Andhra Pradesh election results 2019: YSR Congress wins 151 Assembly, 22 Lok Sabha seats
Andhra Pradesh election results 2019: YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), which swept to power in Andhra Pradesh with a landslide victory, has bagged 151 seats in 175-member Assembly.
Andhra Pradesh election results 2019: YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), which swept to power in Andhra Pradesh with a landslide victory, has bagged 151 seats in 175-member Assembly. It also won 22 out of 25 Lok Sabha seats. As counting in couple of constituencies continued past midnight with keen tussle between the YSRCP and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the final tally became clear early Friday. The TDP finished a distant second with 23 Assembly and three Lok Sabha seats. Actor Pawan Kalyan`s Jana Sena Party (JSP), which made the electoral debut, bagged one Assembly seat. Both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) drew blank. In 2014, the TDP had bagged 102 seats while its then ally BJP had won four seats. The YSRCP had won 67 seats while two independents were also elected. In the simultaneous Lok Sabha polls, TDP had won 15 seats, YSRCP eight and BJP two seats.
In the results declared late Thursday night, TDP` Galla Jayadev retained Guntur Lok Sabha seat with a margin of 4,800 votes over his nearest rival M. Venugopal Reddy of the YSRCP. TDP`s Kesineni Nani and K. Rammohan Naidu also retained Vijayawada and Srikakulam Lok Sabha seats respectively after a close contest.
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YSR Congress president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy has won the Pulivendula Assembly seat by a record margin of 90,110 votes, the Election Commission has declared. Jagan secured 1,32,356 of the total 1,80,127 votes polled. He defeated Telugu Desam's S V Satish Kumar Reddy who secured 42,246 votes.
When he was first elected to the state Assembly in 2014, Jagan won the Pulivendula seat -- his home turf in Kadapa district -- by a record margin then of 74,256 votes.
On both the occasions, it was the highest victory margin secured by any candidate in state elections in Andhra Pradesh.
Jagan's YSRC has won 120 Assembly seats out of the total 175 and is heading towards victory in 30 more seats.
Jagan, son of late Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, will be formally elected as leader of YSRC Legislature Party on May 25. He will be sworn-in as the bifurcated state's second Chief Minister at a public function in Vijayawada on May 30.