When KTR Turned Ivanka Trump Minister For Telangana

Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao welcomes Ivanka Trump on to dais at GES - Sakshi Post

Srinivas G. Roopi

Hyderabad: Every board in Hyderabad is screaming the name Ivanka Trump. The media too are chanting the name of the Advisor to the US President. The charm of the 'most powerful woman in the world' as Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao described her, is in the air. Her presence in Hyderabad, her powerful speech at the Global Enterprenuership Summit (GES), has in fact electrified the city atmosphere. And the after-effects of Ivanka's presence in the city are likely to continue to impact the reputation of Hyderabad for years to come for having hosted her.

The buzz surrounding Ivanka Trump's visit to Hyderabad dates back several months from the time that she confirmed her presence at the prestigious GES. Not only the local civic body GHMC, but also the state government’s machinery was deployed to ensure Ivanka’s trip becomes memorable for her.

Ivanka showed her intellectual depth and extensive understanding of world society in her speech at the ongoing Global Entrepreneurship Summit which served as a guiding light and blue print to the three-day conclave. The young leader of Telangana, IT Minister KT Rama Rao, who holds a position as powerful as his US counterpart, matched the dignity and charisma of Ivanka Trump in all the forums where he shared space with the lady.

Acting as a moderator for a session in which ICICI CMD Chanda Kochar and other women business leaders participated alongside Ivanka Trump as part of the GES on Wednesday, KTR displayed his witty side with dignity and charm.

"My name is KT Rama Rao. I am the IT Minister for the state of Telangana," he introduced himself to the audience but gave a new definition altogether to the ‘IT’ tag. It's not Information Technology. "For a month now, more particularly for the past one week, it's been Ivanka Trump's name everywhere. In fact, I myself forgot the name of my ministry and thought IT stands for Ivanka Trump," he said to the amusement of the most distinguished guests of the summit and the city. The statement certainly wowed Ivanka who was seen blushing.

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