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Andhra leaders shocked by YSR's death

Source: ANI
September 03, 2009 12:14 IST
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Andhra Pradesh Governor N D Tewari on Thursday described the tragic death of Chief Minister Y S  Rajshekhera Reddy and four others in a helicopter crash, approximately 40 nautical miles east of Kurnool, as one of the saddest moments in his career, and added that it would take him some time to recover from it.

Telugu Desam Party leader Yerran Naidu said, "We are shocked by YSR's death".

"He was a very hands-on chief minister. He did not hesitate to work hard, fight hard for issues dear to him. It is really very difficult to talk about him in the past tense," said senior Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury.

Asad Owaisi, the sitting Member of Parliament from Hyderabad and president of the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, described Reddy as a down-to-earth man, a person with a great temperament and a man of the masses. He said that he appreciated the good work done by YSR.

"He was the first chief minister of Andhra Pradesh to do a lot of work for Muslims in the state," said Owaisi.

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Source: ANI