With YSR Congress Party almost decimating TDP out of power in Andhra Pradesh, Jagan Mohan Reddy who steered his party YSRCP to a spectacular victory in the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections is set to take oath as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on May 30.
YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy is the son of former chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh YS Rajasekhara Reddy, who died in a helicopter crash in September 2009.
With YSR Congress Party gaining a landslide victory in the 2019 Assembly elections, Jagan Mohan Reddy has repeated what his father had achieved in 2004 when he dislodged Telugu Desam Party's (TDPs) N Chandrababu Naidu out of power.
In election trends, YSRCP is leading in 22 out of 25 Parliamentary Constituencies in Andhra Pradesh and TDP only on three, while in 175-member State Assembly, Reddy is leading on 149 seats with TDP marginalized to 25 and Pawan Kalyan Jana Sena Party to only 1.
In the 2014 Assembly elections, TDP had formed the government with 102 seats while YSRCP bagged 67 seats.
"It is the victory of people of Andhra Pradesh," Jagan said in his post on Facebook as the trends showed the YSRCP leading in 150 seats in 175-member Assembly.
Jagan thanked the people for blessing the YSRCP with their support and votes and said he would try to live up to the people's expectations.
The assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh mark a defining moment in the political scene of the state.
The victory of Jaganmohan Reddy has put a massive question mark on TDP President Chandrababu Naidu's attempt to mark his stamp in national politics with the formation of the Third Front. Though Naidu allied with the BJP in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, this time he decided to fight alone and against the BJP.
I respect people's mandate and hope that the new govt will live up to their expectations and serve them with honesty.— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) May 23, 2019
My heartfelt congratulations to @ysjagan garu.
I also congratulate Sri @narendramodi and @BJP4India.
Lauding Sri @Naveen_Odisha for his thumping win in Odisha.
Nara Lokesh wins from Mangalagiri assembly seat by 5300 votes to A Ramakrishna Reddy of YSRC.
Late YSR would be proud today: Pranab Mukherjee congratulates Jagan
Outgoing Andhra Pradesh CM & TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu: Congratulate PM Modi, YS Jaganmohan Reddy & Odisha CM for their victory. Thanking all workers who worked for party, also thanking people who blessed TDP. After final results we'll have a review. #ElectionResults2019 pic.twitter.com/0EKNsaAIcb— ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
Ram Gopal Varma hails Jagan on victory in Andhra Pradesh
Will let people know future course of action after reviewing the results, says Chandrababu Naidu in a brief presser.
Jagan and his battle for political survival: A profile
The hard work Jaganmohan put in since May 2017 is perhaps unprecedented in the annals of Independent India's political history. Like his father, Jagan undertook a statewide padayatra covering 3,641 km and interacting with at least two crore people in 14 months - a feat unmatched by any other politician.
TDP supremo Chandrababu Naidu to address press conference at 7 pm.
TDP minister extends greetings to Jaganmohan Reddy
Mandate comes with huge amount of responsibility, will take oath in Vijayawada on May 30: Jagan
People have voted for credibility: Jagan
YSRC chief Jaganmohan Reddy reaches party office in Tadepalli to address party workers.
Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan loses in Bhimavaram.
Thank you India! The faith placed in our alliance is humbling and gives us strength to work even harder to fulfil people's aspirations.— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 23, 2019
I salute every BJP Karyakarta for their determination, perseverance & hardwork. They went home to home, elaborating on our development agenda.
Chandrababu Naidu to resign this evening
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will tender his resignation on Thursday evening following the debacle of Telugu Desam Party government. TDP sources said that Mr Naidu would send his resignation letter to Governor ESL Narasimhan. Naidu is not available to the media till now, reports UNI.
Jagan thanks people of Andhra
"It is the victory of people of Andhra Pradesh," Jagan said in his post on Facebook as the trends showed the YSRCP leading in 150 seats in 175-member Assembly. Jagan thanked the people for blessing the YSRCP with their support and votes and said he would try to live up to the people's expectations.
Chandrababu Naidu wins from Kuppam
- Chandrababu Naidu won in this seat in the 2014 Andhra Pradesh state Assembly elections defeating YSRCP's candidate by a margin of 47,121 votes which was 28.65% of the total votes polled.
- Kuppam Assembly constituency in Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh falls in Chittoor district. The rural constituency has 2,13,146 voters of which 1,07,587 are male and 1,05,539 are female and 20 voters of the third gender. The seat which went to polls in the first phase of 2019 Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections on April 11 recorded a voter turnout of 85.43%.
- Naidu also won from Kuppam in the 2009 Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections defeating Congress candidate by a margin of 46066 (31.71%) votes.
Pawan Kalyan continues to trail
Pawan Kalyan trailing by over 4731 votes at the end of 12th round in Gajuwaka. He is behind Bhimavaram as well by 2165 votes at the end of 13th round.
