Senior leaders have been meeting Congress veterans in a bid to persuade party President, Rahul Gandhi to take back his offer to step down, which he made on Saturday during a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC).
Reddy, who led his YSR Congress Party to a thumping victory in the assembly elections, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor E S L Narasimhan.
The BJP has refrained from making any official comment about the likely members of the government, with its leaders asserting that it is the prime minister's prerogative.
Ending days of speculation over his role in the new government owing to his ill health, Arun Jaitley posted on Twitter the letter he wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting recusal from being a part of the new government on health grounds.
The BJP is likely to use these three vacancies to bring in leaders like its ally LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan, who is not a member of any House, but may become a minister in the Modi government, to the Upper House.
Pema Khandu was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra at the Dorjee Khandu Convention Centre in Itanagar.
The kin of 42 BJP workers killed in violence have been invited to the ceremony, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said.
The Trump administration, including President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Pompeo, congratulated Modi, and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the spectacular electoral victory in the Lok Sabha elections, whose results were declared on May 23.
The opposition leaders who have been invited include Congress President Rahul Gandhi, TMC Chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, JD(S) leader and Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and AAP supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
'Why should he (Tejashwi) resign (as leader of the opposition)? If one does not like his leadership, one can leave the RJD or Mahagathbandhan,' Tej Pratap Yadav said.
Now that the elections are over, there is a fresh demand for Jyotiraditya Scindia to be made the PCC chief.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi did a lot of 'plain-speaking' in his surgical analysis of the role of several party leaders while himself offering to quit as the party president.
TDP president, N.Chandrababu Naidu in his first public appearance, after his party faced a humiliating defeat in the assembly and Lok Sabha elections in the state, said that TDP will watch the performance of the new government for some time.
Alpesh Thakor, who had joined Congress in the run-up to the 2017 assembly elections in Gujarat, left the party last month, saying his Kshatriya Thakor Sena was feeling insulted.
The special Kulfi will be served at the parlour only till May 30, when Modi's swearing-in ceremony will take place.
Rahul Gandhi had offered his resignation first during the Congress Working Committee meeting on Saturday, but it was unanimously rejected.
The Rashtriya Jana Dal (RJD) faced a complete rout in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, while Lalu Prasad was imprisoned at the Birsa Munda Central Jail. He has not kept well and had also been undergoing treatment at a hospital in Ranchi.
There are reports that Rahul Gandhi ticked him off at the CWC meeting on May 25 by noting that Rajasthan and MP chief ministers, besides former finance minister P Chidambaram, "kept their sons over the party's interests".
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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