Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy took oath at the Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in Vijayawada on Thursday. More than 40,000 people attended the ceremony.
The ceremony was administered by Governor E.S.L. (Ekkadu Srinivasan Lakshmi) Narasimhan. Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao and DMK president M.K. Stalin were among the noted guests who attended the ceremony.
Incidentally, N Chandrababu Naidu, the erstwhile Chief Minister of the state did not attend the ceremony.
While addressing the attendees of the Chief Ministerial oath taking ceremony, Reddy said, “As a chief minister, I give you one assurance — I am here to listen to you and realise your dreams.”
He also thanked the people of Andhra Pradesh for giving him the mandate. He also extended wishes to Stalin to become the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
While congratulating Reddy on assuming the office of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Telangana CM Rao said, “Responsibly lies on Jagan in utilising the Krishna Godavari waters in an efficient manner.”
Reddy was accompanied by his mother Y.S. Vijaya Lakshmi, sister Sharmila and wife Bharati in the ceremony. Other attendees included Chief Secretary L.V.Subrahmanyam, Telangana Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav, BJP MLCs Somu Veerraju, P.V.N. Madhav and actor Ali, who had joined YSCRP recently, before the elections.