Kadiyam Srihari

Kadiyam Srihari (born 8 July 1952) is an Indian politician. He served as the second Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana and Minister for Education of Telangana from 2014 to December 2018.[1] He is a former Member of Parliament from Warangal constituency from the State of Telangana (2014-2015). He also worked as Minister in the cabinets of Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao and Nara Chandrababu Naidu and represented Ghanpur (Station) constituency as an MLA. He worked as the Politbureau member of Telugu Desam Party and the General Secretary of Telugu Desam Party.

Kadiyam Srihari
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Kadiyam Srihari
2nd Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana
In office
25 January 2015 – 12 December 2018
Preceded byT. Rajaiah, TRS
Succeeded byVacant
Minister of State for Education, Government of Telangana
In office
Preceded byPosition Established
Succeeded bySabitha Indra Reddy, TRS
Personal details
Born (1952-07-08) 8 July 1952 (age 68)
Parvathagiri, Warangal district Telangana
Political partyTelangana Rashtra Samithi
Other political
Telugu Desam Party until 2013
Spouse(s)Smt. K. Vinaya Rani
ChildrenKavya, Divya, Ramya
ResidenceBanjara Hills, Hyderabad, India

Kadiyam served as Minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh from 1995 to 2004 in Marketing, Social Welfare later Education and later Irrigation under the Cabinet of Nara Chandrababu Naidu. He joined Telangana Rashtra Samithi party and is its politburo member.[2] He took oath as a cabinet minister in Telangana government on 25 January 2015 as a Deputy Chief Minister and also Education Minister.[3]

Early lifeEdit

Kadiyam Srihari was born in Parvathagiri, a village in the Warangal district. He attended Zilla Parishad High School in Warangal and, then was awarded a B.Sc from the Arts and Science College in the same city. In 1975, he got a M.Sc from Osmania University, Hyderabad.


Srihari began his professional career as a manager for Syndicate Bank in Nizamabad, where he worked between 1975-77. He then became a teacher, working as a junior lecturer between 1977-1987. During this period, he served as the District President for the Government Junior Lecturers Association in Warangal and also as the State Secretary for the same body in Andhra Pradesh.

He joined politics in February 1987 when he was asked by Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao to join the Telugu Desam Party. He contested for the position of mayor of Warangal Municipal Corporation. He served as Chairman for Kakatiya Urban Development Authority, Warangal in 1988. He was the District President for Telugu Desam Party in Warangal district from 1987-1994.

Srihari won a seat as a MLA from Station Ghanpur constituency in 1994. He served as a minister in the cabinet of Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, handling at various times the portfolios of Marketing, Social Welfare, Education and Irrigation in the Cabinets of both Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao and Nara Chandrababu Naidu.

In 2004, Srihari lost the general election contest in Station Ghanpur to Dr. Vijaya Rama Rao of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi. He won a by-election from the same constituency in 2008.[4]

He played a crucial role in getting the pro-Telangana letter from TDP party and also represented TDP in an all-party meeting held in New Delhi.[citation needed]


Srihari announced his resignation from the TDP at Warangal on 11 May 2013, expressing displeasure over the party's ambivalent stand on the Telangana statehood issue. He formally joined the TRS, which supported statehood for the Telangana region, on 15 May 2013.[citation needed] He served as the Member of Parliament from Warangal Parliamentary Constituency and later took oath as a cabinet minister in Telangana government on 25 January 2015 as a Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister.

He is a Politburo member in the TRS state committee and also Chairman of training classes programmer for Telangana cadre. He is the chairman of TRS manifesto committee and played a crucial role in representing the aspirations of various sectors of people.

With his vast experience as a minister in the past, he was chosen as deputy chief minister and education minister of the state of Telangana.

On 11 June 2015, he resigned as Member of Parliament as he was offered a ministry in Telangana government because he was elected as MLC (Member of the legislative council).

Positions heldEdit

  • Minister for Irrigation [5]
  • Minister for Social Welfare
  • Minister for Education
  • Minister for Marketing
  • Minister for Education
  • Deputy CM

Political statisticsEdit

Year Contested For Party Constituency Opponent Votes Majority Result
1 1994 MLA TDP Ghanpur (Station) B.AROGYAM (INC) 62407 - 22356 40051 Won [6]
2 1999 Dr. T. Rajaiah (INC) 50080 - 45520 4560 Won [7]
3 2004 GUNDE VIJAYA RAMA RAO (TRS) 43501- 63221 -19720 Lost [8]
4 2008 - ByPoll GUNDE VIJAYA RAMA RAO (TRS) Won [9]
5 2009 Dr. T. Rajaiah (INC) 56952 - 68162 -11210 Lost [10]
6 2012 - ByPoll Dr. T. Rajaiah (TRS) 81279 - 48641 -32638 Lost [11]
7 2014 MP TRS Warangal Rajaiah Siricilla (INC) 6,61,639 - 2,69,065 3,92,574 Won
8 2015 MLC Assembly Constituency Won


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