Even as YSRCP president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy will be sworn in as the Chief Minister
on May 30, the core team of the Chief Minister’s Office is expected to have three bureaucrats who were associated with the former Chief Minister the late Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy’s regime during 2004-2009, according to sources.
The team is reportedly selected keeping the implementation of Navaratnalu
(the nine promises in the YSR Congress Party’s election manifesto) in mind, which include Jala Yagnam, Arogyasree, pensions, YSR Rythu Bharosa, fee reimbursement and housing for the poor.
At least four names are under active consideration to run the CMO, according to a source. “Former Visakhapatnam Port Trust chairman M.T. Krishna Babu, former Special Chief Secretary Adityanath Das, present secretary in CMO M. Girija Shankar and former Srikakulam Collector K. Dhanunjaya Reddy are under consideration for the core team of CMO,” said the source.