BJP President, Rajnath Singh who ordered the that flags be flown at half mast, said, "The sudden death of Reddy has created a big void in the political life of Andhra Pradesh and the country."
Proving that the differences were more political than personal, Rajnath Singh referred to late YSR as 'son of soil' who worked for the poor and had become known for good governance.
Congress which lost a hard working party leader with the demise of YSR has also ordered that party flags must fly at half mast all over the country.
'It is a tremendous loss...for the state and the Congress party,' party spokesperson Jayanti Natarajan said.
The bodies of the chief minister and four others were found on Thursday, Sep 3 morning in Kurnool district near the chopper crash site.