Jagan Mohan Reddy sworn in as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister

Vastavam web: After a heated political campaign and a sweeping victory, YSR Congress chief Yeduguri Sandinti Jaganmohan Reddy has taken oath as the second chief minister of Andhra Pradesh post its bifurcation. Jaganmohan Reddy, 46, took the oath in Telugu at 12.23 pm as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday as Governor ESL Narasimhan administered the oath of office and secrecy to the YSRCP chief at the Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in Vijayawada, amid huge cheers from the thousands of people who had gathered to witness the event. Soon after he took oath, Jagan received blessings from religious leaders of Christian, Muslim and Hindu communities, who chanted prayers and sang hymns on stage.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, DMK chief M K Stalin and Puducherry Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao were the special guests. Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali, Assembly Speaker Pocharam Srinivasa Reddy, minister Talasani Srinivasa Yadav also attended the swearing-in ceremony. Jagan Mohan Reddy mother and YSRC honorary president Y S Vijayamma, his wife Bharati and sister Sharmila and other members of the family were specially seated on the dais.