Jagan elected YSRC LP leader

VIJAYAWADA/HYDERABAD, May 25: Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, who led his party to a thumping victory in both Assembly and Lok Sabha polls in Andhra Pradesh, staked claim to form the Government in the State after he was elected leader of the YSRC legislature party today.
Reddy is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital on Sunday.
The meeting assumes importance as the YSRCP chief during the election campaign had said his party would support whoever promises Andhra Pradesh the Special Category Status.
Armed with the resolution unanimously electing him as the YSRCLP leader, Reddy met AP and Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan at the Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad and staked claim to form the Government.
He reached Hyderabad by air from Vijayawada and met the Governor around 4.30 pm, official sources said.
Earlier, at the meeting of the newly elected MLAs at the YSR Congress office in Vijayawada, a resolution was adopted electing Reddy as the legislature party leader, the party sources said.
Thanking the MLAs for electing him as the legislature party leader, Reddy said, “In 2019, people voted for us out of faith and belief, in 2024 they should give us a bigger mandate because of our performance.”
He also sought the support of the MLAs to help him earn the “performing Chief Minister” tag within a year, a YSRC legislator said.
The party has announced the swearing-in ceremony would be held on May 30 at Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in Vijayawada. (PTI)