The South Asian Times

16 June 2019 11:07 AM

CM-designate Jagan invites Modi for swearing-in ceremony (Lead)

By IANS

New Delhi, May 26: YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) leader and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister-designate Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Sunday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and invited him for his swearing-in ceremony to be held in Vijayawada on May 30.

Reddy also apprised Modi of the current situation in Andhra Pradesh and discussed the issues of special category status to the state.

Modi said he had "an excellent meeting" with Reddy.

"We had a fruitful interaction on several issues pertaining to Andhra Pradesh's development. Assured him all possible support from the Centre during his term," Modi tweeted.

Reddy presented the Prime Minister a bouquet and a shawl, and congratulated him on winning a second term in office. Other YSRCP leaders too were present during the meeting at the Prime Minister's residence in 7, Lok Kalyan Marg here.

Reddy also met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah. The YSRCP leader is likely to meet senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh in the evening on Sunday.

Reddy, whose YSR Congress Party registered a landslide victory in the Assembly elections by winning 151 out of 175 seats, ousted the N. Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government in Andhra Pradesh.

With 22 parliamentary seats under its belt, YSRCP is the fourth largest party in the Lok Sabha.

Earlier, YSRCP had made it clear that it would support any party or alliance provided Andhra Pradesh got special status.

 

Update: 26 May, 2019

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