YSR Congress (YSRC) president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister-designate YS Jaganmohan Reddy today made a courtesy call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Reddy, whose party stormed to power on Thursday bagging 152 of the state’s 175 assembly seats and 22 of the state’s 25 Lok Sabha seats discussed the issues of special category status to Andhra Pradesh and the state’s financial situation and sought central funds during the meeting with Modi at his 7, Lok Kalyan Marg residence, sources said.
Jagan later also met BJP chief Amit Shah, at the later’s residence indicating his intention to maintain cordial relationship with the ruling party at the center, in contract with out-going chief minister of the state Chandrababu Naidu, who had campaigned against Mode at national level, attempting to bring together non-BJP parties.
Reddy was unanimously elected YSRC legislature party leader at the party headquarters in Tadepalli in Amaravati, yesterday. Later, he met Governor ESL Narasimhan in Hyderabad and hand over the resolution of the YSRC legislature party. The Governor congratulated him and formally invited him to form the new government.