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Ysr congress party and About Ysr
YSR Congress Party is a new emerging regional political party headed by Sri. Y.S.Jagan Mohan Reddy, son of Late Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Mr.Y.S.Rajashekara Reddy.
Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy (8 July 1949 – 2 September 2009), popularly known as YSR, was a two-time Chief Minister of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, serving from 2004 to 2009. He has been viewed as the most popular chief minister of Andhra Pradesh
His popularity is often attributed to various welfare schemes and development programs he championed for the people of his state. In the words of Yahoo ‘YSR was a mass leader who ruled the hearts of people in Andhra Pradesh’
The BBC called him a champion of social welfare schemes.
He was elected to the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Lok Sabha from the Kadapa constituency for four terms and to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly for five terms from the Pulivendula constituency. His candidature won every election he contested.
On 2 September 2009, a helicopter carrying Reddy went missing in the Nallamala forest area. On the morning of 3 September 2009, media reported that the helicopter wreckage had been found on top of Rudrakonda Hill, 40 nautical miles (74 km) from Kurnool. This was later confirmed by the Prime Minister’s office. Five people aboard this ill fated helicopter were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. There are rumours and conspiracy theories about a highly influential Indian business tycoon’s involvement in his untimely death exist.