Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is all set to make his son K Taraka Rama Rao the first 'foreign minister' of the state.
As per a TOI report, KTR, who already holds the most number of portfolios in the KCR cabinet, will spearhead Telangana's outreach to the rest of the world to attract investment. Telangana has also prepared an NRI policy to tap the potential of the state's diaspora spread across the world and attract investments to the state.
It is important to note here that as per the federal set-up of India, external affairs is the exclusive preserve of the Union government.
News portal Telugu360 adds that the NRI policy will be tabled for discussions on July 16th. KTR will take charge of the 'foreign ministry' after the policy is finalized.
While a dedicated foreign ministry is a first for any state, Kerala does has an arrangement where a minister looks after the welfare of migrants from the state.