Tadur Bala Goud

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Taduri Bala Goud (2 October 1931 - 1 March 2010) was a politician of India. He was twice a member of the Parliament of India, in the 8th Lok Sabha and 9th Lok Sabha, as a representative of the Nizamabad parliamentary constituency, Andhra Pradesh. He was a member of the Indian National Congress political party.[1][2]

He was also elected as Member of the Legislative Assembly (India)(MLA) from Yellareddy Assembly constituency of Nizamabad district and worked as Cabinet Minister in both former Chief Ministers Tanguturi Anjaiah and Bhavanam Venkataram Reddy cabinets.[3]

Personal details[edit]

Bala Goud was born on 2 October 1931 in llapuram village of Nizamabad district of Andhra Pradesh. He later married Lakshmi Devi.

Political career[edit]

Goud began his political career at village level as a Panchayat member and rose to become a Member of the Legislative Assembly and a member of the parliament of India.

He was elected as MLA from Yellareddy Assembly constituency of Nizamabad district in 1978 from Indian National Congress party but lost in 1983 from the same constituency. He worked as a cabinet minister till 1982. Mr. Goud had a powerful God father and mentor for his career upliftment from 1978. It was none other than Sri Muduganti Ramgopal Reddy MP 1971 to 1984 who stood by his side at every step of his way.

He was later twice elected as a member of Parliament of India from Nizamabad parliamentary constituency in 1984 and 1989 but lost in 1991 elections.

He headed several backward castes organisations to develop alternate political force and build unity among several associations and parties working for the welfare of backward castes and weaker sections in Andhra Pradesh.

  • He was convenor of Backward Classes Joint Action Committee(JAC) - which foresees the welfares of backward classes and decides whether new castes can be added to the existing Backward Classes category.[4]
  • He was the president of Andhra Pradesh BC Sangham[5]
  • He headed the nine-member sub-committee constituted by the Backward Classes United Front - To foster unity among different backward classes organisations and parties namely - Rajyadhikara Party headed by V.G.R Naragoni, Mana Party headed by Kasani Gnaneshwar, AP State BC Welfare Association headed by R. Krishnaiah, and BC United Front Party headed by P. Ramakrishnaiah .[6]

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