Journey from a businessman to Chief Minister
Making his electoral debut in 2009, Yeduguri Sandinti Jaganmohan Reddy popularly known as Jagan Reddy has emerged tall after an epic electoral win this parliamentary elections.
The same year of Jagan’s political debut, his father Yeduguri Sandinti Rajasekhara Reddy or YSR, became the Chief Minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh. Kadappa which is his home turf was the parliamentary constituency he won in 2009 leading towards his further success. Nearly a decade after YSR becoming the CM he was tragically killed in a helicopter crash.
- Jagan will take oath as the 2nd CM of Andhra Pradesh at Vijayawada’s Indira Gandhi Municipal stadium today. The Governor ESL Narasimhan will administer the oath.
- The 47-year-old leader finally swept into power after the 2019 elections defeating a 69-year-old Chandrababu Naidu who had snapped ties with the NDA government and had attempted to stitch together a non-BJP, non-NDA government at the Centre.
- The political journey of the businessman-turned-politician was full of challenges. He has faced a series of corruption charges, which was slapped on him and his aides by the CBI after which the High Court ordered a probe against him. He was also jailed in 2012 and spent a total of 16 months in prison. He was released just a few months before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
- In 2014, the YSRCP won 67 seats in the Assembly and ate into the Congress position in Andhra politics, relegating it to second place in the state. However, in the general elections, he lost out to Chandrababu Naidu who had tied up with actor Pawan Kalyan. There was also massive poaching of his MPs and MLAs by Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party (TDP).