As to what had looked like a massive sweep, CM N Chandrababu Naidu made some enthralling changes to his cabinet of ministers. The high drama of speculation that went on day long yesterday finally concluded with an announcement that stunned one and all.
Nara Lokesh, who was predicted to have been the next incumbent to IT ministry finally made it to the helm. Four MLA’s from the opposition party YSRCP jumped to the TDP BJP coalition, while six other promising candidates were inducted along.
An oath of office and secrecy was administered by the Governor ESL Narasimhan to the new inductees today at a function near the Velagapudi temporary Secretariat.
The 4 MLA s from YSRCP who were sworn in include R V Sujay Krishna Rao, Bhuma Akhila Priya, Ch Adinarayana Reddy and N Amarnath Reddy. From TDP, Nakka Anand Babu, Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy, Kalva Srinivasulu and Samuel Jawahar were inducted.
The strength of the Andhra Pradesh Cabinet has now grown to 26. Here is the consolidated list of who’s in and who’s out:
Kimidi Kalavenkat Rao
Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy
Nakka Anand Babu
Bhuma Akhila Priya
Sujayakrishna Ranga Rao
Bojjala Gopalakrishna Reddy
Ravela Kishore Babu
Palle Raghunathh Reddy