Vetukuri Venkata Siva Rama Raju

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Vetukuri Venkata Siva Rama Raju
Born1970
Kalavapudi, Andhra Pradesh, India
ResidenceHyderabad, Telangana, India
NationalityIndian
EducationBachelor of Commerce
Alma materAndhra University
OccupationPolitician, Businessman
Years active2009 - present
TitleRepresentative
Term2009-present
PredecessorPathapati Sarraju
Political partyTelugu Desam Party
Spouse(s)Smt. V. V. Aruna Kumari
ChildrenShruthi Keerthi, Sravya Gayatri, Abhi Rama Vama

Vetukuri Venkata Siva Rama Raju, also known as Kalavapudi Siva is an Indian politician and member of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly representing Telugu Desam Party (TDP) from Undi (his Assembly constituency).[1]

Biography[edit]

Political career[edit]

In 2009 he was elected as a representative from the Undi constituency in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, 2009 with 42.07% of the votes, a majority of 15,568 votes. He ran again in the 2014 general elections and was elected to the Andhra Pradesh assembly from the Undi constituency with a vote share of 58.21% and a majority of 36,231 votes, one of the highest majority in the 2014 Andhra Pradesh general elections.

Personal life[edit]

Vetukuri Venkata Siva Rama Raju was born on 10 May 1970 in a small village of Kalavapudi in the West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. Siva attended primary and secondary schooling in Eluru at St. Xavier’s High school graduating in 1984. He went to Bhimavaram for his higher education and completed his intermediate education at Kasturibhai Government Junior College. He received his Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Dantuluri Natrayana Raju College (D.N.R. College - Andhra University) Bhimavaram, in 1989.

He is an active director of VEM Technologies Private Limited which operates in assembly and systems integration for aerospace and defense systems.[2][3]

Awards[edit]

Vetukuri Venkata Sivarama Raju was awarded the Bharatiya Chaatra Samsad Foundation, Pune’s Adarsh Yuva Vidhayak Puraskar. Bharatiya Chaatra Samsad Foundation has invited Mr. Raju to address at its sixth annual convention. According to a press release, Mr. Raju had organised installation of 78 RO water plants in 70 villages. Under Neeru-Chettu programme, nearly 30,000 tree guards were provided. The significant initiative is distribution of seed packets with 17 types of seed to 70,000 families.[4]

Political Statistics[edit]

Elections
Election No. Year Assembly Constituency Opponent Total Votes Margin Result
1 2009 Undi Pathapati Sarraju (INC) 68,102 15,658 WON
2 2014 Undi Pathapati Sarraju (YSRCP) 101,530 36,231 WON

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election Candidates". Andhra Pradesh Government. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  2. ^ "Afadavit,Form 26" (PDF). Election Commission of India. April 3, 2009. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  3. ^ "VEM". VEM Technologies PVT. LTD. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  4. ^ "Undi MLA bags award". The Hindu. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
Government offices
Preceded by
Pathapati Sarraju
Representative, Undi Constituency, Andhra Pradesh Assembly
2009-present
Succeeded by
none(incumbent)