Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy

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N. Kiran Kumar Reddy
ఎన్. కిరణ్ కుమార్ రెడ్డి
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16th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
In office
25 June 2011 – 01 March 2014
Preceded by K. Rosaiah
Succeeded by Nara Chandrababu Naidu
Constituency Pileru, Chittoor
Personal details
Born (1960-09-13) 13 September 1960 (age 55)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
(now in Telangana, India)
Political party Jai Samaikyandhra Party
Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Religion Hinduism
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Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy (born 13 September 1960 in Hyderabad) is an Indian politician who served as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He was the last Chief Minister of the United Andhra Pradesh before the formation of the Telangana state on June 2, 2014. A four-time Member of the Legislative Assembly in Andhra Pradesh, he was a leader of the Indian National Congress party before resigning from it in February 2014 over the creation of Telangana state. Concurrently Reddy also submitted his resignation from the chief ministership to Governor E. S. L. Narasimhan; the latter accepted the resignation, but asked Reddy to continue as caretaker chief minister. President's Rule was imposed in the state on 1 March 2014. On March 10, 2014 he floated his new political outfit called Jai Samaikyandhra Party.[1]

Early life[edit]

Kiran Kumar Reddy was a former Congress party member and his father Amaranath Reddy was a minister in P. V. Narasimha Rao cabinet When P.V. Narasimha Rao was the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh as Mr. Reddy was considered close to late Indira Gandhi and P.V. Narsimha Rao. His family hails from Nagaripalle, near Kalikiri, Chittoor district.[2] He did his schooling from Hyderabad Public School[3] and intermediate from St. Josephs' Junior College, Hyderabad. He did his B.Com from Nizam College and LL.B from University College of Law, Osmania University. He was the captain of the Hyderabad, India under-22, South Zone Universities and Osmania University cricket team.[4][5] He also attended Besant Theosophical High School in Chennai for some years.

Political career[edit]

Kiran Kumar Reddy was elected to Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly in 1989 after his father's death.[6] He served as member of the Public Undertakings Committee and Assurance Committee. He was elected to the state assembly from Native Vayalpadu (Valmikipuram) in 1989, 1999 and 2004. He lost in 1994 when Congress was routed in Chittoor district. He won from Pileru in 2009 after Valmikipuram got merged into Pileru constituency under delimitation. A known YSR loyalist, he was the Congress government chief whip for five years from 2004,[7] before he was made the speaker. On March 10, 2014 he announced the formation of Jai Samaikyandhra Party with Chundru Srihari Rao as its Founder-President.[1]

As Speaker[edit]

Kiran Kumar Reddy was unanimously elected as Speaker of the 13th Andhra Pradesh Assembly in June 2009. His name for the speaker's post was proposed by erstwhile chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy, AIMIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi , Agriculture minister N. Raghuveera Reddy and two other independents.

As Chief Minister[edit]

Kiran Kumar Reddy was made to be the new Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh after incumbent K Rosaiah resigned citing personal reasons, by the Congress Legislature Party and authorised party in 2011. On February 19, 2014, he resigned from the post of Chief Minister, as MLA (legislator) and also from the Congress party, after the Telangana bill was passed in Lok Sabha.[8]

Welfare Programmes[edit]

He is credited for launching schemes such as Mee Seva, Rajiv Yuva Kiranalu, SC/ST Sub-Plan, Bangaru Thalli, Mana Biyyam, Amma Hastham etc.

Jai Samaikyandhra Party[edit]

On 11 March 2014, he wanted to launch a new political party named as Jai Samaikyandhra Party, by opposing the centre's decision on bifurcation of the Andhra Pradesh state.[9] He formally launched the party in Rajahmundry on 12 March 2014.

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Preceded by
Konijeti Rosaiah
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
25 June 2011– 19 February 2014
Succeeded by
N. Chandrababu Naidu
Preceded by
K R Suresh Reddy
Speaker of Andhra Pradesh State Assembly
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Nadendla Manohar