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YSRCP MLAs to elect Jagan as their leader on Saturday

IANS  |  Amaravati 

The newly-elected legislators of the Congress Party (YSRCP) in will meet here on Saturday to formally elect as their

The will meet at the party office at 11 a.m. According to party sources, it will pass a resolution unanimously electing Reddy as its

YSRCP, which stormed to power bagging 151 seats in the 175-member Assembly, will later submit a resolution to to formally stake claim to form the government in the state.

Jagan, as the YSRCP is popularly known among his supporters, has already announced that he will take oath as the minister on May 30 in

Officials started making arrangements for the swearing-in ceremony, which is likely to be attended by Telangana Minister and leaders of some other regional parties, at the city's

A large number of YSRCP workers from across the state are expected to attend the event, which is likely to take place between 11.40 a.m. and 12 noon.

Police met Jagan on Friday to discuss the arrangements, though it was not clear if he alone will take oath or so some legislators would also be sworn-in with him as ministers.

Meanwhile, a day after victory, aspirants of ministerial berths and top bureaucrats made a beeline at his residence at Tadepalli in state capital region Amaravati.

Senior party leaders and legislators, including those who worked as ministers in the Cabinets of Jagan's father between 2004 and 2009, were among the aspirants who called on the

The YSRCP chief began the day by offering prayers at Anil Kumar Singhal, who accompanied the priests, offered prasadam to Jagan and his family members.

Leaders and workers from various parts of the state continued to descend on Tadepalli in processions to celebrate the party's massive victory.

The road leading to Jagan's home in Tadepalli village on the banks of was barricaded on both sides.

Top (IAS) and (IPS) officials too made a beeline at Jagan's house to congratulate him. Those who called on the leader, of Police (DGP) R.P. Thakur.

Meanwhile, the (GAD) has readied six-vehicle convoy for the new



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First Published: Fri, May 24 2019. 19:12 IST