G. Kishan Reddy

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G. Kishan Reddy
Shri G. Kishan Reddy, in New Delhi on August 09, 2019.jpg
Minister of Tourism
Assumed office
7 July 2021
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byPrahlad Singh Patel
Minister of Culture
Assumed office
7 July 2021
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byPrahlad Singh Patel
Minister of Development of North Eastern Region
Assumed office
7 July 2021
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byDr. Jitendra Singh
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
23 May 2019
Preceded byBandaru Dattatreya
ConstituencySecunderabad
Minister of State for Home Affairs
In office
30 May 2019 – 7 July 2021
Served along with H. G. Ahir (2019) and Nityanand Rai (2019-21)
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterAmit Shah
Preceded byKiren Rijiju
Succeeded byNisith Pramanik, A.K Mishra
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 61)[1]
Thimmapur Kandukur, Ranga Reddy, Andhra Pradesh (now in Telengana), India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)G. Kavya
Children2
Residence(s)Hyderabad, New Delhi

Gangapuram Kishan Reddy (born 15 June 1960)[2] is an Indian politician who is currently serving as Minister of Tourism, Culture and Development of North Eastern Region of India. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).[3] He is an MP representing Secunderabad (Lok Sabha constituency) since 2019. He served as 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.[4][5]

Early life[edit]

Gangapuram Kishan Reddy, was born in Timmapur village in Rangareddy district of Telangana to G. Swamy Reddy[6] and Andalamma.[7] He did a diploma in tool design from CITD.[6]

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 the Amberpet assembly constituency with a majority of over 27,000 votes.[8]

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 state – on 19 January.[9]

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.[10][11]

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.[12]

Political Journey[edit]

Reddy started his political career as a 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Members : Lok Sabha".
  2. ^ "Members : Lok Sabha".
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ G. Kishan Reddy (15 January 2010). "Telangana: inevitable and desirable". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 21 January 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  5. ^ "G Kishan Reddy: A leader who rose through the ranks". India Today. 31 May 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  6. ^ 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 August 2021.
  7. ^ "బీజేపీ నేత కిషన్‌రెడ్డికి మాతృవియోగం". Sakshi (in Telugu). 26 April 2019. Archived from the original on 25 April 2019. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ "Gadkari flags off BJP's Telangana Yatra". Deccan Herald. 19 January 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "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
  12. ^ "G Kishan Reddy urges Telangana CM to resume MMTS services | Hyderabad News - Times of India".

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