Rosaiah rubbishes reports of Andhra Cabinet expansion
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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 22:12
New Delhi: Ending days of speculation, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah on Wednesday ruled out expansion of his seven-month-old Cabinet even as he met Congress chief Sonia Gandhi here and discussed the current political situation in his state.

He rubbished reports that he was planning to expand his Cabinet and that he had come to Delhi to discuss the issue with Gandhi.

"It is all media creation. There are no plans for expanding the Cabinet. There is no need for a cabinet expansion," he told reporters after meeting Gandhi and Law Minister Veerappa Moily.

He also made it clear that the issue did not figure during his talks with Gandhi and Moily, who is the in-charge of party affairs in Andhra Pradesh.

He said he discussed about the elections to some Legislative Council seats, that are scheduled next month, adding, "We are trying to finalise the candidates for the elections. I held discussions in this regard," he said.

The much-hyped yatra of YS Jaganmohan Reddy is also understood to have come up for discussions between Sonia and Rosaiah.

He is believed to have apprised Sonia of the latest developments in the state, including the recent communal clashes in Hyderabad.

During the meeting with Moily, Jagamohan's tour to meet the families of those "who died after hearing the shocking news of Rajasekhara Reddy" is believed to have come up for discussions, party sources said.


First Published: Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 22:12

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