YSR Congress Party boss Y S Jaganmohan Reddy was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh today in the Indira Gandhi stadium of Vijayawada amid tumultuous applause.
Jagan was administered the oath of office by Governor E S L Narasimhan. Leaders from various other States including Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and DMK chief M K Stalin attended the swearing in ceremony.
The crowds broke into thunderous applause the moment Jagan repeated "Y S Jaganmohan Reddy ane nenu..." after the Governor.
Post his coronation, Jagan inscribed his first signature on the pension file, increasing the monthly pension for the indigent elderly citizens from Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,250. One of his nine election promises was to increase the pension to Rs. 3,000, and he promised to take the pension there by increasing it by Rs 250 per year.
As the massive crowds cheered, the new Chief Minister of the State assured the people that he would keep up all the promises made in his manifesto. He said that during the 14-month padayatra, he had lent his ear to scores of problems shared by the people, and assured them that he was there for them and would stand by them.
Jagan also vowed corruption-free governance in the State, and announced a series of measures towards that goal.
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