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TDP's Chandrababu Naidu meets Andhra Governor; stakes claim to form government under NDA

Vijayawada: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo N Chandrababu Naidu met with Andhra Pradesh Governor S Abdul Nazeer at Raj Bhavan on Tuesday and staked a claim to form a government in the state.
Naidu was accompanied by his party allies, Janasena Party chief Pawan Kalyan and BJP state president Daggubati Purandeswari.
TDP, Janasena Party, and BJP, which fought together as NDA in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections, registered a landslide victory, winning 164 out of the total 175 seats. TDP won 135 seats, Janasena Party won 21, and BJP won 8.
Speaking to reporters after meeting with the Governor, Daggubati Purandeswari said, "There was an NDA meeting today in which Chandrababu Naidu was elected as the leader of the NDA Legislative Assembly. We have just come to the Governor and submitted a request letter to him that he should invite Chandrababu Naidu to form the government immediately, to which the Governor has responded and said that following the proper procedures, he will immediately call him to form the government."
She added that the swearing-in ceremony will take place tomorrow.
TDP MLA Atchannaidu, who was also part of the delegation that met with the Governor, told reporters that all three (TDP, Janasena, and BJP) parties participated in the meeting and unanimously elected Chandrababu Naidu as the Chief Ministerial candidate.
"We have met the Governor and told him the same thing," Atchannaidu said.
Earlier in the day, during a meeting held in Vijayawada, the NDA MLAs proposed N Chandrababu Naidu as the Chief Ministerial candidate of the NDA government, which is set for swearing-in on June 12.
Leaders of NDA constituent parties, including state BJP president Daggubati Purandeswari, TDP supremo Chandrababu Naidu, and Janasena Party chief Pawan Kalyan, attended the meeting.
During the meeting, Janasena Party chief Pawan Kalyan supported the proposal to elect N Chandrababu Naidu as the CM of the NDA government.
Addressing the meeting, Pawan Kalyan said, "From the Janasena Party, we are giving our consent to Chandrababu Naidu to become the upcoming CM of the NDA government."
Naidu, while addressing the meeting, thanked the people for the historic mandate. "All MLAs of the BJP, Janasena, and TDP have given their consent for me to become Andhra Pradesh's upcoming Chief Minister of the NDA government," he said while addressing the meeting.
"This much victory and satisfaction I never had before. In Delhi, everyone respected us because of the mandate the people have given us. In 1994, there was one-sided elections. Even then we did not win this many seats. We won 164 seats. We only lost 11 seats. That is, we won 93 per cent. The average voting percentage was 57 percent in these elections. Our responsibility has increased," Naidu said.
He also acknowledged Pawan Kalyan's efforts in strengthening the alliance and said, "I can never forget Pawan Kalyan. He visited me in jail. Pawan Kalyan, after seeing me in jail, said that TDP and Janasena will form an alliance. For the development of the state, BJP, TDP, and Janasena formed an alliance."
"Janasena won 21 out of 21 seats. BJP won 8 out of 10 seats, which is historic. The public trusted us this time," he added.

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