Telugu Desam Party supremo N Chandrababu Naidu, who has a few records, including being the longest serving Chief Minister in Andhra Pradesh, finds himself at the crossroads as his TDP faced a rout in the Assembly as well as Lok Sabha polls, dashing his hopes of emerging kingmaker at the national level. After the bifurcation, the first assembly elections were held on 11th April. YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) has bagged 151 seats in 175-member Assembly. It also won 22 out of 25 Lok Sabha seats.
In 2014, the Telugu Desam Party had bagged 102 seats whereas BJP had won 4 seats. The YSRCP had won 67 seats while two independents were also elected. In the simultaneous Lok Sabha polls, TDP had won 15 seats, YSRCP 8 and BJP 2 seats.
Telugu Desam Party’ Galla Jayadev retained Guntur Lok Sabha seat with a margin of 4,800 votes over his nearest rival M. Venugopal Reddy of the YSRCP. Telugu Desam Party’s Kesineni Nani and K. Rammohan Naidu also retained Vijayawada and Srikakulam Lok Sabha seats respectively after a close contest.
On Thursday YSR Congress Party, led by YS Jagan Mohan Reddy stormed to power in Andhra Pradesh with a landslide victory, winning 151 seats in the 175-member Assembly.
YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy Jagan will take oath as the new Chief Minister on 30th May in Vijayawada. Jagan Mohan will be formally elected as leader by the party’s newly-elected legislators meeting on Saturday.