Andhra CM pays tribute to his father YSR; Releases mother's book

South India

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Wednesday paid tribute to the former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Rajasekhara Reddy on his 71st birth anniversary. 


The Chief Minister along with some of his family members and YSRCP workers gathered at YSR Ghat at Idupulqpaya estate in Kadapa district to pay their tribute.

During the occasion, the Chief Minister also released a book ''Naalo...Naatho... YSR'' (Within me...With me, YSR) written by his mother.

As per the report, the book shares some facts about YSR which the outside world does not know.

The book depicts not only the political journey of YSR but describes the happenings till his son YS Jagan became the CM of Andhra Pradesh last year. 

Vijayalakshmi, who is the honorary president of YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), has penned her thoughts while recalling the life and times of her husband and the turn of events after his death in a helicopter crash on September 2, 2009.

Vijayalakshmi wrote in the preface that she understands what the world knows about the leader, but in this book she has written some facts about the great leader which the outside world doesn’t know.

“The book is an account of YSR’s life and his political journey and how he is still alive in the form of the welfare schemes he has introduced and it will be useful and will inspire the future generations”, she wrote in the preface.

Popularly known as YSR, Rajasekhara Reddy was the chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh from 2004 to 2009. He died in a helicopter crash, a few months after leading the Congress party to a second term in power.

YSR's death plunged the state into political chaos. With the Congress party trying to sideline them, Jagan and Vijayalakshmi quit the party and floated YSRCP to carry forward the ideals of YSR. 

YSRCP stormed to power in Andhra Pradesh last year.

Recalling that YSR was pro-farmer, Jagan said he was happy that the birth anniversary of the great leader was being celebrated as farmers'' day.


With inputs from Agency

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