The stage is set for the swearing-in ceremony of Chief Minister-designate Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy at the Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in Vijayawada on Thursday.
The swearing in will be held at 12.23 p.m. While a large number of people are being expected to come from every corner of the State to witness the event, arrangements could be made to accommodate just about 40,000 people in and around the stadium on Thursday.
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao and DMK president M.K. Stalin will attend the function.
Christian priests bless Jagan.
No other ministers take oath along with Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Governor greets all the dignitaries on the dais and leave the place
All-religious prayers for the new chief miinister.
Loud applause from crowds when he calls himself Andhra Pradesh chief minister.
He takes a pause when he refers himself to as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
Jagan takes oath of office and secrecy.
It’s time for national anthem.
Governor enters the dais, hugs Jagan.
Occupies CM-designate chair.
Gets up the dais and waves to the crowds.
Jagan enters the stadium. Goes around the stadium in an open top jeep, waving to the crowds. Greets the fans with folded hands.
Telangana assembly speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy also arrives on the dais.
Telangana Rajya Sabha member J Santosh, minister Talasani Srinivasa Yadav, CPI leaders K Narayana and Ramakrishna also attend the ceremony.
Rajya Sabha member K Kesava Rao also attends Jagan’s swearing-in ceremony.
DMK chief M K Stalin and Pondicherry minister Malladi Krishna Rao also attend the ceremony.
Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik already reached the venue.
Stadium packed with nearly 20,000 people.
His mother Vijayalakshmi, wife Bharati, sister Sharmila and daughters Harsha Reddy and Varsha Reddy also follow Jagan to the swearing-in venue.
Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy leaves his Tadepalli residence in Amaravati to Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium, Vijayawada, where he will be sworn-in as the new chief minister of Andhra Pradesh at 12.23 pm
ll set for YSR Congress party president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy’s swearing-in as the new chief minister of Andhra Pradesh.