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Why did Cabinet Ministers Resign? – Significant Minister Portfolios


Posted Date: 03-Dec-2010  Last Updated:   Category: AP Government & Election News    
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This article deals with the reasons for Andhra Pradesh Cabinet Ministers resignation. It tries to define what might be the significant minister portfolios and a partial distribution of the significant minister posts.



Initially all the ministers were unsatisfied with the portfolio given to them personally. They stated openly that they were given insignificant posts and they deserve better minister posts. After the involvement of the Congress High Command everyone of them calmed. They change their statement that the cabinet minister posts distribution was partial towards Reddy community and many other communities were purposely let down. This partial distribution is the reason for the did-satisfaction of many ministers and not their personal post.

What are significant minister portfolios


Significant minister portfolios are mostly those in which has a good budget allocation. There are 11 portfolios which are distinctly considered as significant. They are:

• Finance
• Revenue
• Home
• Health
• Major Irrigation
• Panchayat Raj
• Municipal Administration and Urban Development
• Electricity
• Major Industries
• Roads and Buildings

Distribution of Significant Portfolios in 2004-2009 Cabinet


Number of Reddy's in Significant Portfolios – 3
Number of BC's in Significant Portfolios – 5
Number of OC's(other than reddy) in Significant Portfolios – 2
Number of SC's in Significant Portfolios – 2
Number of Minorities in Significant Portfolios – 1

Distribution of Significant Portfolios in 2009-2010 Cabinet


Number of Reddy's in Significant Portfolios – 4
Number of BC's in Significant Portfolios – 6
Number of OC's(other than reddy) in Significant Portfolios – 6
Number of SC's in Significant Portfolios – 0
Number of Minorities in Significant Portfolios – 0

Distribution of Significant Portfolios in Kiran Kumar Reddy Cabinet


Number of Reddy's in Significant Portfolios – 8
Number of BC's in Significant Portfolios – 2
Number of OC's(other than reddy) in Significant Portfolios – 0
Number of SC's in Significant Portfolios – 1
Number of Minorities in Significant Portfolios – 0

One can clearly see an increase of the Reddy's in the significant posts. This partiality is the reason for many Andhra Pradesh Cabinet Ministers to show dissatisfaction on the distribution.


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