One of the saddest moments of my political career: Andhra Governor

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Hyderabad, Sep.3 (ANI): 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 about 40 nautical miles east of the Kurnool mountaineous area 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 (TDP) leader Yerran Naidu said: We are shocked by YSR's death".

Senior Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury said: "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."

Asad Owaisi, the sitting MP from Hyderabad and president of the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), described Reddy as a down to earth man, a person with a great temperament, a man of the masses. He said that he appreciated the good work done by YSR. He said that he was the first chief minister of Andhra Pradesh to do a lot of work for Muslims in the state.

He was also the first to provide reservation of educational seats for thousands of Muslim boys and girls.

The overall sentiment was that he was a man who focused very keenly on development-related issues and achieved many of his objectives. Not only people within his own party respected him, but also by the opposition. He was a very tall leader in Andhra Pradesh politics. (ANI)

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