Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh chief minister, YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Saturday (June 8), designated five newly inducted ministers as deputy chief ministers after the announcement he made at the YSR Congress Legislature Party meeting on Friday (June 7).

Jagan also allotted portfolios to all the 25 new ministers who were sworn-in earlier in the day.

The five newly inducted deputy chief ministers are Pamula Pushpa Sreevani (ST), Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose (BC), Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas alias Nani (Kapu), K Narayana Swamy (SC) and Amzath Basha (Muslim).

Bose, who was a minister under late YS Rajasekhara Reddy, has been given the crucial Revenue department, while Narayana Swamy secured Excise and Commercial Taxes.

Basha was allotted with the Minority Welfare Department, Sreevani was vested with the responsibility of heading Tribal Welfare and Nani was allotted Health and Medical Education, which the chief minister had earlier announced is one of his top priorities.

Like his father, Jagan also made a woman the Home minister.

Mekathoti Sucharitha has been given the Home and Disaster Management portfolio.

After returning to power for the second time in 2009, YS Rajasekhara Reddy appointed P Sabita Indra Reddy as the first woman Home minister of (then united) Andhra Pradesh.

As expected, Buggana Rajendranath has been made the finance minister with an additional charge of Legislative Affairs. In the previous House, he served as chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.

Senior leader Botsa Satyanarayana was given Municipal Administration and Urban Development, a critical department that will oversee the development of the state’s new capital city Amaravati.

Jagan allotted the crucial Water Resources Department to his trusted aide P Anil Kumar, who was elected to the Assembly for the second time in a row.

The 26-member Cabinet, including the chief minister, has three women members; two from the Scheduled Castes and one from the Scheduled Tribes.