Hyderabad: YSR Congress MLA from Nagari constituency in Chittoor district, R.K. Roja, who was upset at not being given a Cabinet berth, has been appointed chairperson of the Andhra Pradesh Industrial and Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) with cabinet rank.
After the formation of the AP cabinet, in which Ms Roja did not figure, she met Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday at his residence at Tadepally and within 24 hours she was appointed as APIIC chairperson.
According to sources, during their conversation, both Mr Reddy and Ms Roja got very emotional. Mr Reddy explained why he was unable to accommodate her in the cabinet.
He said, “I never disappoint or disown anyone who has faith in me and has stood with me in the last 10 years. You are with me since last 10 years and fought against the TD government. I could accommodate only 25 out of 150 MLAs in the cabinet.”...