Rosaiah sworn in as caretaker CM of AP

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Hyderabad, Sep 3: Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister K Rosaiah on Thursday, Sep 3, took oath as the state's caretaker chief minister.

Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court A R Dave administered oath of office and secrecy to Rosaiah at the Raj Bhavan.

The 76-year-old will serve as the caretaker chief minister till the Congress legislature party elects a new leader.

Profile: Noncontroversial leader Rosaiah

Speaking to reporters Rosaiah said, "Usually one feels happy while taking oath but I have taken oath as the caretaker chief minister with a heavy heart. Since this is a constitutional requirement, I agreed to serve as caretaker chief minister till a new leader is elected."

Rosaiah was sworn in caretaker chief minister following the death of Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy in helicopter crash on Wednesday, Sep 2.

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