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Jagan to be re-elected YSR Congress chief today

Today, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will be re-elected, this time possibly for a lifetime as the president of Yuvajena Sramika Rythu Congress. The election will happen this afternoon on the ending day of the YSRC’s two-day plenary after the party constitution is amended to allow Jagan’s election as president for a lifetime.

After quitting the Congress, the chief minister initiated the YSRC in March 2011. But he has been progressing as the party president with his mother Vijayamma as honorary president.

She stepped down from the honorary president’s post on July 8th, because of happening rift in the family. She also said that she was quitting the YSRC to stand by her daughter Sharmila, who is now heading the YSR Telangana party in the neighbouring state.

To let Jagan be the party chief or life, the YSRC will have to ask the acceptance of the Election Commission of India. The chief minister is likely to form a new committee for the party, leading to the general election due in 2024, post his election as party president.

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