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Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
Leader of Opposition in Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
26 May 2014
Preceded by N. Chandrababu Naidu
Member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly
for Pulivendla
Assumed office
26 May 2014
Preceded by Y. S. Vijayamma
Member of the India Parliament
for Kadapa
In office
26 May 2009 – 26 May 2014
Preceded by Y. S. Vivekananda Reddy
Succeeded by Y. S. Avinash Reddy
Personal details
Born (1972-12-21) 21 December 1972 (age 45)
Pulivendula, Andhra Pradesh, India
Political party YSR Congress Party (2011-present)
Other political
Indian National Congress (before 2011)
Spouse(s) Y. S. Bharathi
Children 2 daughters
Parents Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy (father)
Y. S. Vijayamma (mother)
Relatives Y. S. Sharmila (sister)
Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Yeduguri Sandinti Jaganmohan Reddy (born 21 December 1972),[1] is an Indian politician from Andhra Pradesh, who is the founder and leader of YSR Congress Party, and Leader of opposition in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly since 16 May 2014.[2] He is the son of the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy. He started his political career by campaigning for Indian National Congress in 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.

Personal life

Jaganmohan Reddy [3] was born 21 December 1972 in Pulivendula village of Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh. He received his early education from Pulivendula and Hyderabad Public School. He founded the daily Telugu language newspaper Sakshi and the television channel Sakshi TV.[4] He is the chief promoter of Bharathi Cements.[5] Reddy is a Protestant Christian.[6] He has a younger sister, Y. S. Sharmila, a politician.

Political career

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, and 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.[7]

Jagan as a president of YSR Congress faced by-election from the Kadapa constituency and won by a large margin of 545,043 votes.[8]

On 29 November 2010, he resigned, after a fallout with the Congress party high command.[9] He announced on 7 December 2010 from Pulivendula that he would be starting a new party within 45 days. In March 2011, new party name is announced at Jaggampeta of east godavari district.[10] Later party went to by polls in YSR Kadapa district and won the seats with huge majority.

On 15 April 2015, YS Jagan started 3 days project yatra to visit Polavaram , Pattiseema, Prakasham Barrage, veligonda Tunnel and other projects.

PrajaSankalpaYatra - Padayatra of more than 3000kms

Leader of the Opposition in Assembly and YSR Congress Party president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy launched his 3,000-km-long walkathon named PrajaSankalpaYatra in November 6th,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” (Jagan should come. We want Jagan) for the foot march that will take him across 125 Assembly segments in 13 districts of the state over the next six to seven months.

During the foot march, Reddy intends to interact with at least three crore people of the state and know problems existing in grassroots of Andhrapradesh and take measures to solve problems faced by people of Andhrapradesh.

Opposition to the formation of Telangana

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.[11] His mother, MLA Vijayamma, was also on hunger strike protesting the formation of Telangana out of AP.[12] After his release, Reddy called for a 72-hour bandh protesting the formation of Telangana.[13] Both Jagan and his mother have resigned from their legislatures opposing the Telangana decision[14]

Disproportionate Assets

Arrest and 16 months in jail

Jagan Reddy was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation on embezzlement charges and his Judicial custody was extended repeatedly as the investigation proceeded.[15][16][17] [18]

The Supreme Court also dismissed his petition on 4 July 2012,[19][20] 9 August 2012, and on 13 May 2013.[21]

Other Congress ministers arrested for issuing orders

In March 2012, the Supreme Court directed the CBI to extend their investigations to six ministers (Kanna Lakshminarayana, Mopidevi Venkata Ramana Sabita Indra Reddy, Ponnala Lakshmaiah, J Geetha Reddy and Dharmana Prasada Rao), and eight senior bureaucrats, who were implicated in issuing 26 Government orders that helped the companies investing in Jagan's firms.[22] Andhra Excise minister Mopidevi Venkataramana was arrested on 24 May 2012.[23]

CBI also summoned BCCI chief Mr N Srinivasan on 7 June 2012.[24]

As a sequel to allegations that CBI had selectively released information to the press to tarnish the image of Jaganmohan Reddy, the Central Vigilance Commissioner sought a report on the matter from the investigating agency.[25]

Charges of political vendetta

The YSR Congress and Jagan's family have been alleging a political conspiracy behind Jagan's investigations.[26][27] 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.[28]


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  2. ^ "AP Legislature". Center for Good Governance. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Jagan Padayatra - Sakshi". Retrieved April 26, 2018. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ Venkatesha Babu and C.R. Sukumar (2010-04-20). "France’s Vicat buys 51% stake in Bharathi Cement". Livemint. Retrieved 2013-05-21. 
  6. ^ "Who is Jagan Reddy?" Hindustan Times 29 November 2010
  7. ^ "Defiant Jagan to go ahead with 'Odarpu' yatra". The Times Of India. 22 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "Kadapa Bypoll: Jagan wins by 545,043 votes". India Today. 13 May 2011. 
  9. ^ letter
  10. ^ YSR CP - YSR Congress Party. "కొత్త పార్టీ అందుకే". 
  11. ^ "Jagan Shifted to OGH". Indistan News. 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  12. ^ Indo-Asian News Service (24 August 2013). "Jagan Mohan Reddy's mother Vijayamma continues hunger strike in hospital". NDTV. 
  13. ^ pti (4 October 2013). "Telangana: Y S Jaganmohan Reddy blasts Centre, calls for 72 hour bandh". The Economic Times. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "Y S Jaganmohan Reddy resigns as MP over AP split; his mother quits Assembly". Indian Express. 10 August 2013. 
  15. ^ "CBI names Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy as prime accused in assets case". India Today. 2012-05-07. Retrieved 2013-05-21. 
  16. ^ Uma Sudhir (28 May 2012). "Jagan to stay in jail till June 11, a day before key elections". 
  17. ^ "DA case: Jagan's custody extended, Sabitha appears in court". Calcutta, India: 2013-06-07. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  18. ^ [2][dead link]
  19. ^ Justice Aftab Alam and Mrs. Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai (4 July 2012). "Y.S.Jagan Mohan Reddy vs C.B.I. Anti-Corruption Branch". Supreme Court of India. 
  20. ^ Justice Aftab Alam and Mrs. Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai (4 July 2012). "Supreme Court of India Judgment: Y.S.Jagan Mohan Reddy vs C.B.I. Anti-Corruption Branch". 
  21. ^ Venkatesan, J. (9 August 2012). "SC dismisses Jagan's plea against arrest in DA case". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 
  22. ^ "Jaganmohan's assets case: SC notice to 6 Andhra ministers, 8 IAS officers". Times Of India. 2012-03-12. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  23. ^ "Jaganmohan Reddy assets case: Andhra Pradesh minister arrested". The Times Of India. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  24. ^ "CBI summons BCCI chief in Jagan case". The Times Of India. 8 June 2012. 
  25. ^ "CVC seeks CBI report over 'media leaks' about Jagan". 8 July 2012. 
  26. ^ "YSR Cong cries foul over CBI's 'selective probe'". The Times of India. 
  27. ^ "Vijayamma and Bharathi lash out at CBI on Jagan probe". Times AP. 
  28. ^ "Jagan Mohan Reddy's arrest political vendetta: BJP". The Times of India. 

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Leader of the YSR Congress Party in the 15th Lok Sabha
Succeeded by
Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy