Jagan mohan reddy announced his resignation from the Congress today

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YS Rajasekhar Reddy’s son, Jagan Mohan Reddy, has announced his resignation from the Congress in the first step towards launching his own party. Jagan was the MP from Kadapa. His mother, Vijayalaxmi, has also resigned as MLA from Pulivendula Assembly seat.Mr. Reddy wrote an open letter to AICC president Sonia Gandhi informing her about his decision and expressing anguish at what he called the attempts of the party leaders to isolate and expel him.“I resign from primary membership of Congress and Lok Sabha. The AICC has insulted me repeatedly in the last 14 months. I was not treated with the respect I deserve. My father’s legacy was hijacked by others and I was not allowed to continue my Odarpu yatra,” said Jagan in his letter Since his father died, Jagan Mohan has been keen on projecting himself as a mass leader. Jagan has been defying Congress leadership by going on ‘Odarpu yatra’ (consolation) reportedly to meet and console the family members of people who committed suicide of died of shock following the death of his father YS Rajashekhar Reddy. Sakshi TV, a channel owned by Jagan, has also been very critical of Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party General Seceretary Rahul Gandhi.

In fact a Sakshi TV programme aired on the night of November 25 attributed Congress’ debacle in Bihar to Rahul’s depleting magic. Jagan also claimed that Sakshi TV is an independent media organisation.K Rosaiah stepped down as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, partly because of that TV program – he was accused of not being able to handle the factionalism within his party in his own state. The Congress then picked Kiran Kumar Reddy as its new Chief Minister.As a mark of solidarity, the Kadapa District Congress Committee (DCC) president K. Suresh Babu, and all office-bearers tendered their resignations.The Congress MP has been loggerheads with his party leadership ever since the death of his father on September 2, 2009. What precipitated his resignation was the active efforts of the Congress leadership to woo YSR’s younger brother Y. S. Vivekananda Reddy, an MLC, by considering him for a berth in the Cabinet of the new Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy. Simultaneously, the Congress is in talks with Praja Rajyam President K. Chiranjeevi for possible inclusion of his party MLAs in the Council of Ministers.
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