After offering floral tributes to his father late Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy, the Andhra Pradesh chief minister stated that his cabinet will have 25 members with five deputy chief ministers. Home > Assembly Elections 2005 > Report AP: 24 ministers in YSR's team Syed Amin Jafri in Hyderabad | May 22, 2004 14:17 IST Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Dr Y S Rajasekhar Reddy … [3] He led his party to victory in the following general and assembly elections held in 2004, and did the same in 2009. This page was last edited on 27 November 2020, at 06:18. Indiramma illu was a program started to construct heavily subsidised housing for the rural poor. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today said he would expand his cabinet in November. He sought a mandate based on past performance, making no new election promises but vowing to continue and extend ongoing schemes. He continued in the TRS politburo till his last breathe. His tenure also saw the significant weakening of the violent extremist left-wing, On 14 Sep 2009, Andhra Cricket Association renamed ACA-VDCA cricket stadium as. During his tenure as Chief Minister, the government of Andhra Pradesh undertook the following projects: He commenced the Jala Yagnam project to irrigate 10,000,000 acres (4,000,000 ha) of land through the construction of major, medium and minor irrigation projects. Six months after his death, Reddy's son Jagan began a condolence tour (Odarpu Yatra) to meet the families of those who either allegedly committed suicide or died of shock after hearing of the death of his father. [46], Finance Minister Konijeti Rosaiah was sworn in as Chief Minister following Reddy's death.[47]. They had served in the Congress government headed by YSR in undivided Andhra Pradesh in 2004-09. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday questioned Andhra Pradesh Home Minister P Sabita Indra Reddy in YSR Congress Party leader YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's alleged illegal assets case. The opposition parties demanded his resignation for owning the land in violation of the law. For reprint rights: Syndications Today, Click here to get the latest issue for FREE, Andhra Pradesh CM Y.S. The Chief Minister, Dr.YS Rajasekhara Reddy on Tuesday allotted portfolios to all the 35 members of Council of Ministers and P Sabita Indra Reddy became the first women Home Minister of the State. Rajasekhara Reddy (Telugu: వై.ఎస్.రాజశేఖర్ రెడ్డి) (8 July 1949 – 2 September 2009), popularly known as YSR, was a two-time Chief Minister of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, serving from 2004 to 2009. This feat was seen as a significant victory for Reddy, since he was able to earn a second consecutive term against the odds of anti-incumbency. Elections for the seats left vacant due to the resignations of Jagan and Y. S. Vijayamma (Reddy's wife) were held on 8 May 2011. [12][16][17], Reddy joined active politics in 1978 and won the Pulivendula constituency same year and became Minister of State for Rural Development (1980–82), and later shifted to Excise Minister (1982) and Education Minister (1982–83). The Pavala Vaddi program provided loans at 3% interest to encourage small businesses and entrepreneurship by rural women. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy along with his family pays tribute to ... of AP Chief Minister Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy ... changed in 2004, and YSR became Chief Minister. [2] In 2003 he undertook a three-month-long paadayaatra, or walking tour, of 1475 km during the very hot summer months, across several districts in Andhra Pradesh as a part of his election campaign. [42], An investigation eventually concluded that the factors that caused that crash included a problem with the transmission oil pressure system that distracted the crew from the worsening weather for more than six minutes. When TRS entered into an alliance with Congress in the 2004 Assembly elections, he served as the Minister for Technical Education in the YS Rajasekhara Reddy’s Cabinet from 2005 to 2008 in erstwhile Andhra Pradesh. Reddy's major campaign slogan for the 2009 election was "Development and Credibility". [24] The opposition parties formed a 'Grand Alliance' (mahakootami) made up of all the major opposition parties including, Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and the communist parties. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s Cabinet on June 8, 2019. The three time MLA served as the Minister for Mines and geology Minister in the earlier government. As we all knew that the legendary politician and former chief minister late YS Rajasekhara Reddy who is a well known personality in state and national politics as well. The Congress party's central leadership directed Jagan to call off the Odarpu Yatra, but he refused. Full reimbursement of college tuition for the underprivileged and reservations for minorities were instituted. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy Y.S. Twenty-eight irrigation projects on priority costing Rs 46,000 crore. Considering his contributions to the party, Narasimha Reddy was given key positions. Reddy's party also won 33 seats in parliament out of a total of 42 seats. He is known for his forthright speech and frank approach. