ECI notice to Jagan: YSRCP founder wants his party back

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: February 21, 2019 18:37 IST
ECI notice to Jagan: YSRCP founder wants his party back

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued a notice to the YSRCP party President Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy over the suspension of party founder Siva Kumar. Amidst the political headaches in both the Telugu states, this surprise move from ECI is obviously a shock to party. The EC has given time till March 11th for Jagan to respond.
Siva Kumar who is an advocate by profession is a hardcore fan of YS Rajasekhar Reddy who has founded the party naming it 'Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party' (YSRCP). Later on, Jagan took over the party twerking it a bit and presided over it. Vijayamma was appointed as the honorary President while Siva Kumar was appointed as general secretary to the party in Telangana.
With K. Chandrasekhar Rao criticizing YSR during Telangana elections, Siva Kumar had openly appealed to people to not vote for TRS. On the other hand, he gave a newspaper ad by his name which says to vote for Congress which did not go down well with the YSRCP High Command. 
This resulted in him getting ousted out his own party. Siva Kumar has been suspended by YSR Congress Chief permanently as he allegedly violated the party's foundation rules.
On contrary, Siva Kumar filed a plea with Election Commission that the Party chief Jagan has no right to take over the party and that his party should be handed over to him.