Kollu Ravindra

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Kollu Ravindra is an Indian politician who has been an Andhra Pradesh MLA and Cabinet Minister since 2014.

Political life[edit]

Kollu Ravindra entered politics in 1998 as Youth President of the Telugu Desam Party in Machilipatnam, a position he held for ten years.[citation needed] He was then given the TDP ticket in Machilipatnam for the May 2009 Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections. He lost that election by 9,300 votes to the Congress candidate Perni Venkataramaiah. Five years later in 2014, he defeated the same Perni Venkataramaiah by 15,800 votes.[1] He then entered the Andhra Pradesh Cabinet with two portfolios: Handlooms & Excise and BC Welfare and Empowerment. Following a cabinet reshuffle in April 2017, he was appointed Minister for Law & Justice, Skill Development, Youth, Sports, Unemployment Benefits, NRI Empowerment and Relations.[2][3]

In March 2015, Kollu Ravindra started Sparsha, a charity dedicated to the education of poor people in Machilipatnam.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Kollu Ravindra is married with two sons.[citation needed] His father-in-law is former Andhra Pradesh Cabinet Minister Nadakuditi Narasimha Rao.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sitting and previous MLAs from Machilipatnam Assembly Constituency". elections.in. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Portfolios allocated to new AP ministers; Lokesh gets IT and". Outlook. 3 April 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Council of Ministers". AP State Portal. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Chandrababu Naidu's Cabinet: Ayyanna, Ganta to be ministers". Deccan Chronicle. 8 June 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2017.