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Chandrababu Naidu oath taking ceremony

June 8, 2014 - Hyderabad

TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu took oath as the first Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh post bifurcation. He along with his cabinet of ministers took oath of office and secretary at a ceremony that is attended by a galaxy of personalities. Governor ESL Narasimhan administered the oath of office and secrecy to Naidu. The public function is held at Nagarjuna Nagar between Vijayawada and Guntur. Chandrababu Naidu has personally telephoned the ministers who took oath today in the morning. Family members of both Chandrababu Naidu and TDP founder NT Rama Rao were present.

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Chandrababu Naidu concludes his speech. Dignitaries leave stage. Public meeting concludes. 9:05 pm

Chandrababu calls to make Andhra Pradesh a knowledge hub and poverty free state. He says he has full faith in NDA government to contribute to the development of the State. 9:02 pm

Chandrababu Naidu promises to make Andhra Pradesh No.1 state in the country and contribute to the development of nation. 9:01 pm

Telugu people will never forget NT Rama Rao. He says that we all are fortunate that NT Rama Rao was born at Nimmakuru. 8:53 pm

Government will give importance to all districts in the State. Chandrababu says he will work as No.1 Coolie in the State. 8:51 pm

Chandrababu says he fulfilled his promise to take oath as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in Seemandhra. The first cabinet meeting will be held in Visakhapatnam, he said. 8:50 pm

People were scared about the future and has voted for BJP and TDP to power. He says the victory is not his but the people of the State. Chandrababu Naidu reminds the hard work of party workers and activists. 8:49 pm

Chandrababu Naidu reminds the criticism of opposition on the 'hungama' of oath taking ceremony. Chandrababu Naidu says that today is a dedication day and that he has brought national leaders to Andhra Pradesh for the development and welfare of the people of the State. 8:47 pm

Chandrababu Naidu says he is drawing a lot of confidence and inspiration from people present today. 8:46 pm

Chandrababu Naidu greets the dignitaries present on the stage. 8:40 pm

His fifth signature on increasing retirement age for people and to provide employment to the unemployed. 8:40 pm

His fourth signature on file for ban of belt liquor shops 8:39 pm

Chandrababu Naidu signs his third signature on NTR Srujana scheme which also provides 20 litres of mineral water for Rs. 2 8:39 pm

His second signature as Chief Minister is on the file for pensions for widows, physically handicapped and old people. 8:38 pm

Chandrababu Naidu says that he will implement the promises of three signatures in the presence of people today. He signs the first signature on loan waiver. 8:37 pm

Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu begins his first speech as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. 8:36 pm

Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu is given a memento on stage. National leaders honoring Chandrababu Naidu. 8:35 pm

Venkaiah Naidu speaks briefly. He says that the former Government did injustice to the people of Andhra Pradesh in the bifurcation process. He also explains the problems of people faced by people of Andhra Pradesh. Venkaiah Naidu says no one in the entire nation has the capability and talent the Telugu people possess. He concludes the speech by praising leadership and experience of Chandrababu Naidu. 8:30 pm

Five time Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal speaks. He mentions TDP founder NT Rama Rao in his speech. Parkash Singh Badal recalls the relationship of him with NT Rama Rao. Badal expresses confidence oN Chandrababu Naidu. 8:25 pm

BJP patriarch LK Advani begins his speech by praising Chandrababu Naidu. Advani praises the leadership skills of Chandrababu Naidu. He also mentioned that Chandrababu Naidu has brought several national leaders to Andhra Pradesh today for the oath taking ceremony. 8:22 pm

Home Minister Rajnath Singh begins speech. He greets Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and also conveys the wishes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Rajnath Singh assures maximum cooperation from Centre for development of Andhra Pradesh. Rajnath Singh says he is confidence of leadership of Chandrababu Naidu. Rajnath Singh adds that everyone knows the talent of Chandrababu Naidu. Venkaiah Naidu translates the speech and briefly explains the important points. 8:19 pm

Public meeting begins. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu, BJP national leader LK Advani, Five time Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Rajasthan Chief Minister, Second time chief minister and five time MP Vasundhara Raje Scindia, Chhattisgarh three time Chief Minister Raman Singh, Goa three time Chief Minister Manohar, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandji Behen Patel, Nagaland Chief Minister Jalan, Dr. Murali Manohar Joshi, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, Union Minister and six time MP from Bangalore Ananta Kumar, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju, Union Minister Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Commerce Nirmala Seetharaman, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, Assam sports minister, MDMK founder Vaiko, Vice Chairman of Rajya Sabha PJ Kurien, Minister for Housing and Urban Development R Vaidyalingam, Naresh Gujaral, Vijay Goyal, Spiritual guru Ravi Shankar, Film actor Pawan Kalyan, film actor Vivek Oberoi assume seats on stage. They are being introduced by Union Minister and BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu. 8:18 pm

Chandrababu Naidu greets the dignitaries present on the stage. 8:05 pm

Oath taking ceremony ends. Photo session to commence after national anthem, followed by public speech of Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu. 8:02 pm

Pydikondala Manikyal Rao takes oath. 8:00 pm

Ravela Kishore takes oath of office and secrecy. 7:59 pm

Kollu Ravindra takes oath. 7:57 pm

Cheepurupalli MLA Kimidi Mrunalini takes oath. She defeated former PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana in the 2014 elections. 7:56 pm

