana Chowdary which would ease things for him to get Special Status to Andhra Pradesh, and inviting more MNCs to the new state of Andhra Pradesh.