Race for YSR’s successor begins

Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy’s death has already set off a succession race, prompting the Congress to pick a non-controversial caretaker chief minister to prevent an immediate faction war.

His supporters have initiated a campaign for making his son Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy the new Chief Minister amidst a hunt for the successor,there are some other names including those of union minister S Jaipal Reddy and APCC president B Srinivas which have also cropped up as contenders in the race.

Senior most leader K Rosaiah was sworn-in as Chief Minister, While Veerappa Moily made it clear that Rosaiah was only an interim CM and that the Congress high command will chose YSR’s successor in the next few days, the Jagan votaries seem ready to take on the central leadership on the issue.

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