PM Modi to attend oath ceremonies of new chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha

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PM Modi to attend oath ceremonies of new chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha
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HYDERABAD: Following the grand swearing-in ceremony in Delhi, where Narendra Modi commenced his record third term as Prime Minister on June 9, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha are set to welcome their new chief ministers on June 12.

PM Modi to attend oath ceremonies of new chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh at 11:27 am near Medha IT Park, opposite Gannavaram Airport in Kesarapalli, on the outskirts of Vijayawada. Chandrababu Naidu, beginning his fourth term, led his party to a decisive victory in the recent state elections, securing 135 of the 175 Assembly seats. TDP allies Janasena and BJP in the NDA won 21 and 8 seats, respectively.

Janasena chief Pawan Kalyan is likely to be named Deputy Chief Minister. The event will be attended by top BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Amit Shah, who arrived in Andhra Pradesh on June 11, met Chandrababu Naidu to congratulate him. Other notable attendees include Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Rajasthan Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, and Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.

The ceremony will also feature prominent South Indian film personalities. Megastar Chiranjeevi, the elder brother of Pawan Kalyan, will attend with his son, actor Ram Charan. Other stars expected to grace the occasion include Rajinikanth, Mohan Babu, Allu Arjun, and Jr NTR, Chandrababu Naidu’s nephew.

In Odisha, tribal leader Mohan Charan Majhi will be sworn in as Chief Minister at 5 pm. Mohan Charan Majhi, a four-time MLA and a key tribal figure in the state, was chosen as the BJP Legislature Party leader on June 11. Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo and Pravati Parida will serve as his deputies.

After attending Chandrababu Naidu’s swearing-in, PM Modi is scheduled to fly to Bhubaneswar, arriving at 2:30 pm. The oath-taking ceremony will be held at Janata Maidan, with approximately 30,000 people expected to attend. The BJP has extended an invitation to former Chief Minister and BJD leader Naveen Patnaik, whose 24-year tenure ended following the BJP’s significant victory in the state elections, securing 78 out of 147 seats.