EC to set in motion registration process of Jagan`s party

The process of registration of former Congress MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy`s yet-to-be-launched political party is likely to be set in motion soon by the Election Commission which will write to him to complete certain formalities.

Last Updated: Jan 11, 2011, 21:14 PM IST

New Delhi: The process of registration of former Congress MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy`s yet-to-be-launched political party is likely to be set in motion soon by the Election Commission which will write to him to complete certain formalities.
The EC will write to Jagan within a week to publish
advertisements in newspapers and invite from people
objections, if any, to name his political party as "YSR
Party" (named after his late father), sources said.

Y V Subba Reddy, a close relative of Jagan, had last week
filed an application before the Commission seeking
registration of the new party.

Jagan, who had revolted against the Congress leadership
and left the party, had last week said he intends to seek
re-election from Kadapa Lok Sabha seat and was not keen on
destabilising the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh.

He said he has fast-tracked the process to register and
launch his political party before the bye-elections for Kadapa
and Pulivendula assembly constituencies are announced.
The seats were vacated by him and his mother Y S
Vijayalaxmi after they quit Congress on November 29 last year
alleging "humiliation" by the party high command.

The former MP went on a day-long fast here today in a
virtual show of strength and dared Congress to take action
against its MLAs and MPs who are with him.

Jagan observed the fast along with his supporters here
that included two Congress MPs--Sabbam Hari and Rajmohan
Reddy --and 20 MLAs to protest the "injustice" meted out to
Andhra Pradesh in the award relating to Krishna Water Disputes
Tribunal dispute with Karnataka and Maharashtra.

PTI