Jagan occupies CM office in State Secretariat and Expands Cabinet
Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh holds his office in the State Secretariat in Amravathi on 8th June 2019. He arrived at the Secretariat at 8.39 a.m. followed by a warm greeting by the senior leaders and senior officials belonging to his YSR Congress Party (YSRCP). Jagan Reddy made an entry into his office amongst the carol of Vedic hymns conducted by an assembly of Hindu priests. After completing several rituals, he occupied his assembly room.
Jagan has been operating from his place of residence after taking oath on 30th May. He also enlarged his cabinet and selected 25 ministers that also included 5 deputy chief ministers. Among the 25 ministers, 8 were assigned to BC’s, 5 to SC’s and 1 is given to ST. Principal Advisor to Chief Minister Ajeya Kallam, Chief Secretary L.V. Subrahmanyam, Director General of Police Gautam Sawang, officials from Chief Minister’s office and many secretaries of different departments came there to greet Jagan Reddy.
After taking his chair, the CM signed his first document at 8.50 a.m, which was already declared as “Shubh Muhurtham”. He signed the other three files which are related to increasing salaries of Aasha workers to 10,000 INR, seeking allowance of the centre for Anantpur Express Highway and renewal of health insurance for journalists in the state. YSRCP came to power in the previous month, gaining a victory of 151 seats in 175-member Andhra Pradesh Assembly.
List of ministers:
Darmana Krishna Prasad: He served as a minister in YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's father and Congress CM YS Rajsekhar Reddy's cabinet.
Botsa Satyanarayana: Served in YS Rajsekhar Reddy's cabinet
M Srinivas Rao: Avanthi Srinivas, former TDP MP who joined YSRCP ahead of election and contested for assembly election
K Kanna babu
Pilli Subhashchandra Bose
P Vishwarup (minsiter in YSR govt)
A Krushna Srinivas
C Ranganatha Raju
Kodali Sri Venkateshwar rao (Kodali Nani)
P Venkataramaiah (Nani)
V Srinivas Rao (former BJP leader)
Mopidevi Venkatemeamana Rao (ex-minister YSR cabinet)
B Srinivas Reddy (ex-minister relative of YSR)
P Anil Kumar
M Gautham Reddy (son of industrialist and 5 time MP Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy)
Peddiredi Ramchandra Reddy (ex-minister YSR cabinet)
K Narayan swamy
B Rajendranath Reddy
Amjad Basha (Muslim Dy CM)
M Shankar Narayan
Around 60 per cent of the ministries of Jagan Mohan Reddy cabinet belongs to BC, SC, ST and minorities.