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May 30, 2019
4:52PM

Jagan Reddy sworn in as Andhra Pradesh CM

PTI
YSR Congress party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has taken oath as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh today.

Governor ESL Narasimhan administered him the oath of office and secrecy at Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in Vijayawada. Mr Reddy is the second Chief Minister of the bifurcated Andhra Pradesh.

In the presence of a large number of his followers who came there to witness his swearing-in-ceremony, Jagan Mohan Reddy has put his first signature on the file hiking social security pensions from next month.

In his maiden address as chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, he announced that he would create one lakh  60,000 jobs by October this year and fill up 4 lakh gram volunteers from August 15th. Jagan assured that he would implement Navaratnalu - a total of nine promises  - a key aspect in his election manifesto in letter and spirit. Earlier, as soon as Jagan rose to take oath as second chief minister of bifurcated Andhra Pradesh, the joy of his followers and YSR congress workers knew no bounds.

Their slogans in favour of their leader echoed the Indira Gandhi  Stadium. 


After Swearing in as Chief Minister Of Andhra Pradesh  Y.S.Jagan Mohan Reddy said he will give a corruption-free administration. In his maiden speech, Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy also said that the administration will be cleansed from top to bottom in a year.

Mr. Jagan added that the government wants to save 10 to 20% in the tendering process and will introduce "reverse tendering".  He said he will appoint a judicial commission to look into tenders and that the power purchase rates will be reviewed. Mr. Jagan also assured that the old age pension will be increased to Rs. 2250 this year.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on taking oath as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He assured Mr Reddy of full cooperation from the Centre. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, Centre will work together to take Andhra Pradesh to new heights.

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