Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy
|Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy|
|Born||Nellore, Andhra Pradesh|
|Political party||YSR Congress|
|As of September 16, 2006
Reddy lost an election contest in 1983 as an Indian National Congress (INC) candidate. In 1985 he was elected to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly as a candidate of the same party, and in 1989 he became an INC member of the Lok Sabha. He stood again for parliament in the 1998 elections, this time as a Telugu Desam Party candidate. That attempt was unsuccessful and in the 2004 and 2009 elections he once more stood for the INC, winning on both occasions. Reddy then became a member of the YSR Congress and was re-elected to the 15th Lok Sabha in a by-election.