Sabitha Indra Reddy

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Sabitha Indira Reddy
Minister of Home, Jail, and Disaster Management
First Woman Home Minister of Andhra Pradesh
In office
2009–2014
Minister of Mines and Geology
In office
2004–2009
Member of Legislative Assembly from Chevella
In office
2004–2014
Personal details
Born 5 May 1963
Hyderabad
Nationality Indian
Spouse(s) P. Indra Reddy (Late)
Children Three Sons
Residence Hyderabad, India.

Patlolla Sabitha Indra Reddy is an Indian politician. She is the first woman Home Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India. Earlier, she was a member of Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy's Council of Ministers.

Political career[edit]

Sabitha Indra Reddy has held the position of Mines and Geology Minister in the earlier government.[citation needed] She was the first female home Minister for Andhra Pradesh.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Sabitha Indra Reddy was born on 5 May 1963 at Tandur to G. Mahipal Reddy. She has done her education till B.Sc and has been a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh [MLA] for two terms from Chevella.

She is married to P. Indra Reddy who was also the Home Minister in N. T. Rama Rao's Cabinet and has three sons. Karthik Reddy has grown up in a family of three sons.

Allegations of involvement in illegal iron ore mining[edit]

The CBI arrested V. D. Rajagopal and Y. Srilakshmi, as third and fourth accused respectively in the investigation into illegal mining by Obulapuram Mining Company.[2][3][4][5] The permission for mining in Anantapur was for captive mining, i.e. the ore mined in that region is to be used in the local steel plant and not to be exported. Srilakshmi is accused of dropping the term "captive mining" in the final order approving a mining license to Obulapuram. Y. Srilakshmi suggested that this was done at the insistence of the former Minister of Mines and current Andhra Pradesh Home minister Sabitha Indra Reddy.[6][7] However the CBI defended the Home minister, who is a senior local politician of the ruling Congress party.[8] As of April 2013, Sabitha Indra Reddy submitted her resignation letter from the Cabinet after the CBI named her as an accused in the Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy illegal investments case.[9]

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