as Andhra Pradesh CM .
YSR showed the weakness of the Congress party - it had no powerful regional leaders with enough grass roots support to carry the day. He came on the scene when the Congress was in the dumps, the NDA flying high and Chandrababu Naidu reigning supreme in
YSR's death will be traumatic for the Congress. He was ruthless Congress man, factionist, wholly corrupt, a Christian and hence beloved of Sonia (he had the audacity to let Christian evangelists to proselytize in Tirupathi and all Hindu holy places), and ruthless enough to crush all internal opposition to himself. YSR was vindictive to the core crushing his opponents within the Congress and those outside (his favorite targets being powerful non Reddy politicians and business people like the Rajus and Ramoji Rao of Eenadu publications). No wonder his supporters clamor for his son Jaganmohan Reddy to succeed him in the fond hope the greenhorn will let hem enjoy the spoils of office for some more time before they are booted out.
In the process of building Irrigation projects , he is involved through his son in many scams like popular Satyam, Mayatas, Brahmini steel plant building under Binami name, He and his son relatives forcibly occupied many lands near Krishnapatnam port in
YSR was no angel on this earth or for that matter to the people of andhra. People who are so 'shocked' by his death that they contemplate dying themselves don't deserve to live in the first place. I cant imagine why people like to think that all people who enter politics, do so with the idea of serving the masses!! So lame...Politics is a venture to make money. And that's what YSR did. Tell me one thing how did a son(YS Jagan) of a factionist make Rs.10000 Cr worth of property without corruption. And just because a person has died it does not mean that everything the person had done was right.....
On the lines of TamilNadu present politics YSR too cleverly started grooming his son Jagan ,in this course made him an MP to be in tuch with Central Leadership . Unfortunately for the family, patry high command have different plans for this Con-Congress MP Jagan
The scale of scams and corruption charges during is YSR rule is unprecedented . The famed NREGA , Rajiv Arogya Shree schemes which wooed the vote banks were vehicles of siphoning government funds by few select corporate hospitals and district mandal in charges. The conceiving of populist schemes is one thing but administering the same to help it reach the last needy hand is quite another.