New ministers inducted into Andhra Pradesh Cabinet

New ministers inducted into Andhra Pradesh Cabinet

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu's son Nara Lokesh on Thursday took oath as a member of the State Legislative Council, which was followed by chanting of hymns by Vedic scholars to bless him.

The cabinet now has four members of the legislative council, including Lokesh who was elected to the state legislative council under the MLAs' quota last month.

Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new Ministers at a grand ceremony near Legislature Building complex at Velagapudi near Vijayawada on Sunday.

Former Environment & Forests minister and Srikalahasthi MLA Bojja Gopala Krishna Reddy, who is one among the five outsed ministers, has immediately put in his papers to both ministry & MLA seat as soon as the decision came in. Before deciding to drop five ministers, the CM held one-on-one mee tings with senior ministers including Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, K E Krishna Murthy, Acthannaidu, Devineni Umamaheswara Rao, Prathipati Pulla Rao, Narayana, Ayyanna Patrudu and Ganta Srinivas Rao late on Saturday night.

A few Desam MLAs too began sulking after being left out of the reshuffle in favour of the defectors but reaffirmed their loyalty to the party after Naidu spoke to them.

The AP cabinet's strength has now increased to 26. This is the first reorganisation of the state council since the government was formed on June 8, 2014.

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However, these ministers technically will continue to remain YSR Congress members in the assembly.

Arrangements have been made for the induction of 34-year-old Nara Lokesh into the N Chandrababu Naidu cabinet in Andhra Pradesh.

Senior leader from Guntur, D. Narendra was also unhappy over being denied the cabinet berth.

In Kadapa district, the home turf of Jaganmohan Reddy, there was some resentment among those opposed to Adinarayana Reddy, who has been made a minister.

After taking oath, Lokesh touched the feet of his father and the Governor to take their blessings.

Since February 2016, 21 out of the 67 MLAs of the YSRC have crossed over to the TDP.

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