Former President Pranab Mukherjee has recalled that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao gave importance to the creation of separate Telangana state than cabinet berth. He wrote a book ‘The Coalition Years’ and described important events that took place between 1996-2012. Pranab said that he offered cabinet berth to Chandrashekar Rao as TRS was part of UPA government in 2004. The Congress came to power at the Centre and in united AP in 2004. KCR told me that he is ready to take any portfolio but asked to consider creation of separate state, Pranab wrote.