The Indian Express in its latest edition presented a list of the most powerful Indians in 2013. And guess what the report confirms India Today’s report in their latest edition that YSR congress party chief, YS Jaganmohan Reddy is the most powerful leader in Andhra Pradesh. According to the reputed publication, Jagan is ranked 36 among India's 100 most powerful list.
The ranking gains significance as many of the so called 'powerful and popular’ leaders from the state in no way figure among the top 100 powerful Indians. TDP president Chandrababu Naidu, The names of Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, central minister K Chiranjeevi too are missing!
The publication also stated its reason for calling the YSRCP president as most powerful. “Though he has been in jail since May last year, his popularity in Andhra Pradesh keeps rising. Engineering many defections and splits, he has left the Congress and Telugu Desam Party in tatters. He draws on the popularity of his late father and chief minister Y S R Reddy”.
Indian Express also says that YS Jagan has humbled the once mighty Congress in the state by defying the breaking away from it, forming his own YSR Congress party, and winning 15 of the 18 Assembly seats in by-elections held in June last year.
Their conclusion was an incing on the cake which said that YS Jagan is likely to become the next Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.