YSR Congress Party
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|President||Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy|
|Chairperson||Y. S. Vijaya Lakshmi|
|Secretary-General||V. Vijayasai Reddy|
|Lok Sabha leader||TBA|
|Rajya Sabha leader||V. Vijayasai Reddy|
|Founder||Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy|
|Founded||12 March 2011|
|Headquarters||YSR Congress Party, State Office, D.no 38-8-53A Beside Swagruha Foods, Bandar Road, Vijayawada 520010 India|
|Student wing||YSRCP Student wing|
|Youth wing||YSRCP Youth wing|
|Women's wing||YSRCP Women's wing|
|Political position||Centre|
|Colours|| Blue |
|ECI Status||State party |
|Seats in Lok Sabha|
22 / 545(currently 541 members + 1 Speaker)
|Seats in Rajya Sabha|
2 / 245
|Seats in Andhra Pradesh|
|Number of states and union territories in government|
1 / 31
YSR Congress Party  (Yuvajana Sramika Raithu Congress) a acronym of Yeduguri Sandinti Rajasekhara which literally means: Youth, Labour and Farmer Congress Party) is a regional political party in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. Currently, its president is Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy, the son of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy (popularly known as YSR). Both YSR and Jaganmohan Reddy (called Jagan by his followers) had been members of the Indian National Congress. Jagan was also elected as the national president of YSR congress.
After the sudden death of the then-incumbent Chief Minister Y. S. Rajashekhara Reddy in a helicopter crash in September 2009, his son Jaganmohan Reddy, the incumbent MP from Kadapa, started an Odarpu Yatra (condolence tour) across Andhra Pradesh, supposedly to console the families of those who had committed suicide or died of shock after the death of his father. But there were no such cases found on independent investigation. This tour was not supported by the Congress leadership. Congress President Sonia Gandhi claimed the rising volatile situation in the state regarding the Telangana issue as the main reason for opposing the "Odarpu Yatra". 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.
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. The channel later deleted those remarks in a re-telecast.
Creation of the new party
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. Vijaya Lakshmi resigned from the Kadapa Lok Sabha and Pulivendula Assembly constituencies respectively and also as members of the Congress in November 2010.
They took over the leadership of an existing YSR Congress Party in March 2011, which was founded by Siva Kumar, a Telangana-based advocate and a fan of YSR, in 2009. 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. 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.
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..
It lost the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, 2014. It went for 2019 general elections by appointing Prashant Kishor, a renowned political strategist in Indian elections and emerged as the 5th largest political party in India.
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.
List of Chief ministers
|Year||Election||Seats Won||Seats Contested||Vote Share(%)||Result|
|2014||Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, 2014||67||175||Opposition|
|2019||Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, 2019||151||175||49.9||Government|
|Year||Election||Seats Won||Seats Contested||Vote Share(%)|
|2014||Telangana Legislative Assembly election, 2014||03||92|
|Year||Election||Seats Won||Seats Contested|
|2012||Indian general election Bypoll, 2012||02||02|
|2014||Indian general election, 2014||09||25|
|2019||Indian general election, 2019||22||25|
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