B K Parthasarathi

B K Parthasarathi is an Andhra Pradesh politician. He is the leader of the Telugu Desam Party and has won twice as an MLA from the Penukonda constituency.

B K Parthasarathi
MLA
ConstituencyPenukonda
In office
2009–2019
Preceded byParitala Sunitha
Succeeded byMalagundla Sankaranarayana
Member of the India Parliament
for Hindupur
In office
1999–2004
Preceded byS. Gangadhar
Succeeded byG. Nizamuddin
Personal details
Born (1959-09-03) 3 September 1959 (age 62)
Roddam, Anantapur
NationalityIndian
Political partyTelugu Desam Party
Spouse(s)Smt B K Kalavathi
Children6
Parent(s)B K Nanjaiah, B K Sanjeevamma
EducationB A at Bangalore University
OccupationPolitician
Websitehttp://164.100.47.194/Loksabha/Members/memberbioprofile.aspx?mpsno=292&lastls=13
Source: [1]

CareerEdit

Parthasarathi entered politics by becoming Zilla Parishad chairman of the Anantapur district in 1996. In 1999, TDP offered him the MP seat of Hindupur and he won with a majority of 134,636,[1] defeating S. Gangadhar of the Congress Party.

In the 2004 Loksabha elections, he was defeated by G. Nizamuddin with a narrow margin of 1,840 votes.

In the 2009 election, he contested as an MLA candidate from Penukonda and won[2] in a triangular fight by 14,385 votes, defeating K T Sreedhar of Congress Party.

In the 2014 elections, he again won[3] by defeating Malagundla Sankaranarayana, of YSR Congress Party. In 2019, Malagundla Sankaranarayana defeated[4] him by a wide margin.[5]

He became a Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams board member in April 2018.[6][7] He became district Telugu Desam Party president in 2009.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1999 India General (13th Lok Sabha) Elections Results". elections.in.
  2. ^ Service, Hans News (17 March 2019). "Penukonda, a TDP bastion for more than two decades". thehansindia.com.
  3. ^ "Penukonda Elections Results 2014, Current MLA, Candidate List of Assembly Elections in Penukonda, Andhra Pradesh".
  4. ^ sumadhura (24 May 2019). "YSRCP clean sweep in Anantapur district". thehansindia.com.
  5. ^ "Penukonda Constituency Winner List in AP Elections 2019 – Penukonda Constituency MLA Election Results 2019". m.sakshi.com.
  6. ^ "Andhra Pradesh: New Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Trust Board has a few surprise picks". The New Indian Express.
  7. ^ "TTD new Trust Board appointed". Deccan Herald. 20 April 2018.