Updated June 12th, 2024 at 12:36 IST

Chandrababu Naidu's New Cabinet: 24 Ministers From TDP, Jana Sena, and BJP Take Oath | Full List

The NDA leaders met in Andhra Pradesh's Vijaywada on Tuesday and elected Chandrababu Naidu as their leader.

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PM Narendra Modi with N Chandrababu Naidu and Pawan Kalyan during a roadshow in Andhra Pradesh | Image: X
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New Delhi: 22 MLAs took oath along with Chandrababu Naidu, Pawan Kalyan, Nara Lokesh in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday, June 12. TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for the fourth term on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his cabinet colleagues Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, J P Nadda and several other leaders and prominent personalities were present at the ceremony.

Chandrababu Naidu hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the stage after taking oath as the CM of Andhra Pradesh. Three parties - BJP, TDP and Jana Sena - fought the Andhra Pradesh assembly election as part of the NDA coalition, winning 165 of the total 175 seats, with TDP alone contributing 135 of that share. While, opponent YSCRP was cornered with just 11 seats in its kitty. TDP Janasena has 21 legislators in the 175-member House, while BJP bagged 8 seats. 

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The NDA leaders met in Andhra Pradesh's Vijaywada on Tuesday and elected Chandrababu Naidu as their leader. Following this, the Andhra Pradesh NDA leaders met Governor S Abdul Nazeer and requested him to invite TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu to form the new government. 

Naidu's Cabinet Revealed 

24 MLAs of the TDP, Jana Sena Party and BJP took oath as ministers in the cabinet of Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday, Earlier, the The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) had release d a list naming the 24 ministers. The list contains eight backwards with 17 newcomers. 

Here is the full list of ministers to take oath in Naidu's cabinet; 

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1. Konidela Pawan Kalyan 
2. Kinjarapu Achchennaidu
3. Kollu Ravindra 
4. Nadendla Manohar 
5. P. Narayana
6. Vangalapudi Anitha 
7. Satyakumar Yadav 
8. Nimmala Ramanaidu
9. NMD Farooq 
10. Anam Ramanaraya Reddy 
11. Payyavula Keshav 
12. Anagani Sathyaprasad 
13. Kolusu Parthasaradhi 
14. Dola Balaveeranjaneyaswamy 
15. Gottipati Ravi 
16. Kandula Durgesh 
17. Gummadi Sandhyarani 
18. BC Janarthan Reddy 
19. TG Bharat 
20. S. Savithamma 
21. Vasamshetty Subhash 
22. Kondapalli Srinivas 
23. Mandipalli Ram Prasad 
24. Nara Lokesh 

Naidu's Swearing-In Today, PM Modi to Be Present 

Preparations are underway for the grand oath taking ceremony of Chandrababu Naidu. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah are likely to attend Naidu's oath taking ceremony in Andhra Pradesh on June 12. 

 

Reviewing the arrangements for the ceremony, Chief Secretary Neerabh Kumar Prasad said the prime minister is expected to leave from Delhi for Gannavaram Airport at 8.20 am and arrive by 10.40 am on Wednesday, reported PTI. According to the tentative schedule, he said Modi is expected to reach the venue by 10.55 am to participate in the swearing-in ceremony from 11 am to 12.30 pm. Thereafter, the PM is expected to return to the airport at 12.40 pm and take off for Bhubaneswar at 12.45 pm.

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Governor Invites Naidu 

Senior TDP leader K Atchen Naidu said that Governor Nazeer has agreed to invite Chandrababu Naidu to form the government on Tuesday. "Leaders of all the three parties (TDP, Janasena & BJP) met the Governor and requested him to invite Chandrababu Naidu to immediately form the government. And he (Nazeer) told us that he will immediately extend the invitation to form the government," said Atchen Naidu, as quoted by PTI. 

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Naidu first became the chief minister in 1995 and went on to have another two terms. In 2014, Naidu emerged as the first chief minister of bifurcated Andhra Pradesh and served it until 2019. He lost the 2019 polls to remain an opposition leader until 2024.

Pawan Kalyan To Be Appointed As Deputy CM: Sources 

Sources exclusive to Republic have claimed that Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan is likely to be appointed as the deputy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. Pawan Kalyan has been elected as the floor leader in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly. Janasena Tenali legislator N Manohar proposed Pawan Kalyan's name as the floor leader in the Assembly, which was unanimously supported by other members. 

 

Actor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan won the Pithapuram Assembly seat, defeating his YSR Congress Party candidate Vanga Geetha by a margin of over 70,000 votes. Sources claim that he may be assigned the role of deputy CM in TDP-Jana Sena-BJP government. 

30:3:2 - Naidu's Cabinet Formula 

On Tuesday, sources had claimed that the TDP may take up 30 ministerial berths, giving 3 to Jana Sena and 2 to ally BJP. he TDP is likely to keep the major portfolios with itself in the state cabinet, said sources. Along with Naidu, some more leaders are likely to swear-in, who could include TDP general secretary and Naidu's son Nara Lokesh and Janasena leader N Manohar.

This comes just days after two TDP MPs were sworned-in as ministers in Modi 3.0 cabinet. Kinjarapu Ram Mohan Naidu, a three-time MP from Srikakulam, has been alloted the Civil Aviation ministry in the Modi cabinet. Naidu is the youngest minister to take oath as part of Modi cabinet. While TDP MP Dr Pemmasani Chandra Sekhar from Guntur took oath as Minister of State. 

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Published June 11th, 2024 at 15:15 IST