Watch: TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu takes oath as Andhra CM; Pawan Kalyan too sworn in

Naidu was seen hugging Prime Minister Narendra Modi

PTI06_12_2024_000060B Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu at the latter's swearing-in ceremony, in Vijayawada | PTI

TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu took oath as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday in a grand ceremony attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Ministers Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari and J P Nadda.

Naidu was cheered on by hundreds of his supporters at the venue near Gannavaram Airport in Kesarapalli on the outskirts of Vijayawada, as he took charge as the chief minister for the fourth time. 

After swearing-in, Naidu was seen hugging Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Besides Naidu, Janasena chief and actor Pawan Kalyan took oath as a minister in the Naidu cabinet. Nara Lokesh, son of Chandrababu Naidu, also took oath as Minister. 

Former vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu, ex-chief Justice of India N V Ramana and Superstars Rajnikanth and Chiranjeevi were also present. 

Besides Naidu and Pawan Kalyan, K Atchannaidu (TDP), Nadendla Manohar (Janasena), P Narayana (TDP), Kollu Ravindra (TDP), Nimmala Rama Naidu (TDP) and Satya Kumar Yadav (BJP) took oath as ministers.

The Pawan Kalyan-led party has got three and BJP one berth in the cabinet. As per the strength of Andhra Pradesh assembly (175), the cabinet can have 26 ministers, including the CM. In separate meetings on Tuesday, the Telugu Desam Legislature Party and NDA partners elected Naidu as their leader. The NDA comprising TDP, BJP and Janasena won a landslide victory in the recently concluded simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the southern state with a huge majority of 164 out of the total 175 Assembly and 21 out of the total 25 Lok Sabha seats

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