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
In office
Preceded byParitala Sunitha
Succeeded byMalagundla Sankaranarayana
Member of the India Parliament
for Hindupur
In office
Preceded byS. Gangadhar
Succeeded byG. Nizamuddin
Personal details
Born (1959-09-03) 3 September 1959 (age 62)
Roddam, Anantapur
Political partyTelugu Desam Party
Spouse(s)Smt B K Kalavathi
Parent(s)B K Nanjaiah, B K Sanjeevamma
EducationB A at Bangalore University
Source: [1]


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.


  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.