New Delhi: Describing Y S Rajasekhara Reddy as a “dynamic” chief minister and human being, Congress today said his demise was a “tremendous loss” to the party which will take very long to come to terms with it.
Reacting to his tragic death in a chopper crash, the Congress said Reddy was “utterly” devoted to the party, to the state of Andhra Pradesh and to the country and his loss will be felt “very deeply”.
“He was such a dynamic CM, dynamic human being and a man of the people, something that will take us very long to come to terms with,” party spokesperson Jayanti Natarajan said.
She said it was tragic that he died while actually engaged in the active implementation of his “important schemes”.
Reddy had recently led the Congress to a historic victory in the Parliamentary elections in Andhra Pradesh.
“He had tremendous political instincts and he was a Congressman to the last drop of his blood... It’s a tremendous loss to the political firmament and to find either his pulse on the feeling of the masses and some of his courage and dynamism is very very difficult,” Natarajan said.
She said Reddy was absolutely determined that the implementation of his schemes should not fail and he should deliver the promises he made to the people of Andhra Pradesh.
Condoling Reddy’s death, Left parties described him the “popular” chief minister of Andhra Pradesh.
“It is most tragic and unfortunate. The victory he had achieved in the recent elections had established his popularity in Andhra Pradesh,” CPI-M Politburo member Sitaram Yechury said here.