Andhra Pradesh Assembly Election Result 2019 Updates: After suffering an initial setback, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Nasu regained hold in his bastion, Kuppam constituency and also won the seat by defeating YSR Congress Party candidate K Chandra Mouli by 29, 993 votes.
Andhra Pradesh Assembly Election Result 2019 LATEST Updates: After suffering an initial setback, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Nasu regained hold in his bastion, Kuppam constituency and also won the seat by defeating YSR Congress Party candidate K Chandra Mouli by 29, 993 votes.
Talking to the media at his residence in Amaravati, YSRC chief Jaganmohan Reddy congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the BJP's performance in the Lok Sabha polls. Reddy asserted that his fight for securing special category status for Andhra Pradesh would continue. However, he declined to speak about Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao called Jaganmohan Reddy over phone and congratulated him over the YSRC's thumping win in the general elections. Wishing Reddy all the best, Rao hoped he would lead Andhra Pradesh further on the path of progress and the relationship between the two states would get better.
YS Jagan Reddy is expected to be sworn-in on 30 May subject to technical clearances, senior YSR Congress leader Ummareddy Venkateswarulu was quoted as saying. Jagan is set to sweep the elections in Andhra Pradesh, with a landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections and a whopping 147 of the state's 175 Assembly seats. The majority mark in the State Assembly stands at 88.
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With YSRCP leading on 149 seats, party chief Jaganmohan Reddy prepares to dethrone N Chandrababu Naidu as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. Naidu is likely to tender his resignation today. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) were leading on 25 seats while, the Jana Sena Party on one.
As initial leads suggested a landslide victory for Jaganmohan Reddy in Andhra Pradesh, the YSR Congress Party chief says, "This is the victory of Andhra Pradesh people."
The Jaganmohan Reddy-led YSR Congress Party on Thursday is on course to register a massive victory in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly election, ending the five year-rule of the Telugu Desam Party. The 11 am trend suggests that the YSRCP is leading in 145 out of the 175 seats, while the TDP is leading in just 29 seats. The Jana Sena, led by cine star Pawan Kalyan, has also failed to make any impact. Kalyan is currently trailing from Bhimavaram and Gajuwaka Assembly constituencies.
File image of YSRC chief Jaganmohan Reddy. Reuters
Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu is reportedly trailing in Kuppam contituency, in his native Chittoor distirct, from where he is seeking re-election to the Assembly for the ninth term. He is pitted against YSRCP's Krishna Chandra Mouli. The chief minister's son Nara Lokesh is also reportedly trailing in Mangalagiri. It is to be noted that Naidu had called the Assembly election as a “life and death issue” for the people of Andhra Pradesh while YSRCP propagated that this would be the final electoral battle for the former, the self-styled “senior-most politician” in the country.
The exit polls had given that the YSRCP 111-135 seats in 175-member Assembly, others predicted that the TDP could win 90-111 seats. They predicted one to five seats for actor Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena, which made its electoral debut in 2019 General Election.
The YSCRCP was formed in March 2011 after Jaganmohan split from the Congress, accusing the Grand Old Party of ill-treating him following the death of his father YS Rajasekhar Reddy, who died in a helicopter crash in 2009.