Jaganmohan Reddy meets Narendra Modi ahead of swearing-in as Andhra Pradesh CM; duo likely to discuss special status for state

New Delhi: YSR Congress Party leader Jaganmohan Reddy who is set to take oath as the new chief minister of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday arrived in the national capital and met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The meeting was held at Modi's residence at Lok Kalyan Marg.

Reddy presented the prime minister with a bouquet and shawl.

Reddy, whose party achieved a landslide victory, winning 151 seats in the 175-member Assembly and 22 out of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh, discussed providing outside or issue-based support to Narendra Modi's government, sources said.

During his election campaign, the chief minister-designate Reddy had mentioned that his party would support whosoever promises Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh.

On Saturday, Reddy went to Hyderabad where he met Governor ESL Narasimhan and Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, popularly known as KCR. The two leaders discussed the latest political developments and decided to work together for the development of Telugu states.

Party sources said that Jagan invited KCR for his swearing-in ceremony to be held in Vijayawada on 30 May.

Meanwhile, N Chandrababu Naidu had submitted his resignation to Governor Narasimhan on Thursday after he lost the polls. The 14th Andhra Pradesh legislative Assembly was dissolved on Saturday after the notification in this regard was issued by Governor ESL Narasimhan.

The YSRCP got an absolute majority in the Assembly, ousting N Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party (TDP) from power in the state.

Narendra Modi-led NDA swept the elections and won 352 out of 542 seats in the 17th Lok Sabha elections. As per official numbers, the BJP secured 303 seats, 22 more than its 2014 figures.

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Updated Date: May 26, 2019 12:48:33 IST