Jagan Reddy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an hour-long meeting
A day after staking claim to form government in Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress Party chief Jagan Mohan Reddy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi. Mr Reddy, whose party achieved a landslide victory in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday, had an hour-long meeting with the PM where he discussed the issues of special category status to Andhra Pradesh and the state's financial situation and sought central funds.
After visiting PM Modi, he is expected to interact with Andhra Bhawan officials in the capital, news agency PTI said.
Mr Reddy will take oath as Andhra Chief Minister on May 30 in Vijayawada. Earlier today, he was unanimously elected as the leader of the YSRC legislature party.
The YSR Congress Party had a spectacular performance in both the state elections and the Lok Sabha polls. Mr Reddy's party had won 151 of 175 assembly and 22 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh, the elections for which were held on April 11. For the elections, Jagan Reddy had centred his campaign around the Special Category Status for the state. He was elected to the state Assembly with the highest margin of over 90,000 votes while Malladi Vishnu of his party won the election with lowest margin of 25 votes.
Here are the LIVE updates of Jagan Mohan Reddy's meeting with PM Modi:
"Excellent meeting," says PM Modi
After meeting with Jagan Reddy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted about their meeting.
"Had an excellent meeting with Andhra Pradesh's CM designate @ysjagan. We had a fruitful interaction on several issues pertaining to AP's development. Assured him all possible support from the Centre during his term," PM Modi tweeted.
Jagan Mohan reddy also meets BJP party president Amit Shah.
YS Jagan Mohan Reddy met Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Saturday to discuss ways in which they could work together for the benefit of both Telugu states.
Jagan Reddy and his wife, YS Bharati, were given a warm welcome at Pragati Bhavan, the official residence of Telangana Chief Minister, after which he invited Mr Rao to his swearing-in ceremony at Vijayawada on May 30.
Jagan Mohan Reddy's YSR Congress Party won a massive mandate of 151 seats in the 175-member state assembly, virtually decimating Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party that won just 23 seats. In the Lok Sabha, the YSR Congress Party lawmakers will now represent 22 of 25 state's parliamentary constituencies. The TDP has won just three Lok Sabha seats.
Jagan Mohan Reddy in his hour-long meeting with PM Modi, discussed the issues of special category status to Andhra Pradesh and the state's financial situation. Jagan Reddy also sough central funds, reports Press Trust of India.
The YSR Congress Party had a spectacular performance in both the state elections and the Lok Sabha polls. Mr Reddy's party had won 151 of 175 assembly and 22 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh, the elections for which were held on April 11.
Jagan Reddy has arrived at PM Modi's residence.
He is likely to take up the issue of Special Category Status for Andhra Pradesh.
Jagan Mohan Reddy arrives in Delhi.