Y S Sharmila, politician and sister of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, has reportedly registered her party as the YSR Telangana Party (YSRTP) with the Election Commission of India (EC).
According to reports, the EC has given its consent for the registration and has accorded its permission to Sharmila to float a party named YSRTP.
Party convenor Rajagopal, a close associate of Sharmila, made these statements in a press note in which he also said that all the registration and other related works had been completed.
Y S Vijayamma, Sharmila's mother, also offered a letter of no objection regarding the name of the new party and expressed her support for the YSRTP. She said there would be no objection from others about the name.
The EC, on its website, sought any objections to the formation of the party on April 30. No objections were made by anyone and the EC gave the party the go ahead, for the new party he said.
Sharmila has announced that she will formally float the YSRTP at a meeting in Khammam on July 8 to mark her father former AP CM Y S Rajasekhar Reddy's birth anniversary.
This development now confirms beyond doubt the many rumours about the fallout between YSR's two children. In fact, Sharmila even said as much at a recent press event. Citing "political differences" with her brother, Jagan, as the primary reason for her decision to float a new party, she even asked the media to question the AP CM about why he had not given her any importance in the YSRCP.
The name of her party then assumes great significance - she has decided to call the party YSR Telangana Party in an obvious homage to her father and a bold reclamation of his legacy (her brother's party, the ruling party in AP, is called the YSR Congress Party).
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