A latest survey of India Today named the YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy as the number one, among the ten most influential persons of Andhra Pradesh. The list also named the TRS chief K Chandra Sekhara Rao. The report was published in the latest issue (April 30, 2013) of India Today.
While Jagan occupied the first place, the others in the list are KCR, DGP V Dinesh Reddy, G V Prasad, BVR Mohan Reddy, C Partha Sarathy, Mandali Buddha Prasad, Dr. G Surender Rao, G Mahesh Babu and P Gopichand.
On May 27 2012 India Today wrote that despite being in Chanchalguda jail Jagan became a strong challenge for the ruling Congress. The magazine also said that despite being in the jail, Jagan would play a key role in state as well as national politics.