Pocharam Srinivas Reddy

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Pocharam Srinivas Reddy
Speaker of the Telangana Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
17 January 2019
Preceded byS. Madhusudhana Chary, TRS
Minister for Agriculture, Government of Telangana
In office
2 June 2014 – 6 September 2018
ConstituencyBanswada, Nizamabad, Telangana, India
Personal details
Born10 February 1949 (age 69 years)
Banswada, Nizamabad, Telangana, India
ResidenceBanswada, Nizamabad, Telangana, India

Pocharam Srinivas Reddy is the Assembly Speaker of Telangana.He is a Member of the Legislative Assembly from Banswada constituency. He was the Minister for Agriculture from 2014-2019 in Telangana State.[1]

Career[edit]

Pocharam Srinivas Reddy joined the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in 1984 from the Indian National Congress (INC).[2] He worked as a minister twice in TDP government. He was with TDP for 27 years before quitting.[3]

In 1994, he contested the Banswada constituency as a TDP candidate and won with a majority of over 57,000 votes majority. He lost in 2004 against Bajireddy Govardhan, the INC candidate. In support of the Telangana Movement, he joined TRS party in March 2011.[4] He also resigned from his MLA seat and TDP membership.[5] He went on to contest that year's by-elections and won with a margin of over 49,000 votes against INC candidate, Sangam Srinivasgoud.He was made a Politburo member of the TRS on 24 March 2011.

In 2014 Telangana Assembly Election he was re-elected from Banswada Assembly constituency. He was inducted into Cabinet on 2 June 2014 and made Agriculture Minister of Telangana.

In Telangana Legislative Assembly election, 2018, he was re-elected from Banswada Assembly constituency. Subsequently, he was elected as the speaker of the Telangana Legislative Assembly.

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Pushpa and has 4 children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I voted for TRS, says Pocharam | Deccan Chronicle". Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  2. ^ TDP legislator quits over Telangana issue
  3. ^ "TDP MLA to resign Nizamabad: Telugu". Times Of India. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  4. ^ 'Nagam sent Pocharam to TRS' - Times Of India
  5. ^ TDP legislator resigns to fight for Telangana