Jagan Mohan Reddy calls Legislative party meet today; likely to expand state cabinet

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday called a Party’s Legislative party meeting in Tadepalli, Amaravati. The meeting is currently underway and is being attended by over 150 MLAs of the YSR Congress Party.

It is likely that Mohan Reddy will finalize the names of his cabinet colleagues. All the selected Lawmakers will be administrated oath on Saturday in the state secretariat.

Earlier, Minutes after taking oath as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, YSRCP Chief Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday announced ₹3000 as pension to senior citizens in the state. He was the only one who took oath on May 30. Andhra Pradesh can have a maximum of 28 ministers in its State Cabinet which is 15% of the State Assembly strength.

Jagan Mohan Reddy, former MP from Kadapa Lok Sabha Seat, is a son of Former Congress Leader and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Rajashekhar Reddy. Jagan after the death of his father floated his own political party – YRSCP – and contested 2014 State polls unsuccessfully.

Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSRCP in recently held polls registered a landslide victory in both assembly and national polls in the state. YRSCP won 151 assembly seats out of the 175 assembly seat in the state and unseat Chandrababu Naidu-led TDP Government.

While in national polls, YSRCP bag 22 Lok Sabha Seats out of 25 seats in the state.

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