AP Assembly election result 2019 highlights: Hours after suffering massive defeat at the hand of YSR Congress, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu resigned as chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. The current trends suggest YSRCP is way ahead in the state. The party is leading 145 seats out of 175, while TDP is ahead in 26 seats. As per reports, YSRCP leaders have already started discussing forming the next government. Party legislature may meet on May 25 to discuss it. Celebrations have already begun outside party office. Janasena Parry is trailing way behind in 2 seats. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is expected to resign later today.
In 2014,Chandrababu Naidu had become the first CM of divided Andhra Pradesh.
The southern state had recorded 79.64% in polling in Assembly elections held in a single phase on April 11. According to Election Commission data, of the total 3,93,45,717 voters in the state, 3,13,33,631 voters for the 2,118 assembly contestants for 175 Assembly seats. Like in 2014, Prakasam district recorded the highest polling percentage of 85.93 (83.55 in 2014). It was followed by Guntur which recorded 82.37% turnout. Chief Minister and TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu, YSRCP leader YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Jana Sena president and actor Pawan Kalyan, Naidu’s son Nara Lokesh, brother-in-law and actor N Balakrishna were among the prominent candidates in Assembly polls.
Tight security arrangements have been made by the Election Commission for the smooth conduct of the counting process. The ECI said that about 25,000 policemen from state forces have been deployed as part of the massive security arrangements. Also, 35 companies of central paramilitary forces have been deployed while the Centre has dispatched another 10 companies. The counting will be done at 350 halls at 36 places across the state. There will be an observer each for Assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies. The Election Commission has ordered closure of liquor shops and bars across the state in view of the counting.