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, who grew from the faction-ridden and often violence-marked politics of Kadapa, steered his party through spectacular victories twice consecutively in … [28], Reddy was accused of amassing large amounts of money during his tenure as the Chief Minister. There was also a new party, Praja Rajyam Party (PRP), floated by a popular film star Chiranjeevi. arrested Mopidevi Venkataramana, the then-Infrastructure Minister in Reddy's cabinet, who was responsible for unduly assigning the land to a private organisation called Vanpick. YS Rajasekhara Reddy cabinet Latest Breaking News, Pictures, Videos, and Special Reports from The Economic Times. He won 2009 Assembly elections and continued his tenure as 15th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, which was abruptly cut short by his death on 2 September 2009.[10]. His return to state politics saw him winning 1999 Assembly elections from same Pulivendula constituency during which he served as Leader of Opposition in Andhra Pradesh State Assembly (1999–2004), but his subsequent winning in 2004 Assembly elections saw him sworn in as 14th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh serving full-term. The TDP promised numerous inducements including free color televisions and a unique cash transfer scheme (CTS). Yeduguri Sandinti Rajasekhara Reddy (8 July 1949 – 2 September 2009),[1] popularly known as YSR, was the 14th chief minister of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, serving from 2004 to 2009. [11] They had one son, politician Y. S. Jagan Mohan, and one daughter, Y. S. Talking informally to reporters in his chamber in the assembly, Reddy said performance of the incumbent ministers would be reviewed ahead of the cabinet expansion. Admission for children of distressed farmers to welfare hostels. This incident called the credibility of Reddy's entire cabinet into question. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy’s tragic death in a helicopter crash, at the peak of his career, has shaken the entire political spectrum; our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, relatives, colleagues, party men and followers. Dr. Yeduguri Sandinti Rajasekhara Reddy was known for his consummate dedication and allegiance towards the upliftment of the downtrodden. Yeduguri Sandinti Rajasekhara Reddy (8 July 1949 – 2 September 2009), popularly known as YSR, was the 14th chief minister of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, serving from 2004 to 2009..Reddy was elected to the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Lok Sabha from the Kadapa constituency for four terms and to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly for five terms from the Pulivendula constituency. Rajasekhara Reddy, who was popularly known as YSR. Yeduguri Sandinti Jaganmohan Reddy, the 17th chief minister and current serving chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. Though, he was suffering from … Reddy's parents were devout Christians,[14] as was Reddy, who was buried according to Christian rites. He also visited the Hindu temple of Tirupati regularly. The main emphasis during Reddy's tenure was on social welfare, with a majority of his projects targeted at reducing rural poverty. A rice scheme provided a kilogram of rice for two rupees to reduce hunger. [33] Even after all these criticism Mr.Reddy won General and assembly elections and Sworn in as Chief Minister again in 2009. Andhra Pradesh Cabinet minister Mopidevi Venkatramna on Tuesday appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation for questioning in the case relating to alleged illegal assets of YSR Congress party leader YS Jaganmohan Reddy. Contesting on behalf of the newly formed YSR Congress Party, Jagan and Vijayamma both won easily. - Issue Date: Jun 7, 2004 Rs 50,000 for the liquidation of loans of the state's farmers who have committed suicide. A sum of Rs 1 lakh to relatives of the farmers who committed suicide to help pursue farming. Hyderabad, May 26 (TNN): The Chief Minister, Dr Rajasekhar Reddy, on Tuesday allocated portfolios to newly-inducted ministers in the Cabinet. [4], On 2 September 2009, a helicopter carrying Reddy went missing in the Nallamala Forest area. YS Rajasekhara Reddy cabinet Blogs, Comments and Archive News on Economictimes.com As a charismatic mass leader, he had carved a niche for himself in state politics. After offering floral tributes to his father late Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy, the Andhra Pradesh chief minister stated that his cabinet will have 25 members with five deputy chief ministers. Both the ministers, who had served in the Cabinet of Jaganmohan Reddy's father YS Rajasekhara Reddy (2004-09), have been accused of showing undue … Rajasekhara Reddy orders free power to state farmers. He continued to retain the same constituency in 1983 and 1985, even when Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao swept the power and the party fared badly in the