Andhra Pradesh Election Result 2019: It’s disappointment all around for Chandrababu Naidu who is on his way out as the CM of Andhra, giving way to YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy. The YSR Congress is racing to a brute majority in the Assembly with 144 leads so farm while the TDP is ahead in only 30 of the 175 seats in the Assembly. Jagan Reddy has the upper hand in Lok Sabha results too, with his party leading in 20 seats. Celebrations are underway at the YSRCP party office in Amaravati. Slogans of ‘Jagan CM, Bye Bye Naidu’ can be heard reverberating around the party office. This was the first general and Assembly election to be held in the state after its bifurcation five years ago and after Naidu walked out of the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance.
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Here are the key developments in the state:
Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan lost both his seats Gajuwaka and Bhimavaram.
Film director Ram Gopal Varma has congratulated YSR Congress Party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on his party's victory in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly and Lok Sabha elections. A known critic of TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu, he also alleged "lies" and "corruption" were the reasons for the "death" of the ruling party in the state.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao congratulates YSRCP chief Jagan Reddy on winning a huge mandate in Andhra Pradesh.
Armed with massive leads in the state, Jagan Reddy took to Facebook announcing his victory as that of the people. “This is the victory of people of Andhra Pradesh,” he posted.
Jagan Reddy’s YSRCP is headed for a big win in 20 Lok Sabha seats as well, including Araku, Amalapuram, Kadappa, Nellore, Tirupati, Guntur. Naidu’s TDP, on the other hand, is ahead in four seats, including Kakinada, Vijaywada, Rajahmundry, Bapatla.
Sources said that the YSRCP camp is already finalising dates for Jagan Reddy’s swearing-in as the new Andhra Chief Minister and a meeting for the same will be held on May 25.
Headache is mounting for Chandrababu Naidu with his son Nara Lokesh also trailing in Mangalagiri to BJP’s Alla Rama Krishna Reddy.
Interestingly, actor Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena has picked up the lead in one assembly seat.
A strong anti-incumbency, caste and corruption were the major factors when voters marched to polling booths for the simultaneous election on April 11. Soaring heat, faulty EVMs and VVPAT glitches stretched the polling late into the night on election day, following which CM Chandrababu Naidu lodged a complaint with the Election Commission.
Hotels in Amarvati are reportedly packed as supporters of both leaders have made the capital city their home ahead of the results.