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Priests bless Jagan Reddy ahead of oath ceremony in Vijayawada


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Local priests met Chief Minister- designate YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to bless him ahead of his swearing-in ceremony on Thursday afternoon in Vijayawada.
Governor E S L Narasimhan will administer the oath of office and secrecy at 12.23 pm.
Reddy, is the son of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy. He was earlier a Member of Parliament from Kadapa Lok Sabha constituency.
The YSRCP got an absolute majority in 175-member strong Assembly, ousting N Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party (TDP) from power in the state.
The party won 151 seats out of 175, whereas opposition 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. One seat went to the Jana Sena Party led by actor-turn politician Pawan Kalyan.
YSRCP also bagged 22 Lok Sabha seats out of 25 in the state, while TDP could get only three seats.

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First Published: May 30 2019 | 11:53 AM IST

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