List of probable nominees prepared by Chief Minister in consultation with PCC chief

Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy reportedly got a green signal from the Central leadership to fill the much awaited nominated posts in a phased manner from next month, duly recognising the services of the party men.

The list of probable nominees was prepared by Mr. Reddy in consultation with the PCC chief, Botcha Satyanarayana, and presented to the AICC for approval during his recent visit to New Delhi.

Breakthrough

Although a preliminary list was finalised a few months ago, no headway could be made all these days owing to one political development or the other. However, a breakthrough was achieved after another term was given to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Chairman Kanumuri Bapiraju.

In all, the posts of 42 corporation chiefs, 270 directors and district-level market, library and temple committees are expected to be filled. Sources said there was scope for at least 10,000 persons to be nominated to various posts at the State, regional and district levels. However, the Chief Minister is believed to be reluctant to complete the process in one go due to fears of backlash.

The Pradesh Congress Committee executive is also likely to be named in a week or 10 days and the PCC chief has already submitted a list in this regard to the high command.

Some surprises

Meanwhile, party sources said aides or relatives of the Chief Minister, PCC chief, Deputy Chief Minister and K. Chiranjeevi were among those accommodated in the TTD board. There were some surprises in the list with former TDP MLA G. V. Srinath Reddy, who lost the last Assembly election to Peddireddi Ramachandra Reddy, finding a place. Similarly, Ch. Laxman Rao is said to be the PCC chief’s man, while former MLA Chitturi Ravindra got the post after Union Minister M. M. Pallam Raju recommended his name.

Sources said Rajya Sabha member Chiranjeevi succeeded in getting his relative, L. R. Siva Prasad, on the board even as Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Raj Narasimha managed to get his aide and Uppal MLA B.Raji Reddy to be a board member.