K. Laxman

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Dr. K. Laxman
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President BJP Telangana
Assumed office
2016
Personal details
Born (1956-07-03) 3 July 1956 (age 63)
Hyderabad, Hyderabad State, India
ResidenceAshok Nagar, Hyderabad
Websitehttp://drklaxman.in/

Dr. K. Laxman is the State President of Bharatiya Janata Party in Telangana. He formerly represented Musheerabad Assembly constituency as MLA in Telangana Legislative Assembly[1][2] from 2014-2018. He lost his MLA from Musheerabad Constuency in 2018 elections.

Early life[edit]

Dr. K. Laxman was born in a middle class family to Kova Ramulu & Kova Mangamma in Hyderabad, Telangana. He pursued his education in Hyderabad and have completed his M.Sc. from PG Centre, Osmania University. Further, he secured his Ph.D. from Department of Geology, Osmania University.

Political career[edit]

As a student, he joined ABVP at Osmania University and in the year 1980, he joined Bharatiya Janata Party. Though he had an opportunity to get into a lucrative job given the demand that the subject had, driven by a passion for public service, he entered politics. Since then, he rose to various levels within the party right from Hyderabad City General Secretary in 1994, through Hyderabad City President from 1995-1999. He contested for the first time from Musheerabad Assembly Constituency in 1994 and lost narrowly to Congress Candidate Kodanda Reddy but then got re-elected from the same constituency in 1999 with a huge margin of 18,567 votes. He was also chosen as Deputy Floor Leader during the then AP Legislative Assembly. In the years 2004 and 2009, he lost by slender margins against Congress candidates.

He was elected as MLA for the second time from Musheerabad Assembly constituency [3] in 2014 Telangana Assembly election. In the year 2016, he was appointed as BJP Telangana State President by BJP National President - Amit Shah and Prime Minister - Shri. Narendra Modi. He is currently representing Musheerabad Assembly Constituency as MLA and also working as State President for Bharatiya Janata Party in Telangana.

Telangana Legislative Assembly Election, 2014[edit]

Telangana Assembly Elections, 2014: Musheerabad (Assembly constituency)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Dr. K. Laxman 65,209 43.5%
TRS M. Gopal 37,823 25.3%
INC P. Vinay Kumar 26,808 17.9%
Majority 27,386 -
Turnout 1,50,884 54.9%

Personal life[edit]

Dr K Laxman is married to Uma and the couple are blessed with two daughters Swetha, Shruthi and a son Rahul.[5]

Controversy[edit]

Laxman sparked a controversy over Sania Mirza being made the brand ambassador of Telangana by calling her Pakistan’s “daughter-in-law” after her marriage to cricketer Shoaib Malik and unfit to be a representative of an Indian state. This sparked outrage and drew a fierce response from Sania who said she will remain an Indian until the “end of her life”.[6][7]

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