Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is all set to expand his cabinet. Buzz is that the cabinet expansion will happen in the second week of April after Sri Ramanavami.
In the first cabinet expansion, Jagan gave chance to four Reddys – Pedireddy Rama Chandra Reddy, Balineni Srinivas Reddy, Buggana Rajendranath Reddy, and Mekapati Gautham Reddy.
Including the Chief Minister, the cabinet had five Reddys. In the upcoming cabinet expansion, Jagan is looking to add one more Reddy taking the number to six.
There are allegations already that Jagan’s Government is only for Reddys. We have seen dozens of them appointed in nominal posts.
But the Chief Minister feels that it is important to keep his own community happy ahead of the elections.
As Jagan already announced it will be a complete overhaul with new faces. Only a couple of old faces may be retained for a second term.
Rumors are that Peddireddy may be sent out of the cabinet and will be handed over party responsibilities. Roja from the same community is hopeful of getting the berth in the Chittoor quota.