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KKR cabinet to leave the Jagan lobby!?

Thu 25th Nov 2010 09:24 AM
KKR cabinet to leave the Jagan lobby!?
KKR cabinet to leave the Jagan lobby!?

The selection of the Cabinet will be a tightrope walk for YSR loyalist and four-time MLA and now the new Chief Minister Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy. With many former ministers and Legislators aspiring for the Ministerial berths, the choices are many for Mr KK Reddy. On one side he has to face the challenge of reining in the group aligned with rebel Kadapa MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy, while on the other he has to face the daunting task of revitalizing the party ridden by dissidence.

According to sources, the High Command has picked Mr KK Reddy keeping in mind his affective tackling of Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu in the state Assembly on many occasions. According to the Secretariat grapevine, the front runners for the Ministerial berths in the KKR Cabinet are senior Congress leader DL Ravindra Reddy, JC Diwakar Reddy from from Rayalaseema region, Jana Reddy, Geeta Reddy from Telangana and YS Vivekananda Reddy, brother of former Chief Minister late YS Rajasekhara Reddy.

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Former Information and Public Relations minister J Geetha Reddy will be made Deputy Chief Minister as part of Congress’ strategy to balance the equation and curb any possible dissatisfaction from Telanganaites. Deputy Speaker Nadendla Manohar or Disaster Management Member Marri Sashidhar Reddy will be made named Speaker of the Assembly.

Gade Venkata Reddy (Endowment) and Anam Ramnarayan Reddy (Municipal Administration) are also in the race for the Speaker’s post. Meanwhile Botsa Satyanarayana (Panchayat Raj ) is expected to be named as the new Pradesh Congress Committee president in the place of D Srinivas, whose term has expired already.

Danam Nagender (Health) Sabitha Indra Reddy (Home) and Mukesh Goud (BC Welfare) will be reshuffled and offered new portfolios. Former ministers loyal to Mr Jaganmohan Reddy—Pilli Subhas Chandrabose and Balineni Srinivas will be axed for their ‘anti-High Command’ activities. Already the leaders from their districts have lodged a complaint against them and have wrote to the High Command in this regard.

Meanwhile the first time MLAs are also demanding that the be given a chance in the new Cabinet. If the Jagan group resorts to revolt against KKR, PRP president K Chiranjeevi can be relied on to extend support to the government. In this event, the Congress would offer a few ministerial berths to PRP leaders.

Even, Telangana Rashtra Samithi president K Chandrasekhar Rao has reportedly offered his support to the Congress in the event of the Congress declaring the formation of Telangana state. Under the circumstance, the option for political analysts is to adopt a wait and watch policy.