Vijayawada: YS Jaganmohan Reddy was on Saturday unanimously elected as the leader of the YSRC legislature party, sources said. Also Read - Rajya Sabha Election Result 2020: Clean Sweep For Jagan Reddy as YSRCP Wins All Four Seats in Andhra Pradesh
The meeting of the newly elected MLAs at the YSR Congress office here lasted for 45 minutes before the decision was made, the party sources said. Also Read - TDP Leaders Put Under House Arrest Ahead of Andhra Cabinet Meet; Chandrababu Naidu Calls it 'Dictatorial Attitude'
Thanking the MLAs for electing him as the legislature party leader, Reddy said,”in 2019, people voted for us out of faith and belief, in 2024 they should give us a bigger mandate because of our performance.” Also Read - Andhra Pradesh: Stones, Slipper Hurled at Chandrababu Naidu on His Way to Amravati
He also sought the support of the newly-elected MLAs to help him earn the “performing Chief Minister,” within a year, a YSRC legislator told PTI.
The Reddy’s election would be conveyed to Governor EVL Narasimhan later Saturday for the party to stake claim to form the government in the state, the sources added.
The party had earlier announced that the swearing-in ceremony would be held on May 30 at Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium located in the city.
In a spectacular performance, Reddy’s YSR Congress had won 151 of 175 Assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh, the elections for which were held on April 11.