YSR Congress Party came into being as a whiff of fresh air when political uncertainty coupled with apathy among political parties towards people’s problems was at its peak in the state.
The launching of the party became an imminent necessity as ideological wilderness gripped the ruling congress party with Delhi involving in remote control direction and calling the shots while the state government had neglected the administration and people’s welfare.
After the tragic death of the towering leader YS Rajasekhara Reddy, the vacuum and void could not be filled as the State had no leader who could match YSR in stature, vision and charisma. Nefarious plans came into full play and Delhi Durbar unfolded a methodical action plan to erase YSR and his nobility from the people’s memories.
Self-respect of Telugu People
The self-respect of the people of Andhra Pradesh was deeply hurt when due recognition to YSR was denied by the congress high command and his welfare measures were being watered down by the state government systematically.
A situation was created where his son YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had to leave the Congress and start a new political party to keep YSR’s ideals afloat and bring back his golden era. That was how YSR Congress Party took birth on March 11, 2011 at Jaggampet in East Godavari district.
The formal launch of the party took place on the next day at Idupulapaya where the great leader YSR was laid to rest. People gave a decisive mandate by electing party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and his mother YS Vijayamma to Lok Sabha and the state assembly from Kadapa and Pulivendula constituencies respectively by an overwhelming margin signaling the arrival of a new force that could fulfill their aspirations.
The acronym YSR stands for Yuvajana, Shramika, Rythu and YSR Congress Party is committed to the uplift of all sections of the society. Farmers, women, students, weavers and other marginalized sections of the society are the solid pillars of the YSR Congress party.