After inducting 5 deputy chief minister and 25 new ministers in his cabinet, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy-led YSR Congress party called the Andhra assembly cabinet a "socially-inclusive Cabinet."
In line with his electoral promise, Jaganmohan Reddy gave Cabinet berths to seven legislators from the backward classes, five from the Scheduled Castes, one each from the Scheduled Tribes and Muslims, and four each from the Kapu and the Reddy communities. The Kamma community, which dominated the previous Chandrababu Naidu Cabinet, got just one berth. The Kshatriya and the Vysya communities also got one berth each.
State Governor E S L Narasimhan administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new ministers at a glittering public function adjacent to the Secretariat at Velagapudi in capital Amaravati.
Chief Minister Jagan Reddy wished good luck to his ministers after they took the oath.
While the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy assumed office on Saturday, June 8, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi praised him for his decision to make 5 deputy Chief Ministers. In a record move by the YS Jaganmohan Reddy-led state Cabinet, YSRCP MLA Mohammed Mustafa Shaik, on Friday had confirmed that the state will have five Deputy Chief Ministers.
Speaking to ANI on Saturday, the AIMIM chief said, "Its very good. Our democracy is a participatory form of democracy. The earlier administration in Andhra Pradesh was focussed on one caste. Now Jagan Mohan Reddy is giving chance to all the castes, class, minorities weaker sections. This is a good gesture, a positive message will go."
In a veiled reference to the Prime Minister, he added, "You cannot just say Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas, Jagan is doing real Sabka Saath. Now he has to do a lot of other things."