YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy would be sworn-in as the new chief minister of the State on May 30. He had zeroed in on Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation Stadium grounds in Vijayawada for the mega event. Governor ESL Narasimhan would administer the oath to the new chief minister. However, it is not known yet whether Jaganmohan Reddy would carry some of his cabinet ministers on the day or would leave it for next time.
Earlier in the day, Jaganmohan Reddy was elected as the leader of the YSR Legislature Party. Former minister Botsa Satyanarayana proposed Jaganmohan Reddy’s name as YSRLP leader and was seconded by former ministers Dharmana Prasada Rao and K P Saradhi. The YSRLP passed a unanimous resolution electing Jaganmohan Reddy as the leader and the resolution was submitted to the Governor by Botsa Satyanarayana and other MLAs.
Jaganmohan Reddy also met the Governor in Hyderabad. After exchange of pleasantries, the Governor invited Jaganmohan Reddy to form the government. Accordingly, Raj Bhavan issued an official communication stating that the Governor would administer the oath to Jaganmohan Reddy as chief minister on May 30 at IGMC Stadium in Vijayawada.
Jaganmohan Reddy also met Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekar Rao at Pragathi Bhavan in Hyderabad. KCR welcomed Jaganmohan Reddy and greeted him on his thumping victory. He extended support to the AP on all fronts including the demand for special category status. The meeting was emotional between KCR and Jaganmohan Reddy as the victory for Jagan was delayed by five years. KCR had predicted Jaganmohan Reddy’s victory in 2014 too but the latter lost the hot seat by a small margin of votes. The dream had come true for both of them as Telugu Desam Party supremo Chandrababu Naidu had been the common rival. It was like great relief for both of them to see Chandrababu Naidu out of power in the two Telugu States and the TDP’s existence had become a big question now.