Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy has rewarded his sister P Sabita Indra Reddy by elevating her as the state Home Minister, making her the first woman to hold the post.
Incidentally, Sabita’s late husband Indra Reddy too was a home minister in the NT Rama Rao cabinet in 1994-95.
Sabita was minister for mines and geology in the previous cabinet.
Meanwhile, senior ministers K Rosaiah, Dharmana Prasada Rao, N Raghuveera Reddy and Ponnala Lakshmaiah retained their old portfolios–finance, revenue, agriculture and major irrigation respectively.
The Chief Minister announced the portfolios for the new ministers, who were sworn-in on Monday night, before leaving on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem on Tuesday.