Kambhampati Hari Babu

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Hari Babu Kambhampati
Haribabu Kambhampati.jpg
This is official portrait of MP Haribabu Kambhampati taken from the Lok sabha member page
Member of parliament
for Vishakhapatnam
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded byDaggubati Purandeswari
Personal details
Born15 June 1953
Thimmasamudram, Andhra State, India
Political partyLotus BJP Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Smt. Kambhampati Jayasree
ParentsShri Venkateswarulu
Smt. Seethamma
Alma materAndhra University

Kambhampati Hari Babu is an Indian politician and a member of parliament to the 16th Lok Sabha from Visakhapatnam (Lok Sabha constituency), Andhra Pradesh. He won the Indian general election, 2014 being a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate.[1] He is the state unit President of Bharatiya Janata Party for Andhra Pradesh[2]

Early life[edit]

Hari Babu was born in Prakasam district, Thimmasamudram. He made himself into Visakhapatnam to pursue his B.Tech in Electronics and communication engineering in Andhra University four decades ago. He completed his masters as well as Ph D from the same university. He later worked in Andhra University and voluntarily retired while working as Associate Professor in the year 1993 and later became active in politics[3][4]

Political career[edit]

Hari Babu participated in Jai Andhra movement in support for the creation of Andhra state as Student leader with Shri Tenneti Viswanadham, Shri Sardar Gouthu Latchanna and Shri Venkaiah Naidu. He served as the Secretary, Students Union Andhra University Engineering College during 1972-73. During 1974-1975, he actively participated in Lok Sangharsh Samithi Agitation under Loknayak Jaya Prakash Narayan and was arrested under Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) during emergency and was imprisoned for 6 months in Visakhapatnam Central Jail and Mushirabad Jail. He served as AP State Executive Member of Janata Party during 1977 and AP State Vice President of Janata Yuva Morcha in 1978.[5]

During 1991-1993, Hari Babu served as member of Andhra Pradesh State Executive Committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party and as the General Secretary for AP during 1993-2003. In 1999, he was elected as Member of Legislative Assembly from Visakhapatnam - I Constituency and was made the Floor Leader for the Bharatiya Janata Legislature Party, Andhra Pradesh in 2003. In March 2014, he was elected as the State President of BJP.[6]

Election results[edit]

General Election, 2014: Visakhapatnam
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Hari Babu Kambhampati 5,66,832 48.71 +45.71
YSRCP Y. S. Vijayamma 4,76,344 40.94 +40.94
INC Bolisetti Satyanarayana 50,632 4.35 -32.08
BSP Imandi Venkata Kurmarao 14,947 1.28 +0.41
JSP Sabbam Hari 6,644 0.57 +0.57
NOTA None of the Above 7,329 0.63 +0.63
Majority 90,488 7.78 +1.20
Turnout 11,63,558 67.54 -5.41
BJP gain from INC Swing +12.28

Development works[edit]

Hari Babu uses his MPLADS funds with thrust on health, education, drinking water, and skill development.[7] He has advocated transparency in utilization of MPLADS funds and focus on big, long-term projects that will help solve chronic problems.[8] Some of these projects include providing toilets and furniture in all Government schools, drinking water in all areas not covered under GVMC,[9]

To encourage people's participation, he conducted One MP - One Idea contest under the scheme.[10]


  1. ^ "Constituencywise-All Candidates". Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.bjp.org/organisation/state-units
  3. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/lok-sabha-elections-2014/news/Vizags-non-local-localite/articleshow/34016778.cms
  4. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/lok-sabha-elections-2014/news/Election-Results-Professor-teaches-a-political-lesson-to-Vijayamma/articleshow/35224165.cms?intenttarget=no
  5. ^ http://www.kambhampatiharibabu.in/index.html
  6. ^ http://www.kambhampatiharibabu.in/index.html
  7. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Visakhapatnam/haribabu-spells-out-thrust-areas-for-lad-funds/article7568689.ece
  8. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Visakhapatnam/move-to-bring-transparency-in-mplads-spending/article6258321.ece
  9. ^ https://grin.news/in-south-india-a-little-furniture-toilets-makes-all-the-difference-in-schools-ea458c43c71c#.wn3q7wmu0
  10. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Visakhapatnam/an-idea-can-win-you-a-cash-prize/article6670215.ece