Hyderabad, Nov 25 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kiran Kumar Reddy will be sworn-in as new Chief Minister of the State on Thursday.
He will be sworn in as 16th Chief Minister of the state by Governor E S L Narasimhan. eddy, 50, was named as the next chief minister after K Rosaiah resigned on Wednesday, citing personal reasons.
Hours later, the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) met and authorised party Chief Sonia Gandhi, who named Kiran Reddy to succeed Rosaiah.
Reddy hails from Rayalaseema region and was elected from Pileru constituency in Chittoor district.
After a brief meeting of the CLP, top Congress emissaries Pranab Mukherjee, A K Antony, Veerappa Moily and Ghulam Nabi Azad met and discussed the issue with the Congress President.
" Sonia Gandhi has selected Kiran Kumar Reddy as the new leader of the Congress Legislature Party. He will be sworn-in today as the new Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh," Mukherjee said in a brief statement. (ANI)