Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy asks all ministers to submit their resignations; new cabinet to be sworn in on April 11

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, April 06, 2022, 05:01 PM IST
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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy | Photo Credit: PTI

Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday asked all his cabinet ministers to submit their resignations. According to CNN-News 18 the new cabinet shall be sworn in on April 11.

All 24 members of the Andhra Pradesh Council of Ministers will tender their resignation en masse to the chief minister.

The formal announcement of cabinet reshuffle comes a day after Jagan Mohan met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.

While the reconstituted Cabinet will have new faces, at least four from the incumbent team may be re-inducted, government sources told PTI.

The fresh inductions and retentions are solely based on caste criteria, with no other factor in play.

When he took over as Chief Minister on May 30, 2019, Jagan had announced that he would undertake a complete overhaul of his Cabinet after two and a half years and take-in a new team.

The current Cabinet was sworn-in on June 8, 2019 and was supposed to be in office till December 8, 2021.

For a variety of reasons, including the Covid-19 pandemic, the Cabinet reorganisation was put off even past the due date.

Last month, the Chief Minister announced that he would undertake the Cabinet reorganisation after Ugadi (Telugu New Year's Day that fell on April 2) and the subsequent formation of new districts.

The new districts came into being on April 4, clearing the way for the Cabinet rejig.

According to indications from the ruling YSR Congress, the existing structure of the Council of Ministers would be retained, with five Deputy Chief Ministers in place.

One DCM post will be given each to a legislator belonging to SC, ST, Muslim, Backward Caste and Kapu communities.

Based on the caste calculations, at least four incumbent ministers may be re-inducted into the new Cabinet.

Apart from the Reddy community, the main support group of the YSRC, Kapu is also expected to get the same preference in the fresh Cabinet as well, essentially to counter the opposition Jana Sena of film star Pawan Kalyan.

The one community that would be left out again will be Brahmin, which will have to be content with the Assembly Deputy Speaker post.

There are three women in the current Cabinet and the new one is also expected to have the same number.

(with agency inputs)

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