Kunduru Jana Reddy

Kunduru Jana Reddy[1] (born 20 June 1946) is an Indian politician. He was the leader of opposition in First Telangana Assembly, Served as the Minister for Panchayat Raj & Rural Water Supply in the State of Andhra Pradesh, India during its term 2009–2014. He was among the most prominent cabinet ministers of the ruling Indian National Congress (INC) & also served as Minister for Home, Jails, Fire Service, Sainik Welfare, Printing & Stationery government led by the late former Chief Minister Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy from 2004 to 2009. In 2009 elections he won with a margin 0f 6214 votes against Industrialist turned politician of TDP Chinappa Reddy Tera.[2] In 2014 he won with a margin of 16558 votes over Nomula Narsimaiah of TRS in the year where Congress lost the majority vote. He lost the 1994 Elections to TDP candidate Gundeboina Rammoorthy Yadav [3]

Kunduru Jana Reddy
Leader of Opposition in Telangana Assembly
In office
3 June 2014 – 11 December 2018
Preceded byPost established
Succeeded byMallu Bhatti Vikramarka
ConstituencyNagarjuna Sagar, Nalgonda Dist.
Personal details
Born (1946-06-20) 20 June 1946 (age 74)
Anumula, Hyderabad State, British India
Political partyINC
Spouse(s)Sumathi
ChildrenRaghuveer reddy, Jaiveer reddy
ResidenceHyderabad

Early life and politicsEdit

Jana Reddy was born in Anumula, a village near Historic Nagarjuna Sagar in the Nalgonda district. His political career initiated by joining the Telugu Desam Party founded by Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, and was first elected to the State Legislature from the Chalakurthi constituency of the Nalgonda district in 1983. He was re-elected for 6 terms to the Assembly from the Chalakurthi constituency, and went on to hold portfolios such as Agriculture, Co-operative, Marketing, Forest, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Weights & Measures, C.A.D.,Transport, Roads & Buildings,Housing Panchayath Raj, Rural water scheme and Sanitation in the Government of Andhra Pradesh. He is the longest serving cabinet minister in govt of Telangana breaking the record of Sri Kasu Bramanadha Reddy former chief minister of A.P.

Jana Reddy resigned from the Telugu Desam Party after differing with N.T.Rama Rao on expelling 30 cabinet ministers in 1988 and founded a political party - Telugumahanadu which eventually merged with Congress on call given by then AICC president Shri Late Rajiv Gandhi ji. He played an active role in reviving the Congress Party specifically in the Telangana Region to fight the then ruling Telugu Desam Party which lost the elections in 2004 to the Congress Party. Jana Reddy was sworn in as the Minister for Home Affairs in the 2004 AP Cabinet for his progressive contribution to the Congress Party.

Known for his vast experience spanning 30 years in AP state politics, administration and impeccable track record Jana Reddy, served as the Minister for Panchayati Raj & RWS - Andhra Pradesh, apart from being active in the Telangana movement and has led various delegations to All India Congress Committee (AICC) representing the Telangana Statehood issue.

Political statisticsEdit

Year Contested For Party Constituency Opponent Votes Majority Result
1 1978 MLA JNP Chalakurthi RAMULU NIMMALA (INC(I)) 18644 - 32820 -14176 Lost [4]
2 1983 IND RAMULU NIMMALA (INC) 39676 - 33746 5930 Won [5]
3 1985 TDP DHEERAVATH RAGYA NAIK (INC) 59113 - 30245 28868 Won [6]
4 1989 INC PEDA NARSAIAH GOPAGANI (TDP) 63231 - 48162 15069 Won [7]
5 1994 INC G. RAMA MURTHY (TDP) 62230 - 64851 -2621 Lost [8]
6 1999 INC G. RAMA MURTHY (TDP) 72649 - 52005 20644 Won [9]
7 2004 INC G. RAMA MURTHY (TDP) 80116 - 51344 28772 Won [10]
8 2009 INC Nagarjuna Sagar Tera Chinnapa Reddy (TDP) 67958 - 61744 6214 Won [11]
9 2014 INC Nomula Narsimhaiah (TRS) 69684 - 53208 16476 Won [12]
10 2018 INC Nomula Narsimhaiah (TRS) 83655 - 75884 -7771 Lost [13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "telangana" (PDF).[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "AP Online website". Archived from the original on 8 October 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2009.
  3. ^ "General\Bye Election to Vidhan Sabha Trends & Result 2014". eciresults.nic.in. Election Commission of India. 2014.
  4. ^ https://www.eci.nic.in/eci_main/StatisticalReports/SE_1978/Statistical%20Report%201978%20Andhra%20Pradesh.pdf | Page=304
  5. ^ https://eci.nic.in/eci_main/StatisticalReports/SE_1983/Statistical%20Report%20Andhra%20Pradesh%201983.pdf | Page=306
  6. ^ https://eci.nic.in/eci_main/StatisticalReports/SE_1985/StatisticalReport%201985%20andhra%20pradesh.pdf | Page=305
  7. ^ https://www.eci.nic.in/eci_main/StatisticalReports/SE_1989/StatRep_AP_89.pdf | Page=308
  8. ^ https://www.eci.nic.in/eci_main/StatisticalReports/SE_1994/StatisticalReport-AP94.pdf | Page=309
  9. ^ https://eci.nic.in/eci_main/StatisticalReports/SE_1999/StatisticalReport-AP99.pdf | Page=312
  10. ^ https://eci.nic.in/eci_main/StatisticalReports/SE_2004/StatisticalReports_AP_2004.pdf | Page=314
  11. ^ https://eci.nic.in/eci_main/StatisticalReports/AE2009/Statistical_Report_AP2009.pdf | Page=117
  12. ^ https://eci.nic.in/eci_main/StatisticalReports/AE2014/Stat-Report-Andhra-Pradesh2014.pdf | Page=121
  13. ^ https://www.eci.nic.in/eci_main/StatisticalReports/SE_1994/StatisticalReport-AP94.pdf | Page=309

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Preceded by
Botsa Satyanarayana
Minister for Panchayati Raj & RWS - Andhra Pradesh
2010–2014
Succeeded by
K. T. Rama Rao
Preceded by
Tulla Devender Goud
Home Minister of Andhra Pradesh
2004–2009
Succeeded by
Sabitha Indra Reddy