Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy


Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy
Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy

నల్లారి కిరణ్ కుమార్ రెడ్డి

16th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
Incumbent
Assumed office
25 November 2010
Preceded by Konijeti Rosaiah
Constituency Pileru
Personal details
Born 13 September 1960 (1960-09-13) (age 51)
Hyderabad
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Radhika Reddy
Children Nikelesh Reddy and Niharika Reddy
Residence Hyderabad

Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy ( Telugu : నల్లారి కిరణ్ కుమార్ రెడ్డి ) (born 13 September 1960)[1] is an Indian politician who has been the 16th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh since 2010. A four-time MLA in Andhra Pradesh, he belongs to the Indian National Congress. He was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh after Konijeti Rosaiah submitted his resignation to Governor ESL Narasimhan on 24 November 2010.[2]

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Early life

Kiran Kumar Reddy was born in Hyderabad to Sarojamma and N. Amarnath Reddy, a former Congress party member and a minister in P. V. Narasimha Rao cabinet as he was considered close to late Indira Gandhi and P.V. Narsimha Rao. His family hails from Nagaripalle, near Kalikiri Chittoor district. [3] He did his schooling from Hyderabad Public School[4] and intermediate from St. Josephs' Junior College, Hyderabad. He did his B.Com from Nizam College and LL.B from University College of Law, Osmania University. He was the captain of the Hyderabad under-22, South Zone Universities and Osmania University cricket team.[5] [6]

Political career

Kiran Kumar Reddy was elected to Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly in 1989 after his father's death.[7] He served as member of the Public Undertakings Committee and Assurance Committee. He was elected to the state assembly from Native Vayalpadu (Valmikipuram) in 1989, 1999 and 2004. He lost in 1994 when Congress was routed in Chittoor district. He won from Pileru in 2009 after Valmikipuram got merged into Pileru constituency under delimitation. A known YSR loyalist, he was the Congress government chief whip for five years from 2004,[8] before he was made the speaker.

Kiran Kumar Reddy was unanimously elected as Speaker of the 13th Andhra Pradesh Assembly in June 2009. His name for the speaker's post was proposed by erstwhile chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy, Praja Rajyam chief Chiranjeevi, AIMIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi, Agriculture minister N Raghuveera Reddy and two other independents.

As Chief Minister

Kiran Kumar Reddy was chosen to be the new Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh after incumbent K Rosaiah resigned citing personal reasons, by the Congress Legislature Party and authorised party chief Sonia Gandhi, who named Kiran Reddy, to succeed Rosaiah. He moved into Chief Minister's official residence, Chief Minister's Camp Office, on 10 December 2010.

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Preceded by
Konijeti Rosaiah
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
25 November 2010–present
Succeeded by
incumbent
Preceded by
K.R. Suresh Reddy
Speaker of Andhra Pradesh State Assembly
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Nadendla Manohar

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