Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, who was constantly in the news for his attempts at forging a national alliance, is likely to tender his resignation later today after trends projected a defeat of his party in the state.
As per current trends, the TDP is set to lose the Assembly Elections in Andhra Pradesh to YSR Congress, which is leading on 149 seats. Naidu’s party is leading on 25 seats and Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena Party is leading on 1 seat.
The TDP chief was leading, though not by a huge margin, from Kuppam. Reports say that he will address the media in the afternoon before travelling to Hyderabad to tender his resignation to Governor of Telangana and at Raj Bhavan in the evening.
According to ANI, Ummareddy Venkateswarlu of YSR Congress said that party chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy will take oath as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister on May 30.
Andhra Pradesh witnessed polling for both Lok Sabha and Assembly on the same day on 11 April. This was the first time that assembly elections were held in the state since bifurcation, which created Telangana.
At the time of writing, the YSRC was ahead in all 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh indicating a total decimation of Naidu’s party.
Till two days ago, Naidu was seen visiting top opposition leaders including Congress president Rahul Gandhi, BSP chief Mayawati, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and NCP chief Sharad Pawar among others. He was also among the top opposition leaders along with TMC chief Mamata Banerjee who tried to form an alliance of non-BJP parties to take on the BJP-led NDA in the Lok Sabha elections.