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Chandrababu Naidu takes oath as Andhra Pradesh CM, Modi in attendance
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Chandrababu Naidu takes oath as Andhra Pradesh CM, Modi in attendance

| @indiablooms | 12 Jun 2024, 11:41 am

Vijayawada/IBNS: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu took oath as the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, more than a week after his party swept the assembly elections.

The oath-taking ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is an ally along with actor-turned politician Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena Party.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, a top BJP leader, was also present.

After the oath, Prime Minister Modi offered Naidu a bouquet of flowers, hugged him and patted on his back.

Several film personalities including Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi are on the stage at the oath-taking ceremony.

TDP general secretary and Naidu's son Nara Lokesh was seen playing the role of a host at the grand ceremony.

Apart from Naidu, Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan, Nara Lokesh also sworn in as the cabinet ministers.

Naidu was elected as the leader of the ruling coalition, National Democratic Alliance or NDA, in Vijayawada on Tuesday.

Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan proposed Naidu's name as the NDA leader. All members of the coalition, which swept the recently concluded assembly elections, agreed to it.

After getting elected as the NDA leader, Naidu said, "Thank you for electing me as the leader of the legislative party. Also, kudos to the people who gave the verdict which has never been given in the history of the state."

During the NDA meeting, Naidu declared his government will make Amaravati as the state capital. 

"Amaravati will be the capital of our state. We will aim to develop the entire state, not just a few places," Naidu as quoted by The Indian Express.

YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is set to be succeeded by Naidu, had proposed an idea of decentralised development in the state.

Reddy as the Chief Minister floated the idea of making Amaravati as the legislative capital, Visakhapatnam as the administrative capital and Kurnool as the judicial capital.

The TDP, Jana Sena Party and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which are in an alliance, have bagged 135, 21, 8 seats. YSRCP, which came to power in 2019, won only 11 seats.

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