Reddy, a leader committed to ideologies of Congress: PM

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New Delhi, Sep 3 (ANI) : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh described the departed Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Rajsekhar Reddy as "a dynamic and tall leader of the party".

Speaking to reporters after the Congress Committee meeting Singh said, "We express great sorrow on the untimely demise of Dr. Rajasekhara Reddy, who was a tall and dynamic leader of the Congress party. With his intense and hard efforts he made the party as a natural choice of administration in Andhra Pradesh."

"With the profound interest in the development he made the Andhra Pradesh to emerge as a model of governance," Singh said.

With the death of Dr.Reddy the Congress lost an outstanding leader who is committed to the ideas and ideologies of the party. At this juncture, we express our deep condolences to the family and colleagues of Dr. Reddy and also to the families of other four members who died with him,' Singh said.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi described Rajasekhara Reddy as a hard working leader.

"The congress party is shocked over the untimely death of Dr. Rajasekhara Reddy. The party expressed its deep condolences to the party workers leaders and the colleagues of YSR. At this time we assure to Reddy's family and also the families of all those who travelled with him and did not return that the party will stand with them to overcome the deep loss,"said Sonia Gandhi. (ANI)

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