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Jagan set to become CM of Andhra Pradesh

Forty-six-old Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy is all set to become the second Chief Minister of residual Andhra Pradesh after steering his YSRCP in the direction of a landslide victory. At 2 pm, YSRCP is leading in 145 of the 175 seats in Andhra Pradesh Assembly leaving just about 25 for TDP and five to other parties including Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena party.
 
The two national parties, Congress and BJP were nowhere in the scene. YSRCP maintained the same trend in Lok Sabha elections leading in 24 of the 25 seats. By 2 pm, YSRCP’s vote share stood at 50.3 per cent and TDP’s 38%. The two national parties, Congress and BJP were nowhere in the scene.
 
As the news of Mr. Jagan’s grand victory spread, a large number of his supporters started gathering  at YSRCP office at Tadepalli in the capital region of Amaravati to celebrate the massive victory. A supporter brought a big nameplate,“Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.” Even on social media, the main hashtags trending as #APCMJagan and #APElections2019. 
 
Senior YSRCP leader, S.V. Subba Reddy told media persons that the YSRC Legislature Party meeting would be held on May 25 where Mr. Jagan would be formally elected as the leader. The swearing of Mr. Jagan as Chief Minister is likely to be on May 30. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has taken the appointment of Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and may submit his resignation this the evening. 
 
The first Assembly elections of the residual Andhra Pradesh five years after the bifurcation was held on April 11. The ruling Telugu Desam Party is pitted against the Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy-led YSR Congress. Telugu superstar Pawan Kalyan is also making his political debut this time.
 
The Southern State sends 25 MPs to the Lok Sabha. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is one of the key regional leaders trying to unite the Opposition parties against the National Democratic Alliance.

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