YSR Congress Party
The YSR Congress Party (YSRCP, often called the YCP) an acronym for Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party which literally means Youth, Labour and Farmers Congress Party, is an Indian regional political party in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It was founded by Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy, the son of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy. They were members of the Indian National Congress until 2011, Later he decided to split his party from Congress. He was also elected as national party president by his members.
|President||Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy|
|Chairperson||Y. S. Vijaya Lakshmi|
|Secretary-General||V. Vijayasai Reddy|
|Parliamentary Chairperson||V. Vijayasai Reddy|
|Lok Sabha leader||P. V. Midhun Reddy|
|Rajya Sabha leader||V. Vijayasai Reddy|
|Founder||Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy|
|Founded||12 March 2011|
|Split from||Indian National Congress|
|Headquarters||Plot no. 13, Suryadevara Township, Tadepalle, Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh|
|Colours||Blue (Official) |
|ECI Status||State party|
|National convener||Y. S. Sharmila|
|Seats in Lok Sabha|
22 / 543
|Seats in Rajya Sabha|
2 / 245
|Seats in Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly|
151 / 175
|Seats in Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council|
9 / 58
|Number of states and union territories in government|
1 / 31
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. 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. The refusal of Sonia Gandhi and the defiance of Jagan Mohan reddy is taken as being apocryphal and there are many stories which mention that Jagan fabricated this story to garner sympathy from the masses which he readily did in the forthcoming elections.
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.
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. 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 2014 Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly election. 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.
Chief Ministers of Andhra PradeshEdit
|No||Name||Term of office|
|1.||Y S JaganMohan Reddy||30 May 2019||Incumbent|
Deputy Chief Ministers of Andhra PradeshEdit
|No||Name||Term of office|
|1.||Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose||8 June 2019||Incumbent|
|2.||A. Kali Krishna Srinivas||8 June 2019||Incumbent|
|3.||Pushpasreevani Pamula||8 June 2019||Incumbent|
|4.||K. Narayana Swamy||8 June 2019||Incumbent|
|5.||Amzath Basha Shaik Bepari||8 June 2019||Incumbent|
|Year||Election||Seats Won||Seats Contested||Vote (%)||Change of Seats||Result|
|2014||Assembly election, 2014||67||175||42.10||55||Opposition|
|2019||Assembly election, 2019||151||175||49.9||84||Government|
|Year||Election||Seats Won||Seats Contested|
|2014||Assembly election, 2014||03||92|
|Year||Election||Seats Won||Seats Contested||Change of Seats|
|2012||Indian general election Bypoll, 2012||02||02|
|2014||2014 Indian general election||09||25||07|
|2019||Indian general election, 2019||22||25||13|
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