Dharmana Krishna Das, who has been loyal to YS family, is likely to be made Deputy Chief Minister. This is as part of CM YS Jagan’s cabinet reshuffle. Ever since ministers Pilli Subash Chandrabose and Mopidevi Venkata Ramana elected to Rajya Sabha and submitted their resignations to respective ministries, the minor rejig of AP cabinet is imminent.
Dharmana Krishna Das, who is currently serving as Roads and Buildings portfolio, will now be given the responsibility of Revenue, Registration and Stamps portfolio and promoted as the Deputy CM. Hailing from Srikakulam district and MLA of Narasannapeta, Dharmana Krishna Das is brother of Dharmana Prasada Rao.
Ramachandrapuram MLA Chelluboina Srinivasa Venugopalakrishna, who had beaten TDP’s Thota Trimurthulu, is going to be inducted into AP cabinet. He is going to be given Roads & Buildings portfolio. Palasa MLA Dr Sidiri Appalaraju is going to be inducted into AP cabinet. Appalaraju will be given the portfolios of Animal Husbandries, Fisheries and Marketing.
Though reports and speculations were rife that Speaker Tammineni Sitaram would also be inducted into Cabinet, it’s reliably learnt that CM Jagan has no such plans as of now. Also, there were rumours that CM Jagan is unhappy with Home Minister Mekathoti Sucharita and Deputy CM Narayana Swamy and these two may lose their berths or get demoted, it’s learnt that CM Jagan doesn’t want to disturb key portfolios in the present reshuffle. CM Jagan wants to keep the cabinet reshuffle a simple affair this time.