The YSR Congress Party, which has recently enjoyed a series of significant electoral successes
, today received a bolt from the blue when Andhra Pradesh head of the party, Gattu Srikanth Reddy, announced that he was resigning from his post. He has already sent his resignation to party supremo, Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy.
Speaking to the media about his decision, the leader said, "I am resigning after the party's high command recently announced that the YSRCP has no plans of expanding its base in Telangana in order to protect the interests of AP. I am quitting with a heavy heart since I have resigned not only from my post but have also given up my primary membership."
He then wished the party and its head, Jagan, great success in the future.
"The YSRCP is led by a great and dynamic leader, our CM. He believed in me, an ordinary party worker, and appointed me to the post of state chief. I have known him since 2007, and have always followed in his footsteps blindly as I have always had immense faith in his leadership abilities," a visibly emotional Reddy said.
Talking about his political future, he revealed that he would soon join a national-level political party and added that he would contest from his constituency, Huzurnagar, in the next Assembly elections. However, he did not mention the name the party he was planning to join.
Commenting on Jagan's sister Y S Sharmila’s decision to launch a political party
of her own in Telangana, the former YSRCP head said that he had welcomed the news. He added that he did not have any differences with Sharmila.