Amaravati: YSR Congress chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has decided to rope in five deputy chief ministers and a full cabinet of 25 ministers who will have a fixed term of thirty months.
The swearing in ceremony will be held at the state interim government complex at Velagapudi here on Saturday morning.
He declared at the legislature party meeting at his Tadepalli residence that the five deputy chief ministers will be drawn from different social sections— one each from minorities, SCs, STs, BCs and Kapu caste.
Jagan’s cabinet would also have 50% representation of these social sections, which never enjoyed such recognition in the past.
Jagan made it clear that 90% of the ministers would be replaced with new faces after 30 months.
“People have lot of expectations on us. They are looking at us on how we will be performing in the coming days,” he said during his short speech addressing the 151 legislators.
The new cabinet members will be sworn in by Governor E S L Narasimhan who arrived at Vijayawada along with his wife. He will be leaving for Velagapudi around 9.30 am.
Narasimhan is probably the only governor in India who had performed oath to five chief ministers in his tenure.
Dharmana Krishnadas (Srikakulam), Buggana Rajendranath Reddy (Kurnool), Botsa Satyanarayana (Vizianagaram), Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy ( Chittoor), M Sucharita (Guntur), Mekapati Gautam Reddy (Nellore), Kodali Nani (Krishna), and K Parthasarathi (Krishna) were the few MLAs who received phone calls to be there at the ceremony so far.
Assembly from 12 June
Jaganmohan Reddy, who has completed a round of department-wise review meetings to take stock of the situation, will be outlining his priorities during the assembly sessions slated to start from 12 June. Amudalavalasa MLA Tammineni Seetharam and Bobbili MLA Appalanaidu are reportedly in the race for speaker and pro-tem speaker.
Jagan has already cracked the whip on belt shops and has announced steps towards total alcohol prohibition.
He has announced recruiting four lakh village volunteers to deliver government services at the doorsteps of beneficiaries.
He met Chief Justice Praveen Kumar to spare one sitting judge to head the judicial commission to examine the tender process.