AP Cabinet Expansion Likely On July 22, BCs To Get Berths

 - Sakshi Post

AMARAVATI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is likely to expand his cabinet on July 22, as ministers Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose and Mopidevi Venkataramana on Wednesday have resigned from their posts after being elected to the Rajya Sabha.

Currently, there are 24 cabinet ministers in AP, after the two ministers resigned from their posts.

The YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) president will take the decision over cabinet expansion to fill the vacant ministerial posts.

According to sources, after the end of Ashadha month, there will be Cabinet expansion at the starting of Shraavana month, which will start on July 21. So, the new ministers will likely take oath on July 22.

The two leaders who recently resigned are from the BC community. It is speculated that YS Jagan will likely elect new ministers from the BC category itself.

Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose was handling the revenue, registration and stamps ministry and had taken oath as minister on 8 June 2019. He resigned on 1 July 2020.

Mopidevi Venkataramana handled animal husbandry and fisheries ministry and had taken oath as minister on 8 June 2019. He resigned from his position on 1 July 2020.

Andhra Pradesh government-held AP Rajya Sabha elections on June 19 and YSR Congress Party won all the four seats from the state by virtue of its formidable strength of 151 in the 175-member Andhra Pradesh Assembly.

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