Jagan approaches EC to float new party

Acting on expected lines, Congress stalwart late YS Rajashekhara Reddy’s son Jaganmohan on Wednesday formally approached the Election Commission of India to float a new political party.

Last Updated: Jan 05, 2011, 15:43 PM IST

New Delhi: Former Congress MP Y S Jaganmohan
Reddy Wednesday approached the Election Commission with an
application for registration of his yet-to-be-launched
political party.

Y V Subba Reddy, a close relative of Jagan, filed the
application before the Commission today and said the process
is expected to take three weeks.

Asked about the name of the party, Subba Reddy refused to
divulge it but said it will have the name of late Chief
Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, the father of Jagan.

"I cannot say what the name will be but it will have the
name of late YSR. The process is expected to end in sometime
after which the name of the party will be made public," he
told reporters.

Jaganmohan Reddy, 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 new political party before the bye-elections for
Kadapa and Pulivendula assembly constituencies are announced.
The seats were vacated by him and his mother Vijayalaxmi
after they quit Congress on November 29 last year alleging
"humiliation" by the party high command.

Jagan has also claimed that he has no intention to
destabilise the Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy Government in Andhra
Pradesh as he is preparing to face the Assembly elections in
2014.

PTI