YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Thursday took oath as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He is the second Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh post the bifurcation of the state. Governor ESL Narasimhan administered the oath of office and secrecy to Jagan at Vijayawada's Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium at 12.23 pm.
The YSRCP got an absolute majority in 175-member strong Assembly. The party won 151 seats out of 175, while TDP's strength was drastically reduced from 102 in the 2014 Assembly elections to a mere 23.
For the first time, special arrangements have been made at the Andhra Pradesh Bhavan in New Delhi for live streaming of the swearing-in ceremony. ceremony.
On the eve of his swearing-in, the YSRC chief visited the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala Wednesday morning and offered prayers.He then went to Kadapa town and offered prayers at the famous Amin Peer (Pedda) Dargah and presented a chadar.