Vijayawada: Governor E S L Narasimhan invited YSR Congress Party Chief Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, who led his party to a thumping win in both Assembly and Lok Sabha polls in Andhra Pradesh, to form the next government in the State.
The swearing-in ceremony would be held at Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation stadium, Vijayawada, on May 30 at 12.23 PM, a Raj Bhavan communique said.
Armed with the resolution unanimously electing him as the YSRCLP leader, YS Jagan met Governor Narasimhan at the Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad and staked claim to form the government. "While congratulating Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on his election as the Leader of YSR Congress Legislature Party, the Hon'ble Governor has invited him to form the government," a Raj Bhavan communique said.
The communique said Botsa Satyanarayana and other YSRCP elected members of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly called on the governor and informed him about Reddy's election as YSRCP Legislature Party leader.
YS Jagan, who reached Hyderabad by air from Vijayawada, met the governor around 4.30 PM, official sources said. After his meeting with the governor, YS Jagan called on Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao at Pragati Bhavan, the latter's official residence in the city.
Earlier, at the meeting of the newly elected MLAs at the YSRCP office in Vijayawada, a resolution was adopted electing YS Jagan as the legislature party leader, the party sources said.
Thanking the MLAs for electing him as the legislature party leader, YS Jagan 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 YSRCP legislator said.
In a spectacular performance, YS Jagan, son of late Chief Minister Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy, led his YSR Congress Party to a landslide victory, winning 151 of 175 Assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh, in the elections held on April 11.
While the TDP headed by N Chandrababu Naidu got 23 seats, the Jana Sena Party had won only one seat. The YSRCP had bagged 22 of the 25 seats in Lok Sabha elections while the TDP managed to get only three seats.
After the YSRCLP meeting, its parliamentary party meeting was held, where YS Jagan stressed on the need for raising various demands of the southern state in Parliament by both the party's Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha members.
"We have been advised to stay committed and united for the demand for special status and other provisions in AP Reorganisation Act," a newly-elected MP, Gorantla Madhav, told reporters.
YS Jagan earlier met 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.(With inputs from PTI)