Mekathoti Sucharita

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Mekatoti Sucharita
Minister for Home affairs and Disaster Management, Government of Andhra Pradesh
Assumed office
8 Jun 2019
Preceded byNimmakayala Chinarajappa
Member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly
for Prathipadu
Assumed office
2019
Preceded byRavela Kishore Babu
Member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly
for Prathipadu
In office
2009–2014
Preceded byRavi Venkata Ramana
Succeeded byRavela Kishore Babu
Personal details
Born25 December 1972
Ponnur
Political partyYSR Congress Party
ResidencePhirangipuram, Guntur 522529

Mekatoti Sucharita is an Indian politician from the state of Andhra Pradesh.She is the first women Home minister in Separated Andhra pradesh.She belongs to the YSRCP. She is the current Home minister of Andhra Pradesh, the first woman to be in the office of Home Minister. She is also the Minister of Disaster Management. [1][2]

Political career[edit]

Sucharita was elected as an MLA from Prathipadu segment for the first time in 2009 on Congress ticket. She was inducted into the Congress by the late Dr. Y S Rajashekara Reddy (YSR) after he spotted her during his historic ‘padayatra’ in 2003. Groomed by YSR during his tenure as chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh, Sucharita’s rise to the cabinet rank began in 2006 when she won the Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituencies (ZPTC) election from Phirangipuram in Guntur as a Congress candidate. She served for two years as ZPTC member.

In 2009, YSR allotted her the party ticket for Prathipadu Assembly Constituency in Guntur district from where she won comfortably. After YSR’s death in September 2009, she swore allegiance to Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and resigned from Congress when Jagan launched YSRCP in March 2011. She again won from the seat on a YSRCP ticket in the by-elections held in May 2012.

Despite conceding her seat to the TDP in 2014, Sucharita’s loyalty to the YSR family was rewarded with Jagan again allotting her the YSRCP ticket in the 2019 assembly elections.[3] She defeated two heavyweights — former minister D Manikya Vara Prasad of the TDP and former TDP minister Ravela Kishore Babu, who joined Jana Sena Party.

Personal life[edit]

Sucharita, who hails from Phirangipuram in Guntur, is married to IRS officer M Dayasagar who is now posted as Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) in Mumbai.[citation needed] Her father N Anka Rao was a medical doctor at a government hospital.[citation needed] He later ran a clinic in Phirangipuram. She completed her BA in Political Science in 1990.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mekathoti Sucharita, the Dalit woman Home Minister of Andhra Pradesh". The New Indian Express. Hyderabad. 9 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Mekatoti Sucharita set to create history". The Hindu. Guntur. 8 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Jagan Reddy appoints Dalit woman as home minister of Andhra Pradesh". Hindustan times. 8 June 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2019.