According to sources even as YSRCP chief jagan Mohan Reddy took oath as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister on Thursday, he said that DMK chief and Leader of the Opposition in Tamilnadu MK Stalin would hopefully be sworn in as Chief Minister in the neighboring state. Stalin had attended the oath-taking ceremony in Vijayawada, even as both leaders gave PM modi’s swearing-in a miss.
According to one report, jagan said, “With god’s blessing and my prayers, he (Stalin) will be sworn in as chief minister of Tamil Nadu." Meanwhile Stalin, who was seated on stage with other leaders, including Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, reportedly smiled back. Furthermore the YSRCP chief had swept to power in Andhra Pradesh last week, winning 151 seats in the 175 member Legislative Assembly, in addition to 22 out of 25 Lok Sabha seats.
Previously on Thursday, Stalin had tweeted saying he was delighted to be at the event. He wrote "On behalf of the Tamil people and DMK, I wish him a successful tenure as Andhra Chief Minister filled with pro-poor and pro-farmer schemes in the footsteps of his father and former Chief Minister YSR”. Moreover Tamilnadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami and actor rajinikanth were present to witness the oath-taking at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.