Chandrababu Naidu Takes Oath As Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister For 4th Term

Visakhapatnam: TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday took oath as the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister for the fourth time.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union ministers JP Nadda and Bandi Sanjay Kumar, and several other leaders attended the oath-taking ceremony.

Naidu took oath around 11.27 am near Gannavaram Airport in Kesarapalli on the outskirts of Vijayawada. Along with Naidu, Janasena chief Pawan Kalyan, the TDP supremo’s son Nara Lokesh and 22 others also took the oath.

Pawan Kalyan reportedly has been offered the deputy chief minister’s post. Janasena is being offered three cabinet berths and the Bharatiya Janata Paty one.

In the 175-member Andhra Pradesh assembly, the cabinet can have 26 ministers, including the chief minister.

In separate meetings on Tuesday, June 11, the Telugu Desam Legislature Party and NDA partners elected Naidu as their leader.

Addressing the legislators, Naidu asserted that he is committed to developing Amaravati as the state’s sole capital.

“With all your cooperation, I am swearing in tomorrow (as the CM) and I would like to thank you all for that. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is coming for the swearing-in ceremony,” Naidu said, adding he had sought cooperation from the Union government for Andhra Pradesh’s development and it was “assured”.

Andhra Pradesh assembly, the cabinet can have 26 ministers, including the chief minister.

In separate meetings on Tuesday, June 11, the Telugu Desam Legislature Party and NDA partners elected Naidu as their leader.

Addressing the legislators, Naidu asserted that he is committed to developing Amaravati as the state’s sole capital.

“With all your cooperation, I am swearing in tomorrow (as the CM) and I would like to thank you all for that. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is coming for the swearing-in ceremony,” Naidu said, adding he had sought cooperation from the Union government for Andhra Pradesh’s development and it was “assured”.

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