YSR Congress Party
YSR Congress Party, means Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party which literally means Youth, Labour and Farmer's Congress Party, is a regional political party in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India.
YSR CONGRESS NAVARATNALU
We believe that these 9 promises, The Navaratnalu, will be the bedrock on which Navyandhra will be built, where inclusive development and happiness of all will be the sole aim.
YSR Congress party (YSRCP) Chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, in a meeting with the party leaders in Visakhapatnam district, released the party’s poster that details ‘Navaratnalu’. As the name suggests, through nine large-scale welfare schemes, the YSRCP offers benefits worth a minimum of Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh per year.
YOUR STATE, YOUR CONTRIBUTION,
My single point agenda is to restore Rajanna’s Rajyam, and bring back the smiles on people’s faces. I urge you to join me in this fight, to bring AP back on track. Together, we can transform Andhra Pradesh, into the most developed state in the country.
YSR Congress Party, means Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party which literally means Youth, Labour and Farmer’s 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 had been members of the Indian National 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 across Andhra Pradesh, supposedly 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. 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 “Odarpu Yatra” in the West Godavari and Khammam districts from in April 2010.
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 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.