Jagan Mohan Reddy Birthday: Rebellion from Congress for father's legacy, became Chief Minister after a tough struggle

Today Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy is celebrating his 50th birthday. Born on 21 December 1972 in Cuddapah, Andhra Pradesh, Jagan Mohan Reddy's full name is Yeduguri Sandinti Jagan Mohan Reddy.

Jagan Mohan Reddy Birthday: Rebellion from Congress for father's legacy, became Chief Minister after a tough struggle
Jagan Mohan Reddy Birthday

Born in a political family, Jagan Mohan Reddy's father Rajasekhara Reddy has also been the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. Jagan Mohan Reddy has fought hard in his journey from becoming a successful businessman to becoming a politician and then the Chief Minister of the state. So let's know about his political journey on Jagan Mohan Reddy's birthday:

Entry in politics after father's death

Although politics was in Jagan Mohan Reddy's blood since childhood, but he started his career as a businessman. Jagan Mohan was a successful businessman before joining politics. However, in 2009, Jagan Mohan's father and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YSR Reddy died in a helicopter crash. Father's death broke Jagan Mohan from inside and took entry in politics to handle his legacy.

Rebellion from Congress

After the death of his father, Jagan Mohan was considering himself as the natural contender for the post of the next Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. However, he was shocked when the Congress announced the name of K Rosaiah as the successor of YSR Reddy. In such a situation, Jagan Mohan rebelled against the Congress and formed a separate party of his own. He named the party 'YSR Congress' after his father. 

First success in 2012 and 16 months in jail

When Jagan Mohan left Congress and formed YSR Congress, 18 Congress MLAs also came with him. This led to by-elections on those 18 seats, in which YSR Congress won 15 seats with a bang. However, in the meantime, Jagan Mohan had to stay in jail for about 16 months in the disproportionate assets case.

Chief Minister in the year 2019

Jagan Mohan's party did not get much success in the assembly elections held in Andhra Pradesh in the year 2014. After this, Jagan Mohan did a padyatra of 3648 kilometers in the state before the 2019 assembly elections. He got the benefit of this in the 2019 assembly elections and his party YSRCP won 151 seats. With this, Jagan Mohan became the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.