YSR Congress Party

Indian political party

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Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party
PresidentY. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
ChairpersonY. S. Vijaya Lakshmi
SecretaryV. Vijayasai Reddy
Parliamentary ChairpersonV. Vijayasai Reddy
Lok Sabha leaderP. V. Midhun Reddy
Rajya Sabha leaderV. Vijayasai Reddy
FounderY. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
Founded12 March 2011 (9 years ago) (2011-03-12)
Split fromIndian National Congress
HeadquartersPlot no. 13, Suryadevara Township, Tadepalle, Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh[1]
NewspaperSakshi, Prajanetha
Colours Blue (Official)
ECI StatusState party[2]
Seats in Lok Sabha
21 / 543
Seats in Rajya Sabha
7 / 245
Seats in Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly
151 / 175
Seats in Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council
13 / 58
Number of states and union territories in government
1 / 31
Election symbol
Ceiling Fan

The Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (transl.Youth Labour Farmers Congress Party; abbr.YSRCP or YCP), is an Indian regional political party based in the state of Andhra Pradesh.[3] It was founded by Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy in 2011.[4] Once members of the Indian National Congress, they split from that party in 2011.[5] He was also elected as national party president by his members.[6]


After the sudden death of the then-incumbent Chief Minister Y. S. Rajashekhara Reddy in a helicopter crash in September 2009,[7] his son Jaganmohan Reddy, the incumbent MP from Kadapa, started an Odarpu Yatra (condolence tour) across Andhra Pradesh, to console the families of those who had committed suicide or died of shock after the death of his father. This tour was not supported by the Congress leadership.[8] Congress President Defying the Congress High Command's order to call off the tour, Jagan went ahead with the first leg of the "Odarpu Yatra" in the West Godavari and Khammam districts from in April 2010.[9]

Meanwhile, Sakshi TV news channel and Sakshi newspaper, had been continuously criticizing the new Chief Minister Konijeti Rosaiah and the Congress leadership at New Delhi. In a special programme on Sakshi TV to mark the 125th anniversary celebrations of the Congress party, a voice-over made remarks on Sonia Gandhi and the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the "current state of affairs" in the State, which invited anger and protests from the Congress loyalists and increased the gap and friction between Jagan and the Congress loyalists.[10] The channel later deleted those remarks in a re-telecast.


After accusing the Congress of ill-treating him and creating rifts in his family by luring his uncle YS Vivekananda Reddy (younger brother of YSR) with a state ministerial berth in the aftermath of the death of his father, Jagan and his mother Y. S. Vijayamma resigned from the Kadapa Lok Sabha and Pulivendula Assembly constituencies respectively and also as members of the Congress in November 2010.[11] [4][12] Many Congress leaders loyal to Jagan also quit the Congress and joined the YSR Congress. This resulted in the weakening of the Congress's strength in both the assembly and the Lok Sabha, necessitating by-elections. In the ensuing by-elections, the party won most of the vacated seats with record-breaking majorities, with many of the Congress and the Telugu Desam Party (the main opposition) candidates losing their deposits.[13] The party has a strength of 151 members in the 175-member state assembly and 22 members in the Lok Sabha (out of 25 in AP) as the election results declared on 23 May 2019, simultaneously.[14]


In March 2012, YSR Congress won the Kovur assembly seat in Nellore district in a by-election.

On 15 June 2012, YSR Congress won the Nellore Lok Sabha seat and 15 of 18 assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh. YSR Congress leaders P. Subhash Chandra Bose from Ramachandrapuram constituency of East Godavari district and Konda Surekha from Parakala constituency of Warangal district, both ministers in the YSR cabinet, had switched to YSR Congress party but lost their races.[15]

It lost the 2014 Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly election. It went for 2019 general elections by appointing Prashant Kishor, a renowned political strategist in Indian elections[16] and emerged as the 5th largest political party in India.

YSR Congress did not contest in Telangana Assembly election 2018.[17]

YSR Congress swept the 2019 Andhra pradesh assembly elections and 2019 General elections by winning 151 out of 175 seats in the assembly and 22 out of the 25 parliamentary seats. There by Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy became the second chief minister(post bifurcation) of Andhra pradesh.

Chief Ministers

Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh

S.No Portrait Name
Tenure Days
1 YSJaganmohan Reddy.jpg Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
30 May 2019 – Incumbent 623 days

Deputy Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh

No Name Term of office
1. Dharmana Krishna Das 22 July 2020 Incumbent
2. A. Kali Krishna Srinivas 8 June 2019 Incumbent
3. Pushpasreevani Pamula 8 June 2019 Incumbent
4. K. Narayana Swamy 8 June 2019 Incumbent
5. Amzath Basha Shaik Bepari 8 June 2019 Incumbent

Electoral Performance

Indian General Elections

Vote share in consecutive Lok Sabha elections
Lok Sabha Elections
Election Year Party leader Seats contested Seats won Change in seats Percentage of votes Vote swing Popular vote Result
2014 Election Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy 38
9 / 543
Increase 9 2.53% Steady 13,995,435 Others
2019 Election Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy 25
22 / 543
Increase 13 2.53% No Changes 15,537,006 Others

State Legislative Assembly Elections

Vote share in consecutive Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections
Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly Elections[18]
Election Year Party leader Seats contested Seats won Change in seats Percentage of votes Vote swing Popular vote Result
2014 Election Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy 266
70 / 294
Increase 70 27.88% Steady 13,494,076 Opposition
2019 Election Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy 175
151 / 175
Increase 81 49.95% Increase 27.88% 15,688,569 Government

See also


  1. ^ "About us". YSRC Party. 1 January 2019.
  2. ^ "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013" (PDF). India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Why YSR Congress?". 2011. Archived from the original on 16 April 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  4. ^ a b "'YSR Congress' is now Jagan's party - The Times of India". The Times Of India.
  5. ^ "Jaganmohan Reddy split from congress, for own party". The Economic Times. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 30 November 2010.
  6. ^ "Jaganmohan Reddy walks out of jail after 16 months". IndiaToday. 24 September 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  7. ^ "national - News - msn". www.msn.com.
  8. ^ "Defiant Jagan to go ahead with 'Odarpu' yatra - The Times of India". The Times Of India.
  9. ^ http://zeenews.india.com/election09/story.aspx?aid=640242
  10. ^ With TV attack on Sonia & PM, Jagan signals it’s time to go. Indian Express (2010-11-21). Retrieved on 2011-10-20.
  11. ^ "Jagan quits Congress, to float 'YSR Congress'". Zee News. 30 November 2010.
  12. ^ Andhra Pradesh / Hyderabad News : Jagan is national president of YSR Congress Party. The Hindu (2011-02-22). Retrieved on 2011-10-20.
  13. ^ "News /National: Jagan quits Congress, Kadapa Lok Sabha seat". The Hindu (2010-11-29). Retrieved on 2011-10-20.
  14. ^ P, Ashish; DelhiJune 6, ey New; June 6, 2018UPDATED; Ist, 2018 15:55. "Sumitra Mahajan accepts resignation of 5 YSRCP MPs". India Today.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  15. ^ "Jagan's YSR Congress wins Nellore Lok Sabha, 15 assembly seats". The Times Of India. 15 June 2012.
  16. ^ NTV Telugu (9 July 2017), YS Jagan Introduces Political Strategist Prashant Kishor @ YSRCP Plenary Meeting 2017 || NTV, retrieved 25 November 2018
  17. ^ https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/ysrcp-not-contest-telangana-elections-pawan-kalyan-still-undecided-91384
  18. ^ "Andhra Pradesh Assembly Election Results". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 18 December 2020.

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