Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
|17th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh|
|Assumed office |
30 May 2019
|Preceded by||N. Chandrababu Naidu|
|Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha|
1 June 2009 – 18 May 2014
|Prime Minister||Manmohan Singh|
|Preceded by||Y. S. Vivekananda Reddy|
|Succeeded by||Y. S. Avinash Reddy|
|Leader of the Opposition in Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly|
19 June 2014 – 25 May 2019
|Chief Minister||N. Chandrababu Naidu|
|Preceded by||N. Chandrababu Naidu|
|Succeeded by||N. Chandrababu Naidu|
|Member of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly|
|Assumed office |
19 June 2014
|Chief Minister||N. Chandrababu Naidu,|
|Preceded by||Y. S. Vijayamma|
|President of the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party|
|Assumed office |
12 March 2011
|Preceded by||position established|
Yeduguri Sandinti Jaganmohan Reddy
21 December 1972
Jammalamadugu, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Indian National Congress (until 2011)|
Y. S. Bharathi Reddy
|Mother||Y. S. Vijayamma|
|Father||Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy|
|Relatives||Y. S. Sharmila (sister)|
Y. S. Avinash Reddy (cousin)
Y. S. Vivekananda Reddy (uncle)
Y. S. Raja Reddy (grandfather)
|Residence||Tadepalli, Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh, India|
Yeduguri Sandinti Jaganmohan Reddy[α] (born 21 December 1972), is an Indian politician serving as the 17th and current Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He is the founder and president of YSRCP. He was Leader of opposition in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly from 19 June 2014 until 29 May 2019. He is the son of the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy.
Jaganmohan Reddy started his political career by campaigning for Indian National Congress in the 2004 elections in Kadapa District, and in the 2009 elections he was elected as Member of Parliament from Kadapa constituency as a member of the Indian National Congress. After his father's sudden death, his popular Odarpu yatra tour led to his formation of the YSRCP in 2011. He led the party to several victories at both the state and national levels.
Jaganmohan Reddy was born on 21 December 1972 in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh to Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy and Y. S. Vijayamma. He went to The Hyderabad Public School, up to 12th grade. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He married Bharathi Reddy on 28 August 1996. The couple has two daughters, the eldest of whom studied undergraduate in London. He was born in a Christian family.
Jaganmohan Reddy's father YS Rajasekhara Reddy popularly known as YSR, was a two-time Chief Minister of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, serving from 2004 to 2009. Jaganmohan Reddy started his political career campaigning for Indian National Congress during the 2004 elections in Kadapa District. In 2009, Reddy was elected as Member of Parliament from Kadapa constituency.
Following the death of his father in Sep 2009, Jaganmohan Reddy started efforts take up the political legacy left by his father. The majority of the legislators favored him to be appointed as the Chief Minister, but this choice was not approved by party leaders Sonia and Rahul Gandhi.
Six months after his father's death, he began an odarpu yatra (condolence tour) as promised earlier to go and meet the families of those alleged to have either committed suicide or suffered ill health on the news of his father's death. The Congress party's central leadership directed him to call off his odarpu yatra, an order which he defied leading to a fallout between the high command and himself. He went ahead with the yatra, stating that it was a personal matter.
2010-2014: Founding of YSR Congress Party
On 29 November 2010, he resigned, after a fallout with the Congress party high command. He announced on 7 December 2010 from Pulivendula that he would be starting a new party within 45 days. In March 2011, he announced his party name at Jagganapeta of East Godavari district. Later, his party went to by polls in YSR Kadapa district and won almost all the seats with a huge majority. Reddy, as the president of YSR Congress, faced by-election from the Kadapa constituency and won by a large margin of 545,043 votes.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has disclosed that Reddy, accepted Rs 1,172 crore from various investors as a bribe and in turn, helped them get favours from the state government. The favours are mainly land, mining leases, and licences for new industries. Reddy, Member of Parliament from Kadapa and late chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy's son, was arrested by the investigating agency on 27 May in connection with a disproportionate assets case. A CBI special court in Hyderabad on 28 May remanded him to judicial custody for 14 days. He remained in the Chanchalguda Central Prison till 11 June.
Reddy was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation on embezzlement charges and his Judicial custody was extended repeatedly as the investigation proceeded. The Supreme Court dismissed his petition on 4 July 2012, 9 August 2012, and on 13 May 2013.
As a sequel to allegations that CBI had selectively released information to the press to tarnish the image of Reddy, the Central Vigilance Commissioner sought a report on the matter from the investigating agency. The YSR Congress and Reddy's family have been alleging a political conspiracy behind Reddy's investigations. BJP has noted that CBI has been pursuing this case with greater vigour than that of government-aligned politicians with similar charges such as Sushil Kumar Shinde or Vilasrao Deshmukh.
While in jail, Reddy started a hunger strike opposing the United Progressive Alliance's decision to endorse the creation of a separate Telangana state. After 125 hours of indefinite hunger strike, his sugar levels and blood pressure were down. He was moved to Osmania General Hospital for treatment. His mother, MLA Vijayamma, was also on hunger strike protesting the formation of Telangana out of AP. After his release, Reddy called for a 72-hour bandh protesting the formation of Telangana. Both Reddy and his mother resigned from their legislatures opposing the decision favoring the formation of Telangana.
2014-2019: Leader of opposition and Padayatra
In 2014, the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), was a pre-poll favourite among most analysts and psephologists. But, the YSRCP lost the 2014 elections, winning only 67 of 175 seats in the state assembly, with 45% of vote share. In the 2014 election, the Telugu Desam Party vote share went up to 47% and the 2% gap led to the defeat of YSRCP.
As a leader of the Opposition in Assembly and YSR Congress Party president, Reddy launched his 3,000-km-long walkathon named Praja Sankalpa Yatra on 6 November 2017. The YSRC chief launched his ‘Praja Sankalpa Padayatra’ at RK Valley in his native Kadapa district after paying homage at the grave of his father. YSR Congress party coined a slogan "Raavali Jagan, Kaavali Jagan" (transl. Jagan should come. We want Jagan) for the foot march that took him across 125 Assembly segments all over the states in 430 days. This Yatra was started on 6 November 2017 and ended on 9 January 2019. Reddy while boarding a flight to Hyderabad was attacked with a cock fighting knife in the VIP Lounge of Visakhapatnam Airport on 25 October 2018. He received an injury on shoulder and had to undergo a surgery.
2019-Present: Chief Minister
In the 2019 National and State election held in April–May 2019, YSR Congress Party swept the polls and won 151 of the total 175 assembly seats and 22 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in AP. He took oath as Chief Minister on 30 May 2019. His chief ministership has been marked by a slew of welfare schemes such as Amma Vodi: which provides money for mothers to educate children. He also scrapped the plans for a new capital at Amaravati, proposed by the TDP, instead proposing 3 different capitals for the judicial, administrative and legislative branches respectively: Kurnool, Amaravati and Visakhapatnam.
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Y. S. Vivekananda Reddy
| Member of Parliament
2009 – 2014
Y. S. Avinash Reddy
N. Chandrababu Naidu
| Chief minister of Andhra Pradesh
30 May 2019 – Present
|Party political offices|
Party did not exist
| Leader of the YSR Congress Party in the 15th Lok Sabha
Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy