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Pawan Kalyan assumes office as Deputy CM of Andhra Pradesh

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 • Tamil Comments
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Actor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan formally assumed his role as Deputy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday in Vijayawada, marking a significant moment in his political career. The ceremony at his camp office in Suryaaraopet was steeped in tradition, with Vedic chants and blessings from scholars accompanying the proceedings.

Kalyan, representing the Pithapuram assembly constituency, signed his first official document confirming his appointment, signifying the start of his tenure. He was presented with a signboard reading "Sri. Pawan Kalyan, Honorable Deputy Chief Minister" which was hung outside his chamber, a visual that quickly gained traction on social media.

As the new Deputy Chief Minister, Kalyan will oversee the crucial portfolios of Panchayat Raj and Rural Development, Rural Water Supply, Environment and Forests, and Science and Technology. His appointment reflects Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu's confidence in his ability to contribute effectively to the state's development agenda.

The ceremony was a testament to the confluence of tradition and modernity, with Kalyan receiving the blessings of scholars while simultaneously engaging in the practicalities of his new role.

A Day of Protocol and Review

Following the ceremony, Kalyan met with senior officials to initiate review meetings, indicating a proactive approach to tackling the responsibilities of his new position. Key officials present included the Chief Secretary of PR and RD, Shasibhushan Kumar, and the PCCF of the Forest Department, Chiranjeevi Chaudhary.

The day was marked by a flurry of well-wishers, including fellow ministers, party MLAs, leaders, and officials, who extended their congratulations to Kalyan. His brother, Nagababu, also attended the event.

A Successful Election Campaign and a Promising Future

Kalyan's entry into the cabinet comes after a resounding victory in the recent state elections. His Janasena Party, despite being a relatively new entrant, achieved a 100% strike rate, winning all 21 assembly seats and two Lok Sabha seats it contested.

This success was a testament to the party's campaign strategy and Kalyan's personal charisma. His electoral performance, coupled with his recent appointment, has cemented his position as a prominent figure in Andhra Pradesh politics.

Kalyan's journey from a popular film star to a key political player is a story of ambition, political acumen, and the power of public appeal. His future as Deputy Chief Minister promises to be an interesting chapter in his evolving political journey.

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