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TDP chief Chandrababu to take oath as Andhra CM on June 8

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Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu will take oath as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on June 8.

“I will take oath on June 8 between Vijayawada and Guntur. We will organise three important conferences of the party in the three regions of the state soon,” Naidu announced at the valedictory session of TDP’s two-day annual conclave Mahanadu here this evening.

The “muhurtam” for the ceremony has been fixed for 11.45 am on June 8.


An open ground opposite Acharya Nagarjuna University is likely to be the venue of Naidu’s swearing-in ceremony, party sources said.

The Telugu Desam Legislature Party meeting will be held in Tirupati, they said.

Chandrababu has already announced that he will operate from the new state only and not Hyderabad, though the city will remain the common capital of AP and Telangana post bifurcation.

He is expected to set up his office temporarily in the Acharya Nagarjuna University campus between Vijayawada and Guntur, given its easy accessibility from various parts of the state.

However, part of the new state government’s functioning will also continue from the Secretariat in Hyderabad since relocating the staff en masse will be a difficult exercise due to lack of infrastructure, according to sources.