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Jagan Reddy resigned as MP over split of Andhra Pradesh

Aug 11, 2013 16:00 IST

YS Jaganmohan (Jagan) Reddy, the President of YSR Congress Party and a Lok Sabha MP from Kadapa on 10 August 2013 resigned as a member of the Parliament. He resigned to mark his protest against the unilateral and arrogant posturing of the Congress on the proposed division of Andhra Pradesh.

Jaganmohan Reddy who is lodged in Hyderabad Jail in connection with disproportionate assets case, has sent his resignation to the Lok Sabha Speaker through the jail authorities.

On the same day, YS Jaganmohan's mother and honorary President of the YSR Congress YS Vijaya also resigned from the State Assembly citing the issue.

About YS Jaganmohan Reddy

• He started his political career by campaigning for Congress party in 2004 elections in Kadapa District
• In 2009 elections he was elected as member of Parliament from Kadapa constituency as a member of the Indian National Congress
• He conducted the odarpu Yatra (condolence tour), after six months of his father's death to meet with the families of the people who either committed suicide or suffered due to health ailments after hearing the news of YS Rajasekhara Reddy's death. This yatra resulted as an end of his relationship with the congress party  
• YS Jaganmohan Reddy is the son of the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Rajasekhara Reddy

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