Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s five-deputy chief minister policy has inspired a few caste groups here to make a bid for deputy CM post. Posters have sprung up in the city urging the ruling AIADMK to emulate its Andhra counterpart and allot a deputy CM post to the community.
“Jagan has made members of five backward communities deputy chief ministers. Tamil Nadu is a cradle of social justice. If the rulers are really committed to social justice, they should appoint a member of Nadar community as deputy chief minister and allot a few ministerial berths,” Karthikeyan added. However, the demand has not drawn the attention of the prominent groups representing the community in the state which already has an erstwhile CM occupying the post of deputy Chief Minister.