Jagan Mohan Reddy (YS Jagan) Resigns or Jagan Resignation to launch its own party ‘YSR Congress’. Jagan Mohan Reddy quits Congress, likely to float his own party. Jaganmohan Reddy Rebel Congress MP from Kadapa Resign today on November 29, 2010. Jagan mohan Reddy from the party after the later expressed anger over the episodes telecast on Sakshi television channel targeting the party leadership.
Youth Sramik Ryot (YSR Congress) is likely to be the name of the new political outfit. Jaganmohan submitted an open resignation letter to the Speaker of the Andhra Pradesh assembly on Monday, Times Now said. Jagan in a 5-page open letter alleged that Congress humiliated him and his family. “I always accepted high command dictats. Odarpu was my personal issue. I am pained at Congress high command’s attitude. What mistake did I commit? Hence, decided to quit from Lok Sabha,” Jagan said.
Jagan’s mother Vijayalakshmi has also resigned as member of the state assembly. She was elected unopposed from Pulivendula constituency in Kadapa district in December last year, following the death of her husband in a helicopter crash.
The Sakshi channel, owned by Jagan Mohan Reddy, raised the hackles of the party leadership by targeting Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi.
For the 38-year-old son of former chief minister YSR Reddy, who has been aspiring to become the CM, the increasing isolation from the party reportedly pushed him into breaking away from Congress and is now likely to form a new party of his own.
Jagan’s uncle and member of Legislative Council, Y S Vivekananda Reddy, YSR’s brother, has rubbed salt to Jaganmohan Reddy’s injury by offering to “patch up” the strained relationship between his nephew and the Congress high command by “expressing our regret over the episodes telecast on Sakshi television channel.”
Vivekananda’s move has only left a defiant Jagan more embarrassed even as his camp tried to do some damage control by announcing that their leader had done nothing wrong that warranted any explanation to the high command.
By distancing itself from Vivekananda’s statement, his camp desperately sought to send a message that Jagan would not buckle under pressure.