Chandrababu Naidu takes oath as Andhra Pradesh CM

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national president N. Chandrababu Naidu takes oath as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for the fourth time on Wednesday, June 12.

| Updated: 12 June, 2024 1:14 pm IST
Chandrababu Naidu takes oath as Andhra CM for the fourth time
Chandrababu Naidu takes oath as Andhra CM for the fourth time

NEW DELHI: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national president N. Chandrababu Naidu takes oath as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for the fourth time on Wednesday, June 12.

Naidu took the oath in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and various other senior leaders from the NDA and TDP including Jagat Prakash Nadda, Nitin Gadkari, Chirag Paswan and Bandi Sanjay Kumar were present at the Kesarapalli IT Park in Vijayawada.

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Naidu’s son, Nara Lokesh, is slated for induction into the cabinet. Additionally, two leaders who defected from the YSR Congress – Anam Ramnarayana Reddy and Kolusu Parthasarathy – are set to take oath as ministers today.

Naidu has assigned three berths to the Jana Sena Party, with Pawan Kalyan receiving the Deputy Chief Minister’s position, who also took the oath following Chandrababu Naidu. Additionally, one ministerial position has been allotted to Satya Kumar Yadav from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Alongwith Naidu, 24 MLAs from NDA Alliance are set to take the oath as Ministers. Among the 24 ministers in Naidu’s cabinet, 17 are newcomers. The cabinet comprises three women, eight leaders from the Backward Class community, two from Scheduled Castes (SC), one from Scheduled Tribes (ST), and one Muslim.
Numerous notable figures, such as Allu Arjun, Rajinikanth, Allu Sirish, and the esteemed veteran actor Chiranjeevi, graced the occasion with their presence.
In the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), under the leadership of the TDP, secured victory in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly, claiming 164 out of 175 seats. The TDP triumphed in 135 out of the 144 seats it contested, while the Jana Sena Party (JSP) secured all 21 seats it contested, and the BJP clinched eight out of the 10 seats it contested. The incumbent YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) managed to win only 11 seats.

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