Footsteps Of The Great Leader

Great leader Dr. YS
Rajasekhar Reddy earned a permanent place in the hearts of people of the Telugu-speaking
states. His life leaves us with many memories to cherish.


Full name: Yeduguri Sandinti Rajasekhar Reddy

Parents: Raja Reddy, Jayamma

Place of Birth: Balapanuru, Simhadripuram mandal, Kadapa

Date of Birth: 8 July, 1949

Wedlock: 9 February, 1972

Wife: Vijayalakshmi

Children: Son YS Jaganmohan Reddy, daughter Sharmila

Education: Till 8th std. in Venkatappa primary school in
Pulivendula and then in Mission High School of Bellary; PUC in Loyola College
of Vijayawada; BSc in Bellary for 1 year due to age ineligible to pursue
Medicine; MBBS in MR Medical College of Gulbarga; House Surgeon in SV Medical

Politics: Student leader at Gulbarga Medical College; Leader of House
Surgeons’ Committee in SV College; Entry into politics in 1975 as youth congress
secretary; Election in 1978 for the first time from Pulivendula as MLA from
Congress party; Joining in Indira Congress; Election as MLA for 6 times and as
MP for 4 times; PCC president position for 2 times for 1983–1985 and 1998–2000 time periods; Position
of opposition leader in the assembly during 1999–2004 period; Service for 3 times
as state cabinet minister (As rural development minister in 1980–82, as excise
minister in 1982 and as education minister in 1982-83)

Specialties: Victory in all elections contested in; Position of PCC president
at the age of 33; Swearing in as of Chief Minister twice (14.05.2004 and

Crucial events:

Pada Yatra
(Chevella-Icchapuram in 2003 for 1476 KMs)

Jaitra Yatra: From
April 5-25 in 2004 for 5500KMs


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