New Delhi sources have stated that nine new ministers, all from the BJP, took oath at the Rashtrapati Bhavan as Prime Minister Narendra Modi revamped his cabinet on Sunday. According to sources four ministers including Dharmendra Pradhan, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal have been elevated to Cabinet rank.
Accordingly PM Modi's 76 member new council of ministers does not have any representation from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh except for Nirmala Sitaraman who is elected to Rajya Sabha from Karnataka and she's basically a Tamilian. Her only connection with AP is she is the wife of Parakala Prabhakar, AP government’s adviser. The only minister from Telangana BJP's senior leader Bandaru Dattatreya was removed from the cabinet for his utter non-performance.
Furthermore the only Telugu minister in the Union
Cabinet, Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju belongs to BJP’s ally
Telugu Desam Party. Moreover the equations in the formation of new cabinet
indicate that the BJP has no hopes in Telangana and AP in the 2019 general
elections though the party claims there is no link between berths in the
Central Cabinet and its electoral prospects.