PM Modi congratulates Jagan Reddy on taking over as Andhra Pradesh CM

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated newly appointed Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and assured him of full cooperation from the Centre for the development of the state.

“Congratulations to @ysjagan on taking oath as Andhra Pradesh’s Chief Minister. I assure full cooperation from the Centre. We will work together to take Andhra Pradesh to new heights,” Modi tweeted.

Governor E S L Narasimhan administered the oath of office and secrecy to Jagan Reddy at a ceremony held at Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in Vijayawada.

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao and DMK leader M.K. Stalin were also present at the ceremony.

YSR Congress party bagged 151 of the 175 seats in the state Assembly, decimating the TDP headed by N Chandrababu Naidu.

Reddy is the second Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh after the state’s bifurcation in 2014.