PM Modi congratulates Jagan
Dear @ysjagan,— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 23, 2019
Congratulations on the remarkable win in Andhra Pradesh. Best wishes to you for a successful tenure.
ప్రియమైన @ysjagan, ఆంధ్ర ప్రదేశ్ లో ఘన విజయాన్ని సాధించినందుకు అభినందనలు. మీ పదవీ కాలం విజయవంతం కావాలని ఆకాంక్షిస్తున్నాను. మీకు ఇవే శుభాకాంక్షలు.
TDP makes a comeback in Srikakulam and Guntur Lok Sabha seats.
YSRC Chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy marching towards victory in Pulivendula with a lead of over 74,000 votes against his rival.
After 14 rounds of counting, N Chandrababu Naidu gets 70,049
votes, YSRCP MLA Chandramouli gets 50,930
Naidu wins with a 29.993 majority
TDP's worst ever performance in North Andhra
TDP is all set to lose 31of 35 seats in North Andhra. YSRCP decimated TDP in Vizianagaram. Jagan's YSRC is going to win all seats except Itchapuram in Srikakulam District. In Visakhapatnam district YSRCP is going to win 12 of 15 seats.
Sand artist Manchala Sanath Kumar carving an art at Yeruru coast in #Nellore district on Thursday congratulating @YSRCParty Chief @ysjagan and welcoming YSR Congress government. @NewIndianXpress#ElectionResults2019 #APElections2019 pic.twitter.com/hYVcDXmRJp— Surendra Kumar (@Surendra_TNIE) May 23, 2019
Andhra CM and TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu's home in Undavalli wears a deserted look. (Photo | EPS)
APCC Chief N Raguveera Reddy takes responsibility of his party's performance in AP. Congress, on expected lines, failed to make a mark.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao congratulated YSRCP leader YS Jaganmohan Reddy on his thumping victory in the state elections.
#YSRC #Mangalagiri MLA #Alla #Ramakrishna #Reddy aka #RK hogs the limelight as he is on the way to defeat #Nara scion @naralokesh with a good margin in what was touted as mother of all battles @NewIndianXpress #ElectionsWithTNIE#LokSabhaElections2019#ElectionResults2019— Phareesh_TNIE (@Phareesh_tnie) May 23, 2019
TDP trailing in all the seats in Kadapa, Nellore and Vizianagaram districts.
Jagan to offer prayers at Tirumala Lord Venkateswara Temple on May 30 and swear in as CM of AP at a function to be organised at Tarakarama Stadium in Tirupati.
'Your hardwork has paid off': KTR congratulates Jagan
YSRC's Rama Krishna Reddy much ahead of Nara Lokesh by 8949 votes in Mangalagiri.
Outgoing TDP minister Nakka Anand Babu is also behind YSRC's Merugu Nagarjuna by 7330 votes.
In Mangalagiri, where Nara Lokesh is in the fray, YSRCP is leading
Round 1: 1009
Round 2: 1820
Round 3: 2601
Round 4: 1596
Round 5 : 1932
Total lead: 8958
Chandrababu Naidu likely to address the media.
YSRC workers celebrate at the party office in Visakhapatnam. (Photo | EPS)
Deputy CM from TDP China Rajappa is leading with 2174 votes in Peddapuram. YSRC's T Saraswati is behind him.
Former Union Minister and TDP candidate from Kurnool Lok Sabha constitutency Kotla Suryaprakash Reddy, considered as Kurnool strongman, trailing by 30,660 votes.
Businessman-turned-MLC and outgoing #TDP minister from #NelloreCity P Narayana is far behind #YSRC's Anil Kumar by 4052 votes. This is Narayana's maiden poll fight. He was earlier elected to council through nomination. #AndhraPradeshElection2019 #ElectionsWithTNIE— Jayanth P (@Jayanth_TNIE) May 23, 2019
TDP Ministers P Narayana, Bhuma Akhila Priya, Sujaya Krishna Ranga Rao, Chinarajappa trailing.
Andhra Lok Sabha results: 25/25
Andhra Assembly result: 174/175
Film stars contesting in Assembly polls
Roja (YSRC) and Nandamuri Balakrishna (TDP) leading
Pawan Kalyan (JSP) leading in one seat and trailing at another
YSRC elected legislators to meet on May 25 to elect their leader; YS Jaganmohan Reddy likely to be sworn in as the Andhra Pradesh chief minister May 30, reports TNIE correspondent Phareesh.
Celebrations begin at Jaganmohan's Amravathi residence
Chandrababu Naidu's son Nara Lokesh trailing by 1400 votes in Mangalagiri.
TDP Minister Akhila Priya trailing by 2230 votes in Allagadda Assembly seat.
