CM Jagan Mohan Reddy has removed his trusted lieutenant Vijay Sai Reddy from a key post. Vijay Sai Reddy, who is working from AP Bhavan in Delhi coordinating affairs of the state government with the central government, has been removed from the key post. Andhra Pradesh state government has cancelled its previous order that appointed Vijay Sai Reddy as the Special Representative of Andhra Pradesh government in New Delhi.
Since Vijay Sai Reddy is the member of Rajya Sabha since 2016 and should not hold any post in the government which gets financial benefit, Jagan is forced to remove Vijay Sai from the post of Special Representative of state. According to Articles 102(1)(a) and 191(1)(a) of Indian Constitution, an MP or MLA is barred from holding an office of profit as it can put them in a position to gain a financial benefit. Owing to this rule, AP government has passed fresh orders canceling its previous orders.
AP government had earlier issued GO No. 68 on 22nd June appointing him as the Special Representative of AP state government in New Delhi with cabinet rank. Now cancelling the GO No. 68, AP government has issued fresh GO Ms.No.74.
With this, Jagan is in a dilemma on whom to appoint as the Special Representative of AP government in Delhi. Meanwhile, Vijay Sai Reddy continues to be YSRCP's parliamentary Party Chief.