Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has one thing in common with former Andhra Pradesh chief minister late Y S Rajasekhar Reddy – he would reward those who are his loyalists.
It was evident from the way KCR has appointed his strong loyalist S Subhash Reddy as the chairman of Telangana State Mineral Development Corporation (TSMDC).
Though Subhash Reddy has no administrative experience or has any idea of mineral development in the state, he was given the post only because he has been with KCR right from the beginning.
In fact, he was promised Lok Sabha ticket in the past, but because of caste equations, he could not get it and now, he is rewarded with the chairman post of an important corporation.
This was the attitude of YSR as well. If he thought a person is his loyalist, YSR used to go out of the way to help him. He used to believe people who were close to him, but never used to spare those who used to ditch him.
Perhaps, KCR is following YSR footsteps in this regard.