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Kiran Reddy CM of AP
Published on 26 Nov. 2010 12:44 AM IST
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Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy took oath Thursday as the 16th chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, a day after K. Rosaiah resigned to terminate his 14-month government that was hamstrung by inner-party dissidence.
Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan administered the oath of office and secrecy to Reddy at 12.14 p.m. at a ceremony at Raj Bhavan here. The 50-year-old leader from Chittoor district in Rayalaseema region, a keen cricketer who once represented his state in Ranji Trophy, took oath in Telugu. Reddy, who alone took oath, will leave for New Delhi Friday to meet party president Sonia Gandhi and other central leaders for consultations to constitute his ministry.
Veerappa Moily, in charge of party affairs in the state, has announced that a deputy chief minister from Telangana would be appointed. Kiran Kumar Reddy, who was the state assembly speaker, resigned from the post Wednesday night. He was earlier the government chief whip but was never a minister.
Son of former minister N. Amarnath Reddy, he represents Pileru constituency in Chittoor district of Rayalaseema region.

Deputy CM from Telangana
After a gap of more than two decades, Andhra Pradesh will have a deputy chief minister and he will be from the Telangana region, says the ruling Congress party.
With the movement for statehood to Telangana likely to intensify next month, when the Srikrishna Committee on the Telangana issue is to submit its report, the Congress party has decided to have someone from the region as deputy to N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, who was sworn in as the new chief minister Thursday.
M. Veerappa Moily, Congress general secretary in charge of party affairs in the state, told reporters there would be a deputy chief minister from Telangana.
The party leadership is keen to have a leader from the backward community as the deputy chief minister. The names of two senior ministers J. Geeta Reddy and Ponnala Lakshmaiah are doing the rounds.

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