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Pawan wants one-fourth share in nominated posts?

Pawan wants one-fourth share in nominated posts?

It has been nearly a month since the new government of the National Democratic Alliance, led by Telugu Desam Party president and Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, was formed in Andhra Pradesh.

While focusing on stabilizing the administration during this period, the TDP chief is also addressing the need to fill the nominated posts of various corporations and state-level institutions to satisfy party leaders who did not make it to the state assembly, Lok Sabha, or the legislative council.

Since Naidu is leading a coalition government, despite the TDP having a three-fourths majority on its own, he has to fulfill obligations to his alliance partners as well. This means allocating some nominated posts to the Jana Sena Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party.

While the BJP, being a minor partner, doesn't have many expectations, Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan is reportedly asking for one-fourth of the nominated posts for his party leaders who worked hard for the NDA's victory in the elections.

According to sources, there are 93 different nominated posts of various corporations and institutions in Andhra Pradesh, and Pawan Kalyan wants around 25 posts for Jana Sena Party leaders.

Sources said Pawan Kalyan has already submitted a list of party leaders to Naidu for appointment as corporation chairpersons and directors. However, he might not put too much pressure on Naidu, understanding the latter’s obligations to the TDP leaders, given it is a much larger party.

“He may accept 15-20 corporation chairperson posts. However, Naidu might accommodate a few other Jana Sena Party leaders as directors in various corporations,” sources said.

The list of aspirants is being scrutinized by TDP general secretary Nara Lokesh. In all probability, he will accommodate 15-20 Jana Sena leaders and 3-5 BJP leaders in key positions, sources added.


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