Jagan meets Andhra Governor, stakes claim to form government

Published on May 25, 2019 05:46 PM IST

Accompanied by few senior leaders of the party, Jagan Mohan Reddy submitted to the governor the resolution passed by the meeting of party legislators electing him as the leader.

FILE- In this Jan. 11, 2011 file photo, former Congress party lawmaker Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, center, participates in a day-long fast to protest against alleged injustice to farmers from Andhra Pradesh state, in New Delhi, India. Reddy was attacked Thursday by a young man while waiting to board a flight at an airport in southern India and suffered a minor cut in his arm, police said. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan, File)(AP)
FILE- In this Jan. 11, 2011 file photo, former Congress party lawmaker Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, center, participates in a day-long fast to protest against alleged injustice to farmers from Andhra Pradesh state, in New Delhi, India. Reddy was attacked Thursday by a young man while waiting to board a flight at an airport in southern India and suffered a minor cut in his arm, police said. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan, File)(AP)
Hyderabad | ByIANS

YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday met Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and formally staked claim to form the government.

Hours after he was unanimously elected as the leader by newly-elected legislators of the YSRCP at Amaravati, Jagan Mohan Reddy landed in Hyderabad to meet the Governor.

Accompanied by few senior leaders of the party, he submitted to the governor the resolution passed by the meeting of party legislators electing him as the leader.

The YSRCP stormed to power on Thursday by winning 151 seats in 175-member Assembly.

All the newly-elected legislators attended the meeting held at Jagan Reddy’s residence at Tadepalli in the state capital region Amaravati.

Senior leader Botsa Satyanarayana proposed the name of Jagan Reddy as the leader of the YSRCP Legislature Party and it was seconded by Dharmana Prasad Rao and other top leaders.

Jagan Reddy has already announced that he will take oath as the Chief Minister on May 30 at Vijayawada.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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