Sharmila launches YSR Telangana Party, unveils party flag

Y.S Sharmila, the daughter of late Y.S Raja Shekar Reddy and the sister of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy, has finally launched her political party 'YSR Telangana Party' on the occasion of the late Chief Minister's birth anniversary.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  8 July 2021 2:52 PM GMT
Sharmila launches YSR Telangana Party, unveils party flag

Hyderabad: Y.S Sharmila, the daughter of late Y.S Raja Shekar Reddy and the sister of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy, has finally launched her political party 'YSR Telangana Party' on the occasion of the late Chief Minister's birth anniversary. She also unveiled the party's flag on 8 July at a private convention center in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.

After paying tributes to the late YSR in Idupulapaya in Andhra Pradesh, Sharmila, her mother Vijayamma, and other party leaders reached Hyderabad on Thursday.

Sharmila is foraying into active politics by promising to bring back 'rajanna rajyam', a reference to her father's governance.

Launching her party on Thursday, Sharmila said YSR Telangana Party has three goals: welfare, self-sufficiency, and equality. She criticized Chief Minister KCR who had failed miserably in providing employment to the people of the state. Millions are waiting for jobs, she said and questioned how self-sufficiency could be achieved without employment.

"People are waiting for seeds, double bedroom houses, fertilizers, and jobs," Sharmila said and alleged that the Telangana government had not included COVID-19 under Aarogyasri.

Sharmila had sent shockwaves in the political circles days before the Nagarjuna Sagar bypolls when she announced her entry into politics in Telangana. Accompanied by a few loyal aides of her late father and the Congress party, Sharmila toured certain constituencies during the election and raised issues against the ruling TRS party. She had planned to announce the party's name on the birth anniversary of her father on 9 July 2021 . Sharmila has the support of her mother Y.S Vijayamma Reddy but has received a cold shoulder from her brother Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy.

According to the Election Commission of India's website, Sharmila has registered her political party 'YSR Telangana Party' with the ECI. Vaduka Raja Gopal is the chairman of the party as per the ECI application.

Timeline of YS Sharmila's entry into Telangana politics

On February 9, Sharmila made her first appearance saying Rajanna's Rajyam is missing in Telangana. That is when she hinted to enter into Telangana politics by forming a new party.

On the same day, YSRCP general secretary Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy said YSRCP has no intention of expanding to other states. Indicating that Sharmila does not have the support of her brother. "Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy has categorically stated that the party will be confined to Andhra Pradesh and will maintain cordial relations with its neighbours, Sajjala said, adding the decision to meet leaders from Telanagana is that of Y.S Sharmila alone and the YSRCP is not behind it.

April 10: Khammam: Ending suspense, YS Sharmila formally announced to launch her own party in Telangana on her father's birth anniversary on July 8. The announcement was made during the 'Sankalpa Sabha' in Khammam. While her brother Jagan Mohan Reddy stayed away from the meeting, While Sharmila's mother YS Vijayamma joined her.

She accused the KCR-led government of cheating unemployed youth, farmers, and other improvised sections of society. "The self-esteem of people of Telangana is being crushed under the feet of Doras (rulers), Telangana earned the dubious distinction of witnessing more than 6,000 farmers' suicides. This is the second-highest farmer suicide cases in the country," she said.

April 15: Tension gripped near Telugu Talli flyover on Thursday when Sharmila suffered injury and her blouse was torn during a scuffle with police. Police later took Sharmila into preventive custody for breaching the time window permitted by the law enforcement agency for a daylong hunger strike demanding job notification for unemployed youth. She was later released. Meanwhile, Sharmila has been holding meetings with her close aides.

June 3rd :Y S Sharmila names it Y S R Telangana party. The commission has invited objections against the name of the party via advertorials in the regional newspapers. Putting an end to all speculation Y.S. Sharmila begins solo fight as of now.

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