YSRCP chief Jaganmohan Reddy meets Narendra Modi in Delhi

YSRCP chief Jaganmohan Reddy, who has registered a landslide win in the Andhra Pradesh assembly elections, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Sunday. Jagan is learnt to have invited PM Modi to his swearing-in ceremony as well.

Other leaders of YSRCP such as V Vijaya Sai Reddy were also present at the meeting on Sunday.

Jagan presented PM Modi with a bouquet and a shawl during the meeting while the two newly elected leaders chatted for a brief while.

After the meeting Jagan will head to Andhra Bhawan in Delhi.

Both Jagan and Narendra Modi are expected to be sworn-in on May 30 to their respective governments in Andhra Pradesh and Centre.

Jaganmohan Reddy rode to victory in a stellar performance in Andhra Pradesh, ousting the Chandrababu Naidu government. YSRCP, led by Reddy, has won 151 of the 176 assembly seats while Telugu Desam Party (TDP) managed to win only 23 seats.

His party has also won 22 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats from Andhra Pradesh.

Jagan’s meeting with PM Modi gains further significance as he has never openly criticised the BJP and has maintained that he will support whoever gives special status to Andhra Pradesh.

His protests on the special status issue even forced Chandrababu Naidu to quit NDA in a haste.

Jaganmohan Reddy has also invited Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to his swearing-in on May 30.

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 on Saturday.

The party has announced the swearing-in ceremony would be held on May 30 at Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in Vijayawada.

Updated: May 26, 2019 — 11:35 am