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AP CM Chandrababu Naidu constitutes his council of ministers

Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu constituted his council of ministers tonight, considering their experience and social equations, giving due representation to women as well as backward castes.In all, 19 ministers, including two ministers

PTI PTI Updated on: June 08, 2014 21:43 IST
He is expected to be nominated to the AP Legislative Council soon. 

BJP MLAs Kamineni Srinivas and P Manikyala Rao were also given cabinet berths, making the TDP ally, a partner in the state government.

Late Union minister K Yerran Naidu's younger brother and three-time MLA Atchannaidu has been made a minister for the first time.

First-time MLAs Ravela Kishore Babu and Kollu Ravindra also made it to the cabinet as per caste equations, since Ravela belongs to a scheduled caste while Ravindra is from a backward caste.

Of the 19 ministers, two are from scheduled castes and seven are from backward castes.  Barring Kadapa, all other districts have been given representation in the cabinet.

Yanamala and Kamineni Srinivas were the only ministers to take their oaths in English, while all others took their oaths in Telugu.
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