The Union Cabinet Rejig got no gains for TDP and AP. They have already lost a helping hand in the form of Venkaiah Naidu. But then, Chandrababu will breathe in relief with the elevation of Piyush Goyal.
Piyush is a good friend of Chandrababu and both of them worked together on Power Reforms. Piyush getting an important ministry like Railway will help the state immensely. Nirmala Sita Raman is the wife of AP Government Media Advisor, Parakala Prabhakar.
Even though Nirmala is a BJP Leader and did not help much in her previous ministry. But then, her defense portfolio will anyway have little scope for the state. Luckily, Ashok Gajapathi Raju still has the Civil Aviation Ministry which will expedite the airports taken up in the state.