C. Vidyasagar Rao

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Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao (born 12 February 1941) is an Indian politician from Telangana, associated with Bharatiya Janata Party. He served as Governor of Maharashtra from 2014 to 2019. As a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, he had served as a Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's government from 1999. He was elected to 12th and 13th Lok Sabha from Karimnagar.

C. Vidyasagar Rao
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21st Governor of Maharashtra
In office
30 August 2014 – 1 September 2019
Preceded byK. Sankaranarayanan
Succeeded byB. S. Koshyari
Governor of Tamil Nadu
(Additional charge)
In office
2 September 2016 – 6 October 2017
Preceded byK. Rosaiah
Succeeded byBanwarilal Purohit
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Karimnagar
In office
1998–2004
Preceded byL. Ramana
Succeeded byKalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao
Member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly
for Metpally
In office
1985-1998
Union Minister of State for Home affairs, and Commerce and Industry
In office
1999–2004
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Personal details
Born
Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao

(1941-02-12) 12 February 1941 (age 79)
Karimnagar, Hyderabad State, British India
(now in Telangana, India)
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Vinoda Rao
RelativesChennamaneni Rajeshwara Rao (brother)
C. H. Hanumantha Rao (brother)

Early lifeEdit

He was born in Nagaram, Sircilla district on 12 February 1942 to C. Srinivasa Rao and Chandramma. He has three brothers. He completed his schooling in Vemulawada, PUC in Hyderabad, B.Sc. in Nanded of Maharashtra and later studied law at Osmania University.

Legal and political careerEdit

As a lawyer and politicianEdit

After completion of law, he started working as lawyer. He was elected as convener (Chairman) of Janasangh, Karimnagar in 1972. He went to jail during the emergency period. He represented the BJP in Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Metpally assembly segment from 1985 to 1998 and entered into the Parliament by winning Karimnagar Lok Sabha constituency in 1998 and in 1999. He was also the BJP state president in 1998. His leadership in assembly has lifted party's profile in the state. Shri Rao had been Floor Leader of his party in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly for 15 years. He was successful in piloting a private member’s bill in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly that sought stringent punishment for people practicing bigamy. His Padyatra to Ichampalli in the year 1998 as the then BJP president highlighting the need to utilize Godavari waters for the needs of the people of Telangana led the Government to consider the project seriously.[citation needed]

As a ministerEdit

He was Union minister of State for Home affairs in the cabinet of Atal Behari Vajpayee in 1999.[1] Later, his portfolio was changed to Union Minister of state for Commerce and Industry.

As a governorEdit

He was appointed as a governor of Maharashtra on 30 August 2014. His appointment was issued by 13th President of India, Mr.Pranab Mukherjee after the resignation of K. Sankaranarayanan. His oath was administered by Chief Justice of Bombay High Court Mohit Shah.[2] On 26 September 2014, he accepted the resignation of Prithviraj Chavan as his party had no majority, and President's Rule was imposed on Maharashtra.[3] He held additional charge as governor of Tamil Nadu from 2 September 2016 to 6 October 2017.[4][5]

Personal lifeEdit

His wife's name is Vinoda. His elder brothers are C. Rajeshwara Rao, a former Communist leader, C. Hanumantha Rao who was the chancellor of Hyderabad Central University and C. Venkateshwara Rao.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rediff On The NeT: 70-member Vajpayee ministry sworn in". www.rediff.com. Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao sworn in as Maharashtra Governor". The Indian Express. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  3. ^ "President's rule imposed in Maharashtra - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  4. ^ Tiwari, Ravish (9 February 2017). "Maharashtra governor C Vidyasagar Rao: Lifelong Sangh man who returned from wilderness". The Economic Times. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  5. ^ Nair, Sobhana K. (30 September 2017). "Banwarilal Purohit is new Governor of Tamil Nadu". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
Lok Sabha
Preceded by
L. Ramana
Member of Parliament
for Karimnagar

1998 – 2004
Succeeded by
K. Chandrashekhar Rao
Political offices
Preceded by
Kateekal Sankaranarayanan
Governor of Maharashtra
30 August 2014 – 4 September 2019
Succeeded by
Bhagat Singh Koshyari
Preceded by
Konijeti Rosaiah
Governor of Tamil Nadu
2 September 2016 – 6 October 2017
Succeeded by
Banwarilal Purohit

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