New Delhi: The resignation of rebel Congress MP from Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh, YS Jaganmohan Reddy has been accepted, Speaker Meira Kumar announced in the Lok Sabha on Friday.
Kumar said Reddy`s resignation has been accepted with effect from November 29.
"I have to inform the House that I have received a letter dated November 29 from YS Jaganmohan Reddy, an elected member from Kadapa parliamentary constituency of Andhra Pradesh resigning from the membership of the Lok Sabha. I have accepted his resignation with effect from November 29," she said.
Amid a stand-off with Congress leadership, 37-year-old Reddy had sent his resignation to the Speaker and announced his decision to quit the party alleging that the Congress
"humiliated" his family and tried to drive a "wedge" in it.
Jagan, son of late Andhra chief minister YSR Reddy, had written a five-page `open letter` to Congress president Sonia Gandhi in which gave reasons for his resigning from the post.
His associates have indicated that he would soon announce the launch of his new party -- Youth Sramik Ryot (YSR) Congress.