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Modi congratulates Naidu Garu on becoming Andhra CM; Chandrababu Naidu thanks "august presence" of PM

June 12, 2024 04:43 PM

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday posted a congratulatory message for Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo N Chandrababu Naidu on being sworn in as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

In his post on X, the Prime Minister said, "Attended the oath-taking ceremony of the new Andhra Pradesh Government. Congratulations to @ncbn Garu on becoming the Chief Minister and also to all the others who took oath as Ministers in the Government." "The @JaiTDP, @JanaSenaParty and @BJP4Andhra Government is fully committed to taking AP to new heights of glory and fulfilling the aspirations of the state's youth," the post read.

Naidu also responded to PM Modi's tweet "Thank you, Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi Ji, for your august presence at the oath-taking ceremony in Amaravati today. The @JaiTDP , @JanaSenaParty and @BJP4Andhra Government will strive to deliver a people-centric governance. We're grateful for your commitment to the future of our state."


In an earlier post on X, the TDP supremo wrote, "Took oath as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh at the swearing-in ceremony in Amaravati today. I devote myself to serving the people of my state. Thank you Andhra Pradesh!

After being sworn into office, Chief Minister Naidu shared a hug with PM Modi on stage at a ceremony at Kesarpalli IT Park in Gannavaram Mandal on the outskirts of Vijayawada.
This is the fourth time that Naidu is assuming charge as Andhra Chief Minister and the second time after the bi-furcation in 2014. Naidu became chief minister first in 1995, before the Andhra bifurcation and he led the state until 2004 for nine consecutive years. The TDP supremo returned as the chief minister of the bifurcated Andhra in 2014 and served until 2019.


A total of 24 MLAs of TDP, Janasena party and BJP took oath as ministers along with the Chief Minister. Andhra Governor S Abdul Nazeer administered oath of office to ministers.
Union Ministers Amit Shah, JP Nadda, Nitin Gadkari, Rammohan Naidu, Chirag Paswan and Ramdas Athawale among others, were present at the event. Former Telangana governor Tamilisai Soundarajan and Naidu's wife Nara Bhuvaneshwari were also present on the occasion.

Former Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, NCP (Ajit Pawar) leader Praful Patel, former Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam, Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde, actors Chiranjeevi, Rajnikanth, Nandamuri Balakrishna, and Ram Charan were also present.

Naidu had led the TDP- BJP-Janasena National Democratic Alliance to a landslide victory in the Assembly as well as parliamentary elections. TDP holds the majority in Andhra Pradesh 175-member assembly with 135 MLAs, while its allies, the Janasena Party, has 21 and BJP has eight. The opposition YSR Congress Party was confined to a meagure 11.

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