Andhra Assembly results 2019: 173/175
A jubilant Jaganmohan Reddy embraces MP Vijaysai Reddy at his residence as early trends show YSRCP leading in a majority of seats. (Photo | EPS)
Pawan Kalyan finally comes into lead. Leading at Gajuwaka assembly seat by 400 votes
YSRC workers celebrate party's early surge as the counting for assembly and Lok Sabha elections is underway. (Photo | EPS)
Minister Akhila Priya trailing by 2230 votes in Allagadda Assembly seat.
Ministers Venkata Sujaya Krishna Ranga Rao, Kidari Sravan Kumar trailing.
TDP minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju trailing.
Latest EC trend for Andhra Assembly: 157/175
After round two, YSRCP leading by 2816 votes in Mangalagiri.
Andhra Assembly (175 seats)
Andhra Lok Sabha (25 seats)
YSRCP takes lead in 108 seats
YSRCP takes lead in 108 seats
Andhra CM N Chandrababu Naidu is leading now in Kuppam with 1,126 votes.
In CM Chandrababu Naidu's Chittoor district, Opposition YSRC leading in 13 out of 14 seats.
TDP ministers Ganta Srinivasa Rao, K Atchannaidu, K Kala Venkata Rao, Nara Lokesh, Nakka Ananda Babu trailing.
Senior JDU leader Prashant Kishor at YSRCP office in Vijayawada.
Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu trailing by 67 votes in Kuppam
YSRC takes big leads in Kadapa and Nellore districts. Leading in all the 10 seats in both districts.
Counting underway at a centre in Vijaywada. (Photo | EPS)
Andhra assembly result: Early trends
Official EC trends: BJP leading on 133 seats, Congress leading on 41 seats
I-PAC team monitoring results at Jagan residence
YSRC leading in all the 10 Assembly seats and two Parliament seats in its bastion, Kadapa district.
Actor Pawan Kalyan trailing in Bhimavaram by 625 votes.
Will support anybody who gives special status to Andhra: YSRCP
The YSRCP made it clear on Wednesday that it was not averse to supporting any party or grouping, provided its condition of special status to Andhra Pradesh was met.
2 TDP ministers trailing
Two ministers from Srikakulam district K Atchannaidu and K Kala Venkata Rao trailing.
AP CM N Chandarabau Naidu's son and IT minister Nara Lokesh takes initial lead in Mangalagiri.
YSRCP leads in early trends
In Andhra Pradesh, YSRCP is leading on 9 out of 25 Lok Sabha seats
EVM vote vounting begins.
Exit polls had predicted a sweeping victory for YSRCP
It may be recalled that the exit polls released on the evening of 19th May had predicted a landslide victory for Jaganmohan reddy's YSRCP in Andhra Pradesh.
Intriguingly, while most predicted a YSRC sweep in both the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, exit polls by Today’s Chanakya, C-Voter-Republic TV, and RG-Flash of former MP Lagadapati Rajagopal favoured N Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party holding out hope for the yellow party and suggesting that the results might go down to the wire.
This is the first general election in the state after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, and formation of Telangana, in June 2014.
Counting commences, postal ballots to be counted first
Andhra Assembly results 2019: These are the key battles
In the Lok Sabha elections with 25 seats, the YSRCP, BJP and JSP are looking to take a share which will make the incumbent TDP vulnerable and they will have tough battle. On the assembly elections with 175 seats, the TDP managed to get the majority allying with BJP but this time around, the
YSRCP looks to return to power and it's going to be neck to neck. Here are the key battles:
> Nara Lokesh, son of TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu and incumbent IT Minister for the first time has contested elections from Mangalagiri. His rival is YSRC candidate and incumbent MLA A Ramakrishna Reddy. The latter won the 2014 election with a wafer-thin margin of 12 votes. Reddy’s nearest rival in the last election was Ganji Chiranjeevi of TDP.
Security alert in Andhra Pradesh
Following the alert from the Ministry of Home Affairs and Central Intelligence Bureau that they are chances of violence on the counting day on Thursday, State police are on high alert and deployed additional forces in around 25 problematic segments such as Pulivendula, Kuppam, Nagiri, Chandragiri, Nellore city, Ongole, Sattenapalle, Mangalagiri, Gudivada, Mylavaram, Dendulur, Rapthadu and other segments.
Counting to begin at 8 am
Counting will commence at 8 am with postal ballots and service votes before EVM are taken up at 8.30 am. On completion of this, officials will pick up five VVPAT slips from each Assembly segment through lottery system for counting. Counting of each VVPAT box will take 30 to 45 minutes and more depending on the number of slips.
Chandrababu Naidu vs Jaganmohan Reddy
Who is going to be the Chief Minister? Will TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu retain power or will YSRCP’s Jagan Mohan Reddy end the reign of his political rival? The six-week-long nail-biting wait of people in AP to know the fate of the two main contenders and their respective party candidates will come to an end by noon Thursday, as election trends for 175 Assembly and 25 Lok Sabha constituencies are likely to be known by that time.