Y. S. Vivekananda Reddy

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Y. S. Vivekananda Reddy
Member of the Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded byY. S. Raja Shekhar Reddy
Succeeded byY. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
ConstituencyKadapa,Andhra Pradesh
Member of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly
In office
Preceded byY. S. Raja Shekhar Reddy
Succeeded byY. S. Rajasekhara Reddy
Personal details
Born(1950-08-08)8 August 1950
Pulivendula, Madras State
(now in Andhra Pradesh, India)
Died15 March 2019(2019-03-15) (aged 68)
Pulivendula, Andra Pradesh, India
Cause of deathStabbing
Political partyYSR Congress Party
Other political
Indian National Congress
Spouse(s)Y.S. Sowbhagya
As of 16 September, 2006
Source: [1]

Y. S. Vivekananda Reddy (8 August 1950 – 15 March 2019) was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Kadapa constituency of Andhra Pradesh. He was a member of the YSR Congress Party. He was elected to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament of India from the Kadapa constituency in Andhra Pradesh.

Personal life[edit]

Vivekananda Reddy was the younger brother of the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy.He is a graduate in Agriculture from S.V. Agricultural College in Tirupati.[1]

Political career[edit]

He was the designer of Lingala Canal in Kadapa district. He began his services to the community through the Lions club, became District Governor and the Samithi President.

Vivekananda Reddy was twice elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Pulivendula constituency, in 1989 and 1994.[2] Then, in the elections of 1999, he was elected to the Lok Sabha from the Kadapa constituency with a majority of over 90,000, which was the highest majority gained in the state. In 2004 elections he increased that majority to over 110,000.

In September 2009, Vivekananda Reddy was elected as a member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council. On 30 November 2010 he became Agriculture Minister in the Andhra Pradesh cabinet headed by N. Kiran Kumar Reddy.[3]

Later, in the 2011, Vivekananda Reddy contested the Pulivendula by-elections caused due to Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and his mother, Y. S. Vijayamma, leaving the INC to form YSR Congress. He stood as the INC candidate against his sister-in-law and just managed to secure his deposit after finishing in second place but some 80,000 votes behind Y. S. Vijayamma.[4]

He was stabbed and murdered by unknown assistants in his house. His party YSR Congress Party has demanded a CBI probe.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Former Andhra Pradesh minister YS Vivekananda Reddy breathes his last". My Nation. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "YSR's brother Vivekananda Reddy found dead, case for unnatural death filed". The Economic Times. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Ex-minister YS Vivekananda Reddy known as people's leader". New Indian Express. 16 March 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Jagan Reddy's Uncle Found Dead At Home, Case Of Unnatural Death Filed". NDTV. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  5. ^ "YSRCP leader YS Vivekananda Reddy murdered in Andhra's Pulivendra". Sandeep Raghavan. The Times of India. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  6. ^ "YSR Congress leader Vivekananda Reddy was stabbed to death, confirms forensic report". Akash Kolluru. India Today. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

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