All set for AP Cabinet reshuffle on April 11
Deccan Chronicle.| Md Illyas
The CM also sought permission of the governor for creation of a new tribal district with Polavaram or Rampachodavaram as its headquarters
Andhra Pradesh Council of Ministers will tender their resignation en masse on April 7. (DC File Image)
Vijayawada: All is set for the cabinet reshuffle in AP on April 11. Chief Minister Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy met Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan on Wednesday evening.
Immediately after returning from Delhi on Wednesday evening, the Chief Minister met the governor. He explained about his visit to Delhi for two days.
The new ministers would take oath at 11.31am on April 11, during the auspicious muhurt, at an open place beside the AP Secretariat at Velagapudi.
Jagan had taken permission from the governor for the swearing-in ceremony on April 11. The Chief Minister invited the governor to administer the oath to the new ministers.
The CM also sought permission of the governor for creation of a new tribal district with Polavaram or Rampachodavaram as its headquarters, thereby increasing the total number of districts to 27.
Sources said Jagan would take the resignations of the ministers at a cabinet meeting on Thursday. Though the cabinet meeting was planned for the morning, it was deferred to the afternoon. The CM will visit Narasaraopet for felicitation of village and ward volunteers and address of a public meeting there at 10.30am.
The Chief Minister’s office has advised ministers to come to the cabinet meeting with the resignation letters.
According to sources, Jagan decided to replace all present ministers, except for one or two, with new faces and provide representation to all districts in the new cabinet. Jagan briefed the governor on the upcoming cabinet reshuffle.
It appears that the CM will submit the list of new ministers to the governor beforehand.
"The last meeting of the present cabinet will be at 3pm in the Secretariat at Velagapudi on Thursday. After receiving the resignations, Jagan will submit these to the governor along with the list of names of new ministers," sources said.
Deputy CM Dharmana Krishnadas said he is going to quit the minister post and his brother Dharmana Prasadarao is likely to get a berth in the new cabinet