Jaipal Reddy

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Jaipal Reddy
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Minister of Earth Sciences
In office
29 October 2012 – 18 May 2014
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded byVayalar Ravi
Succeeded byJitendra Singh
Minister of Science and Technology
In office
29 October 2012 – 18 May 2014
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded byVayalar Ravi
Succeeded byJitendra Singh
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Chevella
In office
June 2009 – May 2014
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byKonda Vishweshwar Reddy
Personal details
Born(1942-01-16)16 January 1942
Narmeta, Hyderabad State, British India
(now Narmeta, Nalgonda, Telangana, India)
Died28 July 2019 (aged 77)
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
NationalityIndian
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Lakshmi
Children2 sons and 1 daughter
ResidenceMadgul, Telangana, India
OccupationFarmer
ProfessionPolitical leader
Websitesjaipalreddy.com

Sudini Jaipal Reddy (16 January 1942 – 28 July 2019) was an Indian politician who was the member of the Lok Sabha of India for five terms.[1] He represented the Chevella constituency of Telangana and was a member of the Indian National Congress. He served as a Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting in the I. K. Gujral cabinet in 1998. In 1999 he returned to Indian National Congress after 21 years. In 2004 he was re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha from Miryalaguda Lok Sabha Constituency and then he served as a Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Union Minister for Urban Development in the United Progressive Alliance-1.[2] In 2009 he was re-elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from the Chevella constituency and served as a Union Minister for Urban Development and Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas. He was the Union Minister for the Ministry of Earth Sciences and the Ministry of Science and Technology from 29 October 2012 to 18 May 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Reddy was born in Nermatta, a village in Chandur Mandal in Nalgonda District in Telangana State but is actually from Maadgula, Mahbubnagar district in Telangana. He had been polio-stricken since he was 18-months old,[3] and uses crutches to walk.[4]

He had an M.A. from the Osmania University, Hyderabad. He had been an agriculturist. He married Lakshmi on 7 May 1960. The couple have two sons and one daughter.[5]

Career[edit]

Reddy was a student leader during his college life and in 1970s he joined the Indian National Congress.[6] He became an MLA of Kalwakurthy in Andhra Pradesh.[6]

Reddy was an MLA of Kalwakurthy between 1969 and 1984, a constituency in Andhra Pradesh for four terms.[6] He quit his membership of the Congress Party to protest against the emergency and joined the Janata Party in 1977 and later on its splinter Janata Dal.[6] He was the general secretary of the Janata Party from 1985 to 1988.[6] He was elected to the 8th Lok Sabha in 1984 from Mahbubnagar lok sabha.[6] He joined back the Congress Party in 1999 and was elected to the 14th in 2004 from Miryalaguda constituency and the 15th in 2009 from Chavella.[6] He was also a member of the Rajya Sabha on two occasions, 1990–1996 and 1997–1998.[6]

He also held the position of leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha for a year from June 1991 to June 1992.[6]He served as the minister for Information and Broadcasting in the government on two occasions: in 1997–1998 under I. K. Gujral and from 2004 under Manmohan Singh with additional responsibility for Culture. He also served as the minister for Urban Development and Petroleum and Natural Gas.[6]

He acted as the spokesman for several parties of which he has been a member and was awarded the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award in 1998.[7] He was the first from South India and the youngest parliamentarian to achieve this award.[8]

Removal from the Oil Ministry[edit]

Jaipal Reddy in his office after taking over the charge as the Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting in New Delhi on 24 May 2004

The last cabinet reshuffle of the UPA-II government took place on 28 October 2012. Reddy was shifted from his current ministry to the Science and Technology ministry after he differed on the gas allocation to Reliance and his refusal to accept demands of Reliance.[6] The oil ministry had imposed a fine of 7000 Rs. crores on Mukesh Ambani's company for the sharp drop in production of gas and violations mentioned in CAG's 2011 report. Further, the oil ministry did not approve company's US$7.2 billion stake in deal with BP.[9][10] Opposition parties including the BJP, SP, and AAP said that he was removed owing to alleged pressure from the corporate houses, particularly from the Reliance group of Industries. However he refuted the claims and said that he needed to understand the new portfolio.[11][12][13]

Death[edit]

Reddy died on 28 July 2019 at AIG Hospital,Gachibowli in Hyderabad.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senior Congress leader Jaipal Reddy passes away at 77". India Today. Press Trust of India. 28 July 2019. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Jaipal's push set metro rail projects on track".
  3. ^ "S. Jaipal Reddy brings to the government a mix of simplicity and subversion". India Today. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Dr. Jaipal reddy – uses crutches is one of the livewires of the present cabinet – enabled.in". enabled.in. 14 July 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  5. ^ [1] Archived 7 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Rahul, N. (28 July 2019). "Former Union Minister S. Jaipal Reddy passes away at 77". The Hindu. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  7. ^ Shri S Jaipal Reddy. Sjaipalreddy.com. Retrieved on 21 May 2014.
  8. ^ Shri S Jaipal Reddy. Sjaipalreddy.com. Retrieved on 21 May 2014.
  9. ^ Steep Fall in Gas Output: Rs 7000cr Fine on Reliance Archived 29 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine. IndiaWires. Retrieved on 21 May 2014.
  10. ^ [2] Archived 29 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Jaipal Reddy's shift from Oil Ministry creates a political storm – The Economic Times. Economictimes.indiatimes.com (30 October 2012). Retrieved on 21 May 2014.
  12. ^ PM owes an explanation on shifting Jaipal Reddy: BJP, SP. The Hindu (29 October 2012). Retrieved on 21 May 2014.
  13. ^ The Times of India: Latest News India, World & Business News, Cricket & Sports, Bollywood. Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved on 21 May 2014.
  14. ^ "Former Union Minister Jaipal Reddy Dies At 77". NDTV.com. 28 July 2019. Retrieved 28 July 2019.

External links[edit]

Lok Sabha
Preceded by
Mallikarjun Goud
Member of Parliament
for Mahabubnagar

1984 – 1989
Succeeded by
Mallikarjun Goud
Preceded by
Mallikarjun Goud
Member of Parliament
for Mahabubnagar

1998 – 1999
Succeeded by
A. P. Jithender Reddy
Preceded by
Baddam Narsimha Reddy
Member of Parliament
for Miryalguda

1999 – 2009
Succeeded by
Constituency Demolished
Preceded by
Constituency Created
Member of Parliament
for Chevella

2009 – 2014
Succeeded by
Konda Vishweshwar Reddy
Political offices
Preceded by
M. S. Gurupadaswamy
Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha
22 July 1991 – 29 June 1992
Succeeded by
Sikander Bakht
Preceded by
P. A. Sangma
Minister of Information and Broadcasting
1996 – 1998
Succeeded by
Arun Jaitley
Preceded by
Ravi Shankar Prasad
Minister of Information and Broadcasting
23 May 2004 – 18 November 2005
Succeeded by
Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi
Preceded by
Jagmohan
Known as Ministry of Tourism and Culture
Minister of Culture
23 May 2004 – 30 January 2006
Succeeded by
Ambika Soni
Preceded by
Ghulam Nabi Azad
Minister of Urban Development
18 November 2005 – 18 January 2011
Succeeded by
Kamal Nath
Preceded by
Murli Deora
Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas
19 January 2011 – 28 October 2012
Succeeded by
Veerappa Moily
Preceded by
Vayalar Ravi
Minister of Science and Technology
28 October 2012 – 26 May 2014
Succeeded by
Jitendra Singh
Preceded by
Vayalar Ravi
Minister of Earth Sciences
28 October 2012 – 26 May 2014
Succeeded by
Jitendra Singh