Andhra Pradesh assembly first session begins

The first session of Andhra Pradesh 15th Legislative Assembly began today, June 12 Chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy took the first oath, followed by pro-tem Speaker C. Appala Naidu sworn in the new minister.

Members of the treasury benches greeted Jagan Reddy with thumping of desks as he rose to take the oath. He responded with the folded hands. Leader of the Opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu took the oath after Jagan Reddy.

Naidu and other members of the TDP were clad in yellow, the colour of the party’s flag, while YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) MLAs wore the party scarves. The swearing-in of members is expected to continue throughout the business hours on Wednesday.

The session will last for five days. The Speaker will be elected on Thursday while Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan will address the House on Friday. The House will debate the motion of thanks to the Governor for his address on June 17 and 18. Jagan Reddy led the YSRCP to a landslide victory in the April 11 elections. YSRCP bagged 151 seats in 175-member Assembly. The TDP secured 23 seats while Jana Sena Party of actor Pawan Kalyan got just one seat.