Chandrababu Naidu takes oath as Andhra Chief Minister, Pawan Kalyan sworn in as minister

N Chandrababu Naidu's fourth stint as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister marks a stunning turnaround as it comes months after his arrest in a money laundering case.
Chandrababu Naidu takes oath as Andhra Chief Minister, Pawan Kalyan sworn in as minister
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Telugu Desam Party supremo N Chandrababu Naidu took oath as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday, marking his fourth term in the post. Jana Sena Party chief and 'Power Star' Pawan Kalyan was sworn in as a Cabinet Minister.

Along with Pawan Kalyan, 23 others, including Chandrababu Naidu's son Nara Lokesh, are also expected to take oath as ministers.

The 2024 Andhra Pradesh assembly elections resulted in a landslide victory for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by the TDP, which won 135 seats of 175 seats. Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena secured 21 seats, and the BJP won 8 seats. The incumbent YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), led by Jagan Mohan Reddy, managed only 11 seats.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, actor Rajinikanth, Pawan Kalyan's elder brother and superstar Chiranjeevi, former Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan and several other leaders were present at the oath-taking ceremony in Vijaywada.

The 2024 Andhra Pradesh assembly elections resulted in a landslide victory for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), which snapped up 164 of the 175 seats. TDP alone won 135 seats, while Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena secured 21 seats, and the BJP won eight. The incumbent YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), led by Jagan Mohan Reddy, managed only 11 seats.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Telugu Desam Legislature Party and NDA partners elected Naidu as their leader. Addressing the legislators, Naidu asserted that he is committed to developing Amaravati as the sole capital of the state.

Source: India Today

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