Nama Nageswara Rao

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Nama Nageswara Rao
Member of Parliament
In office
June 2014
Preceded by Renuka Chowdhury
Succeeded by Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy
Personal details
Born (1957-03-15)15 March 1957
Balapala, Telangana
Spouse(s) Chinnamma
Children 3; 2 sons and 1 daughter

Nama Nageswara Rao (born 15 March 1957 in Balapala, Khammam, Telangana[1]) is an Indian politician, and a member of the 16th Lok Sabha of India.

Before becoming a member of the Lok Sabha, Nageswara Rao ran the infrastructure company Madhucon Projects.[2] When he was a candidate for the Lok Sabha in 2009, he had total assets worth over Rp 1.73 billion ($38.4 million, £23.3 million), making him the wealthiest candidate.[3] and is a good business man of Andhra Pradesh.[citation needed]

Nageswara Rao had stood for election in 2004 for the Khammam constituency, but lost to the incumbent Renuka Chowdary by over 100,000 votes.[4]

In May 2009, Nageswara Rao was elected to the Lok Sabha to represent the Khammam constituency, with a majority of 124,949 votes from Khammam constituency defeating Union Minister Renuka Chowdhary.[5]

Nageswara Rao was unanimously elected Telugu Desam Parliamentary Party leader at a meeting held in the presence of the party president N. Chandrababu Naidu in May 2009.[6]

Nageswara Rao is married to Nama Chinnamma, and has two sons and a daughter.[1]

Nama lost in the 2014 Elections.

Nageswara Rao founded the Nama Muthiah Memorial Trust (in memory of his father) to undertake various social service activities for the benefit of the Society in general and development of the local backward areas around the various projects undertaken by Madhucon.

Nama Muthiah Memorial Trust has undertaken the following activities

• Supply of drinking water through tankers in Khammam Urban localities and nearby rural villages and Girijan Thandas.

• Supplying Drinking water in packets during Jatharas and village festivals.

• Undertaking repairs of dried village tanks and digging borewells by using the machinery of Madhucon Granites.

• Digging Borewells for providing water to the agricultural farmers.

• Financial assistance to freedom fighters.

• Providing employment to local youth in the group’s Sugar, Granite and Infrastructure Companies.

• Acquired sick Palair Sugar Factory with a view to reviving and providing employment to the local youth and lending a helping hand to sugar cane growers/farmers.

• Helping poor patients.

• Financial assistance to tsunami affected people.

• Rewards to the meritorious students and financial assistance to the poor Adivasis and Girijan Thandas for their education.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nama Nageswara Rao. "Detailed Profile: Shri Nama Nageswara Rao". Government of India. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  2. ^ M. Somasekhar (15 April 2009). "AP Inc on political expansion mode". Business Line. The Hindu Group. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Most LS contestants ‘crorepatis’". The Hindu. The Hindu Group. 10 April 2009. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Sreenivas Janyala (17 May 2009). "Cong wins 34 of the 42 seats in Andhra, TDP gets only 6". The Indian Express. Indian Express Group. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Congress improves tally in Khammam". The Hindu. The Hindu Group. 17 May 2009. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Nama Nageswara Rao elected TDPP leader". The Hindu. The Hindu Group. 23 May 2009. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
Party political offices
Preceded by
Leader of the Telugu Desam Party in the 15th Lok Sabha
2009-2014
Succeeded by
Thota Narasimham