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Naidu sworn in as Chief Minister of Andhra

1995 — In an exciting sequel to a family drama, the son-in-law of filmstar-turned politician N.T. Rama Rao succeeded him as chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. An ll-member cabinet headed by Chandrababu Naidu was sworn in as thousands of supporters and party officials watched Andhra Pradesh Governor Krishna Kant administer the ceremony of oath. Among those sworn in was Rama Rao’s son Nandamuri Harikrishna, rewarded for his role in mobilising support in helping Naidu topple Rama Rao. Four ministers expelled by Rama Rao have also been included in the new cabinet. Rao resigned as chief minister just hours before he faced a vote of no-confidence against his government, reduced to a minority by a revolt from party legislators led by Naidu. Naidu, 44, who was elected leader of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in the legislative assembly earlier in the week, is Rama Rao’s younger son-in-law and finance minister in the previous cabinet.

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