Man on a mission

His arrest has interrupted the political journey of Jagan Reddy. But given his ambitions and strengths in politics and business , this setback is likely to be only temporary

In the Indian government, it is said, there are only three people who really matter — the prime minister, the chief minister and the district collector. Yeduguri Sandinti Jaganmohan Reddy, or Jagan as he is popularly called, learnt this early in life. After all, he saw his father, YS Rajasekhara Reddy (YSR), struggle for two-and-a-half decades before he became the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh in 2004. But Jagan, who is fixated on stepping into his father’s shoes since YSR’s death in a helicopter crash on September 2, 2009, is not willing to wait that long. Those who ...