YS Jagan Mohan Reddy sworn in as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister 

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 30, 2019, 12.28 PM(IST) May 30, 2019, 12.44 PM(IST)

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy takes oath as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, in Vijayawada. Photograph:( ANI )

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Governor E S L Narasimhan administered the oath of office and secrecy at 12.23 pm.

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy was sworn in as chief minister of Andhra Pradesh at Indira Gandhi Municipal stadium in Vijayawada on Thursday.

Governor E S L Narasimhan administered the oath of office and secrecy at 12.23 pm in the presence of several VVIPs, including Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, DMK president MK Stalin and leaders of various other political parties.

Jagan is the son of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy. 

He was earlier a Member of Parliament from Kadapa Lok Sabha constituency. 

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Around 30,000 people attended the ceremony at the IGMC Stadium and the Krishna district administration had made elaborate security arrangements with 5,000 police personnel deployed at the venue. 

YSRCP registered a landslide victory in the 175-member strong Assembly in the recently held election.

The party won 151 seats out of 175, whereas TDP`s strength was drastically reduced from 102 in the 2014 Assembly elections to a mere 23. 

YSRCP polled 49.9 per cent votes, while TDP got a 39.2 per cent vote share. 

YSRCP also bagged 22 Lok Sabha seats out of 25 in the state, while TDP managed just three seats.

Taking a jibe at Naidu, Jaganmohan Reddy recently said, "The fate of Chandrababu Naidu proves that God will punish those who act without justice. Chandrababu had purchased and grabbed 23 MLAs and three MPs of YSRCP in 2014. But now in 2019, his party is left with 23 MLAs and three MPs. God alone can write such great script and do such a wonderful poetic justice."

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