The death of Dr. Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in a tragic helicopter accident has shocked everyone. His untimely death is a big loss for Andhra Pradesh and the Congress Party. On behalf of the CPI(M) I convey our deepest sympathy to his wife and family members.

I also convey our condolences to the families of the four members of the staff and crew who died in the accident.