ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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YSR 'Shock Deaths' in Andhra

Over 450 people were reported to have died of "shock" following the death of Andhra Pradesh chief minister, Y S Rajasekhara Reddy. While the high-pitched media coverage may have contributed to some of these deaths, it also appears likely that eager Congress workers gave money to poor people asking them to claim that the natural deaths of members of their respective families were due to "shock" at the death of YSR. This was a cynical move to pressurise the Congress leadership to make his son, Jaganmohan Reddy, the chief minister.

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