Amaravati: A week after taking oath as the new Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy is set to appoint five deputy chief ministers under him in a full 25-member Cabinet.
According to sources reported by News 18, the deputy CMs will be from five different regions of Andhra Pradesh.
“Five of them will be designated as deputy chief ministers, each of whom will represent, SC (Scheduled Castes), ST (Scheduled Tribes), OBC (Other Backward Classes), minority and Kapu community,” Jagan Reddy said.
This is the first time in a country that a chief minister appointed a five deputy chief ministers.
The new 25 Council of Ministers including Reddy’s deputies whose names were not disclose to be inducted into his cabinet at a public function here Saturday.
The cabinet will be shuffled after two and half years and replaced by a fresh bunch of ministers.
“I am going to reshuffle the cabinet after two and a half years and 90% of the present ministers will have to quit paving way for another set of ministers,” he said.
“So, those who get disappointed by not getting a berth in the cabinet will get a chance to become the ministers after two and a half years. By doing so, I want to ensure that all the deserving MLAs will get a chance,” he added, reported Hindustan Times.
YSR Congress president Jagan Reddy decision is seen as a revolutionary step so as to ensure social justice to the deprived communities and aimed at keeping those communities in good humour.