Shades of N T Rama Rao in K Chandrasekhar Rao

Hyderabad: There are many similarities between the Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and the late Chief Minister and Telugu Desam founder-president Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, commonly known as NTR.

KCR is the biggest fan of NTR and everyone knows that and he himself has said this himself many times, and even named his son Taraka Rama Rao.

In 1989, NTR sacked the entire 31-member Cabinet for leaking budget proposals to the media and ran the administration without a Cabinet for about 15 days.

KCR now seems to be following his footsteps. After taking the oath as Chief Minister for the second time he is running the administration without a Cabinet. Sources say he may form the Cabinet on December 30. If it is assumed to be correct, he will be running the administration without a Cabinet for 17 days.

The only difference is that the KCR has inducted one minister who is the Deputy CM Mehmood Ali while NTR had no Cabinet minister for 15 days.

NTR had a farmhouse in Gandipet where he would go there very often and took many important political and administrative decisions at the Gandipet Shanthi Kutiram.

KCR also has a farmhouse, and like NTR, he also loves to spend time there and takes important decisions from there, such as the decision to dissolve the state Assembly early. His farmhouse is at Erravalli village in his home constituency of Gajwel.

Another common thing them is a strong belief in astrology and Vastu. NTR’s lucky number was 9 and Mr Rao’s lucky number is 6.