YSR Congress President Y.S Jaganmohan Reddy may not be the youngest CM in the history of the Telugu states. But, he certainly has created a record by becoming the first Chief Minister-elect to become the son of a Chief Minister. Ever since the formation of Andhra Pradesh in 1956, Jagan is the only one who has made it to the highest post in the state while other CMs' children either became ministers or totally stayed away from politics.
While it is a common phenomenon in the North to witness father-son duo serving as the Chief Ministers, one after the other. In the South, except for Karnataka where H.D. Kumuaraswamy became the only son of a CM (H.D. Deve Gowda), no other state saw a son of a Chief Minister becoming the CM himself until now. Jagan's father, Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy served as the Chief Minister of united Andhra Pradesh from 2004 to 2009, until his death.
Jagan who initially stayed away from politics, took a plunge following his father's death and contest the Kadapa Lok Sabha seat following which he won. However, his father's death created ambitions of Jagan's CM dream but he wasn't happy with Congress' behaviour thereafter, and quit the party along with tendering a resignation to his Lok Sabha seat.
Following his exit from Congress and creating YSRCP, he had to face CBI and ED in the cases booked against him for which he served a jail term of 16 months. However, he re-entered politics and contested in 2014 again but lost to the Telugu Desam Party following bifurcation of the state. Finally, in 2019, his party won with a thumping majority while his 10-year-old dream of CM has actually turned out to be true. Quite a dramatic story this!
SOURCE : GULTE