Back in September 2009, the condition of joined Andhra Pradesh was conveyed with maybe the most stunning shock in its history – Chief Minister Yeduguri Sandinti Rajasekhar Reddy, prominently known as YSR, lost his life to a chopper crash in the Nallamalla timberlands. One of the tallest pioneers of the Congress who had wrested the state once again from the TDP’s iron grasp, his demise left a void hard to fill. As TV cameras at the CM’s camp office in Hyderabad focused in on his lamenting family, YSR’s child, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy stood enduring by his mom Vijayamma and sister Sharmila.
Jagan was not a noteworthy political power in those days. He was viewed as the mollycoddled child of the Congress scion, an agent who for the most part lived in Bengaluru, far from the political racket and open examination in Andhra. The Congress authority favored K Rosaiah as YSR’s successor because of his status, and Jagan, who was campaigning for the top post, was disturbed. In the mean time, the Telangana statehood development was picking up footing. Along these lines started his decade-long quarrel with the Congress, in the midst of political distance and a few instances of defilement.
In May 2019, he rose to turn into the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, in the midst of serenades of his battle’s blockbuster soundtrack, “Ravali Jagan, Kavali Jagan… mana Jagan”.
‘Sold out’ by Congress
Jagan made his appointive introduction in 2009 on a Congress ticket, when his dad drove the gathering to control for the second time in succession. He was chosen from Kadapa Lok Sabha voting public, considered a bastion of YSR family, besting his closest adversary P Srikanth Reddy of TDP by an edge of 1.78 lakh cast a ballot.
With the sponsorship of an area of YSR followers, Jagan resisted the Congress initiative to leave on an ‘Odarpu yatra’ to comfort the groups of the individuals who supposedly passed on of stun on hearing the news about his dad’s demise. Resolved to demonstrate that he had his dad’s political ability, he left on the visit over the state, waving his hands and welcome supporters in precisely the same way that his dad used to. And still, after all that, Jagan’s picture kept on being that of YSR’s child, a mild-mannered and saved government official.
The Congress by at that point, had accepted Jagan’s uncle YS Vivekananda Reddy into Rosaiah’s bureau. Furious over what he called “endeavors by the Congress to make division in the family”, Jagan quit the gathering and furthermore left the Lok Sabha. His mom YS Vijayalaxmi additionally surrendered as MLA from Pulivendula, from where she was won unopposed after YSR’s passing.
Making his own predetermination
In 2011, Jagan propelled Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) with a guarantee to bring back what he called ‘Rajanna’s rajyam’ (YSR’s rein). Till at that point, the YSR family had won Kadapa and Pulivendula six and multiple times, separately, on Congress tickets.
Inside a quarter of a year, Jagan was re-chosen from Kadapa in the bye-race with a record dominant part of over 5.43 lakh cast a ballot. Vijayalaxmi additionally won from Pulivendula, crushing her brother by marriage Vivekananda Reddy by an edge of more than 85,000 votes. The edge of triumph in both the voting demographics by the YSRCP bettered the record held by YSR, along these lines communicating something specific crosswise over to political adversaries, that they must be paid attention to.
However, a political triumph did not guarantee he was protected from his foes. In May 2012, Jagan was captured by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in an unbalanced resources case. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) likewise begun examining him for tax evasion. Indeed, even today, he has seven cases under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), and 11 cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act pending against him, according to his latest affirmation before the Election Commission.
A few chargesheets were documented against Jagan and those near him, including previous state clergymen, IAS officers, corporate substances and specialists. He stayed in prison for 16 months, until September 2013, when the exceptional CBI court allowed him restrictive safeguard.
At the point when Jagan was behind the bars, his mom ran the gathering as its privileged President and his sister YS Sharmila directed a padyatra. At this point, the padayatra had turned into a brand of the family’s governmental issues to assemble open help.
In 2014, Jagan challenged and won from Pulivendula while his mom challenged and lost from the Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha situate. Despite the fact that TDP came to control, YSRCP supplanted the Congress as the second greatest player in state governmental issues, sacking 67 situates in the 175-part Assembly, and rising as the primary Opposition. Indeed, even in the wake of entering the Assembly, Jagan kept on confronting difficulties as more than 20 officials deserted to the decision TDP in the state.
Grabbing the state over from TDP
While a great deal has been said about Jagan’s padayatra and how it has helped him tempest to control, a key occurrence that may have caused the political pioneer to introspect, was the bye-race in Nandyal Assembly voting public in Kurnool area held in August 2017.
The bye-decision, required by the demise of sitting administrator Bhuma Nagi Reddy, saw the YSRCP lose a skirmish of distinction. Coming three years into Chandrababu Naidu’s residency as Chief Minister, it was pitched as an essential choice for 2019. Be that as it may, the YSRCP competitor was ineffective in his endeavor, losing to the TDP with an edge of around 27,000 votes.
Following a striking catastrophe in the bye-surveys, Jagan plunked down with political strategist Prashant Kishor and the last’s I-PAC group, to concoct the possibility of the ‘Praja Sankalpa Yatra’, a 3648 km-long foot walk. In November, only a couple of months after the Nandyal bye-surveys, Jagan set off on his walkathon, that would in the long run impel him forward in the race for the Chief Minister’s seat over the range of the following year.
The padayatra likewise assumed another critical job. In spite of the fact that numerous political spectators have said that Jagan aped his dad YSR when it came to open social events, Jagan was never again simply YSR’s child. With the achievement of the padayatra, his picture as a legislator had been made, as he finished 10 years in dynamic governmental issues.
Jagan had figured out how proportional up his speech abilities, a genuine trial of any legislator. Tending to individuals as “Avva (Mother), Ayya (father), Akka (senior sister) Chelli (more youthful sister), Tammudu (more youthful sibling), Anna (senior sibling) and Snehithudu (companion)”, Jagan figured out how to catch the eye of enormous groups and make them hoot and whistle as he propelled a furious tirade against his political adversary, Chandrababu Naidu.
As Jagan is presently set to assume control over the reins of Andhra Pradesh, which is in critical straits because of bifurcation, it stays to be checked whether the fortunes of the youthful, remaining state will turn.