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Andhra, Odisha will usher in record development: PM Modi

NEW DELHI: As the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) govts were installed in two more states with Chandrababu Naidu and Mohan Charan Majhi taking oaths as chief ministers in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha respectively, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed confidence that the new govts will usher in record development in both the states.

Prime Minister Modi attended both the swearing-in ceremonies in Vijayawada and Bhubaneswar.

He congratulated new Odisha chief minister Mohan Charan Majhi and his deputies Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo and Pravati Parida, besides other ministers. "It's a historic day in Odisha! With the blessings of my sisters and brothers of Odisha, @BJOdisha is forming its first-ever government in the state," he said on 'X'.

"With the blessings of Mahaprabhu Jagannath, I am confident this team will usher in record development in Odisha and improve the lives of countless people," the PM added.

In his post on X (formerly Twitter), PM said, "Attended the oath-taking ceremony of the new Andhra Pradesh Government. Congratulations to @ncbn Garu on becoming the Chief Minister and also to all the others who took oath as Ministers in the Government."

"The @JaiTDP, @JanaSenaParty and @BJAndhra Government is fully committed to taking AP to new heights of glory and fulfilling the aspirations of the state's youth," the post read.

Naidu also responded to PM Modi's tweet "Thank you, Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi Ji, for your august presence at the oath-taking ceremony in Amaravati today. The @JaiTDP , @JanaSenaParty and @BJAndhra Government will strive to deliver a people-centric governance. We're grateful for your commitment to the future of our state."

Union ministers Amit Shah, J P Nadda, Nitin Gadkari, Rammohan Naidu, Chirag Paswan and Ramdas Athawale among others, were present at the event. Former Telangana governor Tamilisai Soundarajan and Naidu's wife Nara Bhuvaneshwari were also present on the occasion.

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