YSR Congress Party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy sworn-in as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh at 12:23 PM on May 30 after sweeping the state with an overwhelming public mandate.
Stepping into his father shoes, late YS Rajasekhara Reddy and former Chief Minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh who died in a helicopter crash in 2009, a teary-eyed Jagan Mohan Reddy took the Chief Ministerial chair in the presence of over 40,000 supporters at Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in Vijayawada.
Only Reddy took oath Thursday and his council of ministers is expected to be sworn in on June 7.
Jagan Mohan Reddy succeeded TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu by winning 151 out of 175 seats in the state, YSRCP also won an overwhelming 50% of the vote-share, while TDP's tally drastically reduced from 102 in 2014 Assembly elections to mere 23 seats.
With an ecstatic reception from supporters, the YSRCP chief arrived at the IGMC stadium, where his sister Sharmila was welcomed with the crowd chanting 'Bye Bye Babu', her campaign slogan in Mangalagiri.
While, Jagan Mohan gave a telephonic invitation to former CM of the state Chandrababu Naidu, he decided to skip the ceremony, instead sent a delegation of leaders to Jagan's residence to extend his wishes on Thursday.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, DMK chief M K Stalin and Puducherry Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao were the special guests. Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali, Assembly Speaker Pocharam Srinivasa Reddy, minister Talasani Srinivasa Yadav also attended the swearing-in ceremony.
Reddy's mother and YSRC honorary president Y S Vijayamma, his wife Bharati and sister Sharmila and other members of the family were specially seated on the dais.
Reddy reached the stadium and went round the galleries in an open-top jeep to greet thousands of people who came to witness the event
The YSRC also won 22 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in the state in the recently concluded polls.
(With PTI inputs)