G. Kishan Reddy

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G. Kishan Reddy
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Minister of State for Home Affairs
Assumed office
31 May 2019
Serving with Nityanand Rai
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterAmit Shah
Preceded byKiren Rijiju
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
23 May 2019
Preceded byBandaru Dattatreya
ConstituencySecunderabad[1]
Member of Legislative Assembly, Telangana
In office
2014–2018
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byKaleru Venkatesham
ConstituencyAmberpet
Member of Legislative Assembly, Andhra Pradesh
In office
2009–2014
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byConstituency Shifted to Telangana after Bifuraction of Andhra Pradesh
ConstituencyAmberpet
Member of Legislative Assembly, Andhra Pradesh
In office
2004–2009
Succeeded byConstituency bifurcated as per Delimitation Act 2002
ConstituencyHimayatnagar (Assembly constituency)
President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha
In office
2002–2005
Preceded byShivraj Singh Chouhan
Succeeded byDharmendra Pradhan
Personal details
Born
Gangapuram Kishan Reddy

(1960-06-15) 15 June 1960 (age 60)
Timmapur, Andhra Pradesh (now in Telengana), India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)G. Kavya
Children2
ResidenceHyderabad, New Delhi
WebsiteOfficial site

Gangapuram Kishan Reddy (born 15 June 1960)[2] is an Indian politician who currently serves as Minister of State for Home Affairs, Government of India.[3] He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).[4] He is an MP representing Secunderabad (Lok Sabha constituency) since 2019. He served the floor leader of the BJP in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly in 2009. and gave it up after being elected as the state BJP president of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh.[5][6]

Early life[edit]

Gangapuram Kishan Reddy, was born in Timmapur village in Rangareddy district of Telangana to G. Swamy Reddy[7] and Andalamma.[8] He did a diploma in tool design from CITD.[7]

Political career[edit]

Reddy started his career as a youth leader in the late twentieth century. He was elected as National President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha from 2002 to 2005. He was elected as an MLA from Himayatnagar constituency in 2004 and was elected again in 2009 & 2014 to Amberpet assembly constituency with a majority of over 27,000 votes.[9]

Reddy, began the 22-day Telangana "Poru Yatra" – a 3,500-kilometre (2,200 mi) journey through 986 villages and 88 assembly constituencies stressing the need for a stance on Telangana stance – on 19 January.[10]

He was unanimously elected as the Telangana BJP president succeeding Bandaru Dattatreya.[citation needed]

On 30 May 2019, he was sworn in as Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs in the Government of India.[11][12]

Considering the increase in demand for local public transport, he wrote a letter to the chief minister of Telangana, K. Chandrashekar Rao, urging him to resume MMTS services in the city. [13]

Political Journey[edit]

Reddy started his political career as youth leader of the Janta Party in 1977. Once the BJP was formed in 1980, he joined the party full time. He became the state treasurer of the state Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Andhra Pradesh. Since then he has served in various capacities designated to him in the party. A brief summary is given below in the table :

Duration Post Held
1982-83 Bharatiya Janata Party Andhra Pradesh Yuva Morcha State Treasurer
1983-1984 Bharatiya Janata Party State Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Andhra Pradesh
1986-1990 State President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Andhra Pradesh
1990-1992 National Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha & In-charge of the South India
1992-1994 National Vice President of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha
1994-2001 National General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha
2001-2002 State Treasurer, State Spokesperson & Head Quarter Incharge of Bharatiya Janata Party, Andhra Pradesh
2002-2004 National President of the BJYM
2004-2005 State GS and official spokesperson, BJP Andhra Pradesh
2004-2009 MLA, Himayatnagar Constituency, Floor Leader of BJP in State Assembly
2009-2014 MLA, Amberpet Assembly Constituency, Floor Leader of BJP in State Assembly
2014-16 BJP State President of the Telangana
2014-18 MLA, Amberpet Assembly Constituency
2016-18 Floor Leader, State Assembly Telangana
2019- MP Lok Sabha, Secunderabad Constituency & MoS for Home affairs,[14] GoI

Awards & Recognition[edit]

S.No Awards & Recognition
1 Best child friendly legislator award in the AP Assembly by UNICEF (United Nations)
2 Outstanding Youth Leadership Award for the year 2009 by Maryland India Business Round Table, USA
3 A medal by Union of Bulgarian Commandos for his contribution towards Global Peace at Sophia Capital of Bulgaria

Key Positions Held[edit]

S.NO key Position Held
1 International Vice Chairman of Afro Aisa Youth Council
2 Chairman of Telangana kabaddi Association
3 Chairman of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Home guards Welfare Association
4 National Secretary of Indian Council of Political leader
5 Internal Chairman of World Youth Council Against Terrorism
6 3 times Ex-MLA from Amberpet Assembly Constituency
7 MoS for Home affairs & MP, Secunderabad Lok Sabha Constituency

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Secunderabad Constituency Election Result: BJP's G Kishan Reddy wins Secunderabad Lok Sabha seat". The Times of India. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  2. ^ http://loksabhaph.nic.in/Members/MemberBioprofile.aspx?mpsno=5084
  3. ^ "Andhra Pradesh News : Kishan Reddy to be State BJP chief". The Hindu. 6 March 2010. Archived from the original on 10 March 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Telangana assembly elections 2018: Saffron leader Kishan Reddy still king of hearts in Amberpet". Archived from the original on 30 November 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  5. ^ G. Kishan Reddy (15 January 2010). "Telangana: inevitable and desirable". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 21 January 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  6. ^ "G Kishan Reddy: A leader who rose through the ranks". India Today. 31 May 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  7. ^ a b Reddy, G Kishan (20 March 2019). "G. Kishan Reddy Election Affidavit for Parliamentary Constituency - Secunderabad" (PDF). Suvidha. Election Commission of India. pp. 1–18.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "బీజేపీ నేత కిషన్‌రెడ్డికి మాతృవియోగం". Sakshi (in Telugu). 26 April 2019. Archived from the original on 25 April 2019. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  9. ^ "Andhra Pradesh / Hyderabad News : Kishen Reddy files nomination papers". The Hindu. 24 March 2009. Archived from the original on 3 July 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  10. ^ "Gadkari flags off BJP's Telangana Yatra". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
  11. ^ "Narendra Modi Cabinet 2019 oath-taking ceremony Updates: Modi, Amit Shah take oath; Maneka Gandhi likely to be pro-tem LS Speaker". Firstpost. 30 May 2019. Archived from the original on 13 June 2019. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  12. ^ "PM Modi allocates portfolios. Full list of new ministers", Live Mint, 31 May 2019, archived from the original on 2 June 2019, retrieved 3 June 2019
  13. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/kishan-reddyurges-kcr-to-resume-mmts-services/articleshow/80756480.cms
  14. ^ "Shri G.Kishan Reddy | Ministry of Home Affairs | GoI". www.mha.gov.in. Retrieved 23 June 2020.

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