Siddha Raghavarao takes oath. 7:53 pm

Kinjarapu Atchannaidu takes oath. 7:52 pm

Chintalapudi MLA Peethala Sujatha takes oath. 7:50 pm

Puttaparthi MLA Palle Raghunath Reddy takes oath. 7:48 pm

Bhimili MLA Ganta Srinivasa Rao takes oath. He is a former Congress leader and minister in Kiran Kumar Reddy's Cabinet. 7:47 pm

Kaikalur MLA Dr. Kamineni Srinivas takes oath of office and secrecy in English. 7:46 pm

Chilakaluripet MLA Pratthipati Pulla Rao takes oath. 7:44 pm

Paritala Sunitha takes oath. She is also greeted by massive cheer. Sunitha is the widow of former minister Paritala Ravi. 7:42 pm

Dr. Ponguru Narayana takes oath. 7:41 pm

Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao takes oath. He is greeted by a massive cheer. 7:39 pm

Bojjala Gopalakrishna Reddy takes oath. 7:37 pm

Ch Ayyanna Patrudu takes oath. 7:36 pm

N China Rajappa takes oath of office and secrecy. 7:34 pm

Yanamala Ramakrishnudu takes oath. He recites the oath in English. 7:32 pm

KE Krishna Murthy, who is likely to be the deputy Chief Minister takes oath of office. 7:30 pm

Andhra Pradesh Cabinet of Ministers to take oath now. 7:30 pm

Governor ESL Narasimhan greets Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu after the oath is taken. 7:29 pm

Nara Chandrababu Naidu takes oath of office and secretary. He recites the oath in Telugu. 7:28 pm

Oath taking ceremony kicks off. 7:27 pm

Pawan Kalyan arrives on stage. He is again greeted by a massive cheer. 7:25 pm

Governor Narsimhan and Chandrababu Naidu assume positions to take oath. Both waiting for auspicious time to initiate the oath taking ceremony. 7:21 pm

Chandrababu Naidu waves to people who respond back with loud cheer. 7:21 pm

Chandrababu Naidu pays floral tributes to Telugu Talli statue erected on stage. 7:21 pm

Governor Narasimhan interacts with Advani and Murali Manohar Joshi. 7:20 pm

Chandrababu Naidu garlands statue of NT Rama Rao erected on stage. 7:20 pm

Venkaiah Naidu seated next to Rajnath Singh on stage. 7:15 pm

Seemandhra BJP president and Visakhapatnam MP Kambhampati Haribabu greets Advani and Murali Manohar Joshi. 7:14 pm

Rajnath Singh, Murali Mohan arrives at stage. 7:12 pm

Senior BJP Murali Manohar Joshi reaches stage. 7:09 pm

Pawan Kalyan and Balakrishna greets Advani 7:08 pm

Chandrababu Naidu greets LK Advani and interacts with him. 7:07 pm

Chandrababu Naidu hugs Pawan Kalyan and the crowd responds by a massive cheer again. 7:06 pm

Jana Sena founder Pawan Kalyan arrives at stage. He is greeted by a massive cheer. 7:05 pm

Union Minister for Civil Aviation and TDP MP Ashok Gajapathi Raju reaches venue. 7:05 pm

Chandrababu Naidu greets Governor Narasimhan. 7:04 pm

Governor ESL Narasimhan arrives at venue. 7:03 pm

Chandrababu Naidu arrives at venue. He is greeted by a number of personalities. 6:51 pm

Stage being vacated for the main ceremony to begin. 6:44 pm

Group of singers singing "Maa Telugu Talliki Mallepudanda..." on stage. 6:41 pm

Patriotic songs being performed on stage. 6:40 pm

Nirmala Sitharaman said BJP will help Chandrababu Naidu to develop Andhra Pradesh in lines of Gujarat model. 6:31 pm

National BJP leader LK Advani said that Chandrababu Naidu only can lead Andhra Pradesh towards development. 6:29 pm

Spiritual guru Ravi Shankar reaches venue. 6:28 pm

Film actor Vivek Oberoi reaches venue. 6:27 pm

Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu reaches venue. 6:25 pm

Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray reaches Gannavaram Airport 6:20 pm

Jayadev Galla, Rayapati Sambasiva Rao, Ganta Srinivasa Rao have reached the venue. 5:58 pm

Former Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao who will take oath as a Minister in Chandrababu's cabinet today said that he is feeling fortunate to work under Chandrababu Naidu for the development of the State. 5:56 pm

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that development of Andhra Pradesh is only possible with the TDP-BJP combine. He congratulated Chandrababu Naidu who is set to take oath as the first Chief Minister of new Andhra Pradesh. 5:55 pm

Union Ministers have started from Gannavaram airport to the Venue by road. 5:54 pm

Chandrababu Naidu has left for the venue from the guest house. 5: 51 pm

Traffic Jams

Heavy traffic jams is posing troubles to TDP party workers and activists who are attempting to reach the venue. Even though a large number of TDP party workers have already reached the venue, more number of party workers are expected to join as the time for the swearing in is getting close.

Several Dignitaries to attend

A host of dignitaries and personalities, including 15 Union Ministers and six Chief Ministers of various States are expected to attend the swearing in ceremony. National BJP leaders including LK Advani and Murali Manohar Joshi, Chief Ministers of Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Odisha, Punjab and Goa are also expected to be attend.

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