K. V. P. Ramachandra Rao

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Dr.K.V.P Ramachandra Rao
MP of Rajya Sabha for Telangana
Assumed office
2 June 2014 (elected earlier from AP on 10 April 2014 but later shifted to Telangana)
Constituency Telangana
Personal details
Born (1948-06-21) 21 June 1948 (age 68)
Ampapuram, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh
Political party INC
Spouse(s) Kotagiri Suneetha

Dr.K.V.P.Ramachandra Rao (born 21 June 1948), is a Member of Parliament in India and chief adviser to the former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy. He belongs to Indian National Congress.[1][2] He pressed for Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy to take on the post of Chief Minister.[2] After Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh he is allotted to Telangana state by draw of lots.[3]


Rao born in Velama Community family, being a close friend of Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, was appointed as chief Advisor to Government of Andhra Pradesh on Public Affairs in cabinet rank in May 2004.[4] He was elected to the Upper House of the Indian parliament, the Rajya Sabha in April 2008.[citation needed]

He is the chairman of the Advisory Committee on Public Affairs, Public Utilities and Public Welfare Activities.[citation needed]

On April 2, 2014, Rao was indicted by a US grand jury for his role in an international corruption scheme starting June 2006 involving bribery in the approval of mining contract with the Government of Andhra Pradesh.[5][6] The indictment charges Rao with soliciting and distributing bribes for himself and to leaders of the Andhra Pradesh and Central Governments.[7] The Indian National Congress led the ruling party in both the state and central governments between 2006 and February 2014 (in the state).

Personal life[edit]

KVP Ramachandra Rao parents are Late Shri K. V. N. Satyannarayana Rao and Mother Shrimati K. Sita Devi.[8] KVP Ramachandra Rao is married to Suneetha and they have 2 sons, Sandeep and Ujwal.[9]

Positions held[edit]

  • May 2004-March 2008 Advisor to Government of Andhra Pradesh on Public Affairs (Cabinet Rank)
  • April 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha
  • August 2008 onwards Member, Committee on Finance.
  • November 28, 2010 Submitted his Resignation as advisor to Govt
  • Currently campaigning for Congress (I) .


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