The social engineering that Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy had displayed in his cabinet formation is receiving applause from various sections of the people across the State. The decision to give lion’s share of cabinet berths to the weaker sections is somewhat a daring step. In the 25-member cabinet, the BCs, SCs, STc and Minorities got 14 posts. Kapus, who have been fighting for BC tag were given 4 on par with the Reddys, the ruling party community. The cabinet had representation for the Kammas, Vysyas and Kshatriyas too, indicating that it is an inclusive government.
The composition of the cabinet shows that Jaganmohan Reddy is committed to every promise that he makes. The BC Declaration that the party had made at Eluru, before the election is seen in the cabinet composition. The promises made to the SCs, STs and Minorities too are reflecting in the representation given to them. Giving 5 berths to the SCs, which is more than Reddies, is something interesting and aimed at empowering the neglected sections in the State governance rather than looking at them as vote bank.
The inclusion of Mopidevi Venkata Ramana, who lost to the TDP at Repalle in this election, is also an indication to show that Jaganmohan Reddy does not leave who stayed with him in the hours of crisis. It also exhibits Jaganmohan Reddy’s value for relationship. In fact, he seems to have imbibed this quality from his father, late Y S Rajasekhar Reddy, who went to any extent to help those who helped him. This is a welcome move.
If he can manage the aspirants from within his Reddy community, it is for sure that Jaganmohan Reddy would emerge as strong leader of the State winning the confidence of the people.