Y. S. Vivekananda Reddy

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Y. S. Vivekananda Reddy
MP
In office
1999-2009
Preceded by Y. S. Raja Shekhar Reddy
Succeeded by Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy
Constituency Kadapa
Personal details
Born (1950-08-08) 8 August 1950 (age 64)
Pulivendula, Andhra Pradesh
Political party YSR Congress Party
Spouse(s) Y.S. Sowbhagya
Children 1 daughter
Residence Pulivendla
Religion Church of South India
As of September 16, 2006
Source: [1]

Y. S. Vivekananda Reddy (born 1 April 1950) was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Kadapa constituency of Andhra Pradesh. He is a member of the Indian National Congress. He is a graduate in Agriculture from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati.

Personal life[edit]

Vivekananda Reddy is the younger brother of the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy.

Political career[edit]

He is the designer of Lingala Canal in Kadapa district. He began his services to the community through the Lions club, became District Governor and the Samithi President.

Vivekananda Reddy was twice elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Pulivendula constituency, in 1989 and 1994. Then, in the elections of 1999, he was elected to the Lok Sabha from the Kadapa constituency with a majority of over 90,000, which was the highest majority gained in the state. In 2004 elections he increased that majority to over 110,000.

Recently[when?] his son-in-law, Rajasekhar Reddy, claimed that Y.S. Vivekananda Reddy is more popular than his brother, Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy (YSR), had been. The basis for this claim was that the majorities obtained by his brother were lower. However, in the 2009 General Elections, Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the son of the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YSR, contested the Kadapa constituency and won with a new record margin.

In September 2009, Vivekananda Reddy was elected as a member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council. On 30 November 2010 he became Agriculture Minster in the Andhra Pradesh cabinet headed by N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, against the wishes of his nephew.

Later, in the 2011, Vivekananda Reddy contested the Pulivendula by-elections caused due to Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and his mother, Y. S. Vijayamma, leaving the INC to form YSR Congress. He stood as the INC candidate against his sister-in-law and just managed to secure his deposit after finishing in second place but some 80,000 votes behind Y. S. Vijayamma.

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