Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy
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Introduction of Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy
Yeduguri Sandinti Jagan Mohan Reddy (born December 21, 1972), also known as Y. S. Jagan or nickname Jagan, is an Indian politician, currently the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He is the founder and chairman of the Indian political party, the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP). He is also the son of Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
Jagan Mohan Reddy began his political career in the Indian Parliament and was elected as an MP of Kadapa in 2009. After his father died in a helicopter crash in 2009, he embarked on Odarpu Yatra (a touching tour) across the state. He later left the Congress Party and founded his own party, the YSR Congress Party, also an acronym for his father, YSR.
In the 2014 Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections, the YSRCP won 67 seats and became the leader of the opposition. Five years later, in the 2019 Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections, he led the party to a resounding victory in the national elections by winning 151 seats out of 175 segments in the National Assembly.
Early Life of Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy
Jagan Mohan Reddy was born into Christian Reddy family at Jammalamadugu in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh to Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy and Y. S. Vijayamma Reddy has one younger sister, Y. S. Sharmila, also a politician.
He attended Hyderabad Public School until 12th grade. Tollywood actor Sumanth Kumar Yarlagadda was his best friend at school. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from Pragathi Mahavidyalaya Degree and PG College, Ram Koti, Hyderabad. Reddy married Bharathi on August 28, 1996. The couple has two daughters, the oldest of whom is attending university in London.
Business ventures of Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy
Reddy first acquired Sandur Power Company Limited (SPCL), a defunct power project from original developer MB Ghorpade in 2001. SPCL then invested millions of rupees in other companies and was able to acquire more businesses. It is run by his wife, Y. S. Bharathi. Reddy sold his stake in SPCL and moved away from his active live activities as he became more involved in politics.
Political career of Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy
Reddy's father, Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, popularly known as YSR, was a two-time Minister of Andhra Pradesh, serving from 2004 to 2009. He began his political career campaigning for the National Congress of India in the 2004 Kadapa district elections. In 2009, he was elected as a member of the Kadapa Lok Sabha constituency.
After his father's death in September 2009, he worked to reclaim the political legacy left by his father. The majority of lawmakers supported his appointment as prime minister, but this choice was not endorsed by party leaders Sonia and Rahul Gandhi. Six months after his father's death, he began performing odarpu yatra (compassionate tours), as promised earlier, to meet the families of people suspected of suicide or health problems. when he announced his father's death. He was ordered by the central leadership of the Congress Party to cancel his odarpu yatra, an order he defied, leading to discord between the senior commander and himself. He sued the yatra, saying it was a personal matter.
2010–2014: Founding of YSR Congress Party
After a disagreement with the senior leadership of the Congress Party, on 29 November 2010 he resigned from the Kadapa Lok Sabha constituency and also left the party. His mother, Vijayamma, also resigned from the Pulivendula Council constituency and also left the party. He announced on December 7, 2010 from Pulivendula that he would form a new party within 45 days. In March 2011, he announced that he would form a new party, named the YSR Congress Party, in Jaggampeta, East Godavari district. His party then participated in the by-election in Kadapa district and won almost all the seats with a large majority.Reddy, as YSR National Assembly Speaker, faced a by-election in Kadapa constituency and won by a large margin of 545,043 votes.] His mother also won the Pulivendula Council constituency with 85,193 votes against Y. S. Vivekananda Reddy.
On May 27, 2012, Reddy was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for embezzlement. The CBI has summoned Reddy for allegedly amassing huge wealth through illegal means using the post of his father, Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, when he was prime minister. The CBI and ED also sued 58 companies that invested in Reddy's business for incentives they allegedly received in the form of mining leases and project bonuses. His guardianship was renewed several times as the investigation progressed. The Supreme Court of India denied his bail request on July 4, 2012, August 9, 2012, November 7, 2012, May 9, 2013 and May 13. 2013.
The YSR Congress Party and Reddy's family allege a political conspiracy behind Reddy's investigation. While in custody, Reddy went on a hunger strike to protest the United Progressive Alliance's decision to endorse the creation of a separate Telangana state. After 125 hours of an indefinite hunger strike, her sugar and blood pressure dropped. He was transferred to Osmania General Hospital for treatment. His mother, Vijayamma, also went on a hunger strike to protest the establishment of Telangana. After his release, Reddy called for the band to last 72 hours to protest the establishment of Telangana. Reddy and his mother resigned from their legislature to protest the ruling in favor of the establishment of Telangana.
2014–2019: Leader of opposition and Padayatra
In 2014, the YSR Congress Party was the favorite party of most analysts and phonologists prior to the vote.But the YSRCP lost the 2014 election, winning only 67 of the 175 seats in the state parliament, with 45% of the vote. The Telugu Desam Party's vote share increased to 47% and the 2% gap resulted in the defeat of the YSRCP.
As Leader of the Opposition in Parliament and Chairman of the YSR Congress Party, Reddy started her 3000 km marathon Praja Sankalpa Yatra (commonly known as padayatra) on 6 November 2017 in Iduplapaya in Kadapa district. The YSR Congress Party coined the slogan "Raavali Jagan, Kaavali Jagan" (translation. Jagan should come. We want Jagan.) for the march that took him through 125 assembly segments across the State in 430 days and ends on January 9, 2019.
Reddy, while boarding a flight to Hyderabad, was attacked with a cockfighting knife in the VIP lounge at Visakhapatnam Airport on 25 October 2018. He suffered a shoulder injury and required surgery.
2019–present: Chief Minister
In the 2019 state and national elections held in April and May 2019, the YSR Congress Party passed the polls and won 151/175 Parliament seats and 22/25 Lok Sabha seats. in Andhra Pradesh. He was sworn in as Minister on 30 May 2019. His tenure as Minister was marked by numerous social programs such as Jagananna Amma Vodi, Navaratnalu. Jagananna Amma Vodi provides financial assistance to mothers or guardians living below the poverty line to educate their children. Navaratnalu is a set of nine social protection programs covering farmers, women, health and wellness, education and special status. He abandoned the plan to set the new capital at Amaravati proposed by the old TDP government and proposed three different capitals for judicial, administrative and legislative powers at Kurnool, Amaravati and Visakhapatnam respectively. This proposal caused many objections from Amaravati farmers. The Andhra Pradesh High Court, in a March 2022 decision, ordered the Andhra Pradesh government to continue developing Amaravati and ruled that the government "lack legislative authority over the removal, distribution, divide or divide the capital".
In April 2023, the Association for Democratic Reform reported that he was the richest prime minister in India, with a total fortune of 510 crore.
Reddy founded the Telugu daily Sakshi and the Sakshi TV channel. He is also the main promoter of Bharathi Cement.