Guv invites Naidu to form govt in Andhra Pradesh

Guv invites Naidu to form govt in Andhra Pradesh

Asks Pranab to revoke presidential rule; swearing-in on Sunday evening

Guv invites Naidu to form govt in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan on Friday invited Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu to form the government in residual Andhra Pradesh state. 

According to a Raj Bhavan press release, the swearing-in ceremony will take place at Kaza village in Guntur district on Sunday at 7:27 pm. 

The governor also conveyed to President Pranab Mukherjee about revocation of Presidential Proclamation. President’s rule was revoked in Telangana on June 2, the appointed day.

Meanwhile, Naidu’s efforts to reconcile relations with Telangana chief minister and one time colleague K Chandrasekhar Rao failed again as the latter is said to have rejected Naidu’s invitation to attend the swearing-in ceremony. 

Secretariat sources say that Rao has left for Delhi on a week-long pre-determined programme that includes meeting the president and prime minister over the Polavaram ordinance. 

But few TRS party leaders say that KCR decided not to attend the ceremony as he could not invite Naidu personally for his swearing-in due to miscommunication. Naidu also spoke with YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy over phone and extended the invitation.

On the other hand, Naidu has continued his efforts to attract investment to Andhra Pradesh. 

A group of industrialists met him and submitted proposals for investment of Rs 5,600 crore.J A Chowdhary, chairman of Industrial Development Forum said that the proposals are in service, manufacturing and IT sectors.

According to Chowdhary, Visakhapatnam and Nellore will be the best options for relocation of pharma and IT firms.