Since the representation of Muslims is zero in Andhra cabinet, Chandrababu is seriously planning to induct one muslim leader in the government. Senior most TDP leader MA Sharif is in the race for a berth in the Chandrababu’s cabinet.
As the elections are fast approaching, the TDP Chief also wanted to change the portfolios of majority ministers. Since 2014, Chandrababu reshuffled his cabinet for two times. In the last reshuffle in 2017, Lokesh was inducted and given IT and Rural Development portfolios. Four YSR Congress MLAs including Sujay Krishna Ranga Rao, Akhila Priya, CH Adinarayana Reddy and N Amaranth Reddy were also inducted.