latter, which saw Indira Gandhi making him State president of the party. [27], Reddy was sworn in as the Chief Minister for the term of 2009–2014 on 20 May 2009. [6][7][8] Over a hundred people were reported to have committed suicide on hearing the news of his death. He continued in the TRS Polit Buro until the last breath. He was a staunch supporter of YS Rajasekhara Reddy and served as a minister in his cabinet in 2004 and 2009. The five people aboard were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Dr. Y.S. Reddy was married to Vijaya Lakshmi. [36][37] Although the sparsely populated forest area is considered to be a stronghold of the outlawed Naxal communist insurgents, the National Security Advisor of India ruled out the possibility of the Naxals bringing down the helicopter. Jagan Reddy’s father late YS Rajasekhara Reddy also made a woman the home minister in 2004. Reddy's body was buried on 4 September at Idupulapai in Kadapa district with full state honours in accordance with Christian rites. 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The surrender of more than 1,600 acres (6.5 km2) of personal land by Reddy to the government to be compliant with the law in December 2006 was criticised by opposition parties. 25 Ministers were inducted into the Y.S. Reddy. YSR announces portfolios, Sabita first woman Home Minister. Now, a liquid window that's 'smart' enough to cut electricity use, reduce your power bills, Battered Congress looks at hard road ahead, Is 2020 the worst year for civilisation? Rajasekhara Reddy sworn in as chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, he ordered sops for the state's farmers. In 2020, Andhra Pradesh Government declared YSR jayanti to be celebrated as Farmer's Day on 8th of july every year. [9], Being born into a Christian middle class family on 8 July 1949 as eldest of five sons for Y. S. Raja Reddy at Pulivendula, he completed his medical studies in Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga, Karnataka and served as medical officer as Jammalamadugu Mission Hospital, Jammalamadugu, Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh after completing his studies. [34], Reddy's Bell 430 helicopter went missing on Wednesday, 2 September 2009 at 9:35 am. [38], The Indian Prime Minister's Office confirmed the helicopter's crash on the morning of 3 September and the death of all aboard, namely Reddy, his special secretary P. Subrahmanyam, chief security officer A. S. C. Wesley, Group Captain S. K. Bhatia and Captain M. S. Andhra minister appears before CBI in Jagan case. A committee comprising the local MLA, village sarpanch, deputy superintendent of police and the revenue divisional officer to verify the claims of suicides since July 1, 1998 and waive off debts of up to Rs 50,000 under a one-time settlement. [29][30] In a leaked United States diplomatic cable, the American Consul General quotes that there was "widespread corruption that was beyond the pale even for India".[30][31]. Yeduguri Sandinti Rajasekhara Reddy, popularly referred to as Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, was one of the most popular politicians in the history of the state of Andhra Pradesh. Narasimha Reddy has been given key positions if he looks at his work for the party. A federal probe of the Central Bureau of Investigation was also launched to investigate disproportionate assets acquired by Reddy in return for favour his father made to the industrialists. [35] The Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh, P. Ramakanth Reddy, said that inclement weather had forced the helicopter off course. In May 2004, Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy was sworn in as the Chief Minister. Y. S. 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The ceremony was held in Hyderabad's Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium and was attended by a crowd of about 20,000 people. Jagan Reddy’s father late YS Rajasekhara Reddy also made a woman the home minister in 2004. [32] N. Chandrababu Naidu also called for Reddy's resignation after a 2007 Khammam police shooting resulted in eight deaths. When TRS entered into an alliance with Congress in the 2004 Assembly elections, he served as the Minister for Technical Education in the YS Rajasekhara Reddy’s Cabinet from 2005 to 2008 in erstwhile Andhra Pradesh. P Sabita Indra Reddy thus set a record as the first woman home minster in any state in the country. He even continued the winning streak for Kadapa constituency for four terms in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Lok Sabha. YS Rajasekhara Reddy Real Life Story Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy. Yeduguri Sandinti Rajasekhara Reddy (8 July 1949 – 2 September 2009), popularly known as YSR, was a two-time Chief Minister of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, serving from 2004 to 2009 A Telugu television station, NTV, reported that as many as 122 people died of shock or committed suicide upon hearing the news of Reddy's death, many of whom were young supporters or those who benefited from his social welfare schemes. As Y.S. Striking a balance, Jagan Reddy has also tried to ensure proper representation to the regions and various castes. Chief Minister allots portfolios to ministers. A minister from every district in YSR cabinet - Days before going to Jerusalem along with his family, Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy put in place his 35-minister cabinet. Andhra Pradesh CM YS Rajasekhara Reddy`s adopted sister P Sabita Indra Reddy was on Tuesday elevated and made the new Home minister, the first woman in the state to hold the crucial porfolio once held by her late husband. Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister led the YSR Congress Party Legislature Party meet on Friday morning.Party workers, leaders thronged the AP CM's camp office in Tadepally to take part in the meeting. Reddy was elected to the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Lok Sabha from the Kadapa constituency for four terms and to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly for five terms from the Pulivendula constituency. Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy was popularly known as Y.S.R. [26] He became the Congress party's first incumbent chief minister since 1969 to win based on his performance. Begumpet and Shamshabad air traffic controllers lost contact with the aircraft at 10:02 am while it was passing through the dense Nallamala forest area. He continued in the TRS politburo till his last breathe. Dr. Yeduguri Sandinti Rajasekhara Reddy (born July 8, 1949), popularly known as Y.S.R., is the present Chief Minister of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It was also noted that the pilots of the helicopter never discussed the bad weather, diverting, or returning to base.[43]. He resigned from the Congress party on 29 November 2010 and announced on 7 December 2010 from Pulivendula that he would be starting a new party within 45 days. [39][40] The Director General of Police said that the bodies were charred beyond recognition and had to be identified on the basis of clothing. In May 2012, the C.B.I. On 16 February the YSR Congress Party came into existence with Jagan as its president. TRS members join Andhra Pradesh cabinet ... 2004 19:12 IST. When the TRS aligned with the Congress in the 2004 assembly elections, ys rajasekhara reddy served as minister of technology in the cabinet from 2005 to 2008. [29] He is said to have used populist schemes like irrigation projects and housing schemes to his advantage and earn huge profits through them. Y S Rajasekhara Reddy's term as Chief Minister were marked with some of the most notable welfare schemes in the state, a fact which played an important role in making him a very popular face among the common man. [15] Reddy visited Bethlehem and other historically important Christian places in Israel twice. [23] It helped Andhra Pradesh make significant progress in sustainable agriculture by making wastelands cultivable. Sharmila. The five deputy chief ministers will be drawn from SC, ST, BC, Minority and Kapu communities. Yeduguri Sandinti Rajasekhara Reddy (8 July 1949 – 2 September 2009), popularly known as YSR, was the 14th chief minister of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, serving from 2004 to 2009.. Reddy was elected to the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Lok Sabha from the Kadapa constituency for four terms and to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly for five terms from the Pulivendula constituency. [12][13] Reddy's younger brother Y. S. Vivekananda is also a Congress (I) politician. Rajasekhara Reddy hails from Pulivendula, a small town from Cuddapah district of the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh. [5] The next morning media reported that the helicopter wreckage had been found on top of Rudrakonda Hill, 40 kilometres (25 mi) from Kurnool. Six of the Ministers he inducted into his Cabinet were loyalists of his late father Y.S. While the case of an exorbitant rise in the wealth of Jagan Mohan Reddy had come to light when his father YS Rajasekhara Reddy was the chief minister, the latest one to be facing the heat is current Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s son Lokesh Nara. AP ministers, including all YSR loyalists, sworn in - Ending three days of confusion, ministers of the erstwhile Cabinet of YS Rajasekhara Reddy, including all the loyalists of the late CM, were sworn in afresh as required under the Constitution. [25], The Congress Party under the leadership of Reddy won the contest and came to power for a second time, winning 156 seats in the assembly (148 would be a simple majority). In 1973, he established a 70-bed charitable hospital before joining into politics.[10]. On the other hand, the cabinet is likely to approve the setting up of a 100-foot statue of YS Rajasekhara Reddy near the Polavaram project and discuss on Tirupati Lok Sabha by-election as well. P Sabita Indra Reddy thus set a record as the first woman home minst He won every election he contested. The tour was successful and established Jagan as a major political force in state politics. [41] The autopsy of all the bodies was carried out at Kurnool Medical College. 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