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N Kiran Kumar Reddy


N Kiran Kumar Reddy

Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy was the 16th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He became Chief Minister on November 24, 2010 after K Rosaiah stepped down. On February 19, 2014 Kiran Kumar Reddy has tendered his resignation as Chief Minister a day after Lok Sabha has approved the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013.

Personal Biography

Kiran Kumar Reddy was born on September 13, 1960 in Hyderabad to N Amarnath Reddy and Sarojamma.

He hails from a political family. His father N. Amarnath Reddy was a former Congress politician. Amarnath Reddy is often considered the political guru of former Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu. Amarnath Reddy also served as a minister in PV Narasimha Rao's cabinet.

Education

Kiran Kumar Reddy did his schooling in Hyderabad Public School in Hyderabad. He studied Intermediate in St. Josephs' Junior College and later did his Bachelors in Commerce from Nizam College. He did LL.B from University College of Law at the Osmania University.

Kiran Kumar has a keen interest in sports. He was a former first class player and played cricket for the Hyderabad team in Ranji matches. He was the captain of the South Zone under-22 team, Hyderabad under-25 team and the Osmania University cricket team.

Family

Kiran Kumar Reddy is married to Radhika Reddy. They have a son Nikhilesh Reddy and a daughter Niharika Reddy.

Professional Biography

Kiran Kumar Reddy is a four time MLA.

After the death of his father in 1989, Kiran Kumar Reddy was elected to the Assembly from Vayalpad (Valmikipuram) constituency. He lost in the 1994 elections, but won in the subsequent 1999, 2004 and 2009 elections. Kiran Kumar became the Congress Chief Whip in 2004 and later became the Speaker of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly in 2009. Despite being a four time MLA, Kiran Kumar never served as a minister.

16th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh

Kiran Kumar Reddy was chosen to be the 16th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh when Rosaiah resigned on November 24, 2010. In a CLP meeting on the same day, the Congress Legislature Party authorized party chief Sonia Gandhi to choose Rosaiah's successor, who named Kiran Kumar Reddy. Kiran Kumar took oath as Chief Minister on November 25, 2010.

Successfully defeats the no-confidence motion

In December 2011, the Kiran Kumar Reddy faced a no-trust motion. Opposition party leader N Chandrababu Naidu moved the motion which was accepted after a couple of days of uproar in the Winter session of the assembly on December 3, 2011. The no-trust motion was moved on the claim that the Kiran Kumar Reddy's Government hasn't come to the aid of farmers who are facing a lot of problems due to drought situation. A debate on the motion was held for two days and the voting finally took place on December 5, 2011. Despite a lot of support from opposition parties to the no-trust motion, the Government was able to successfully defeat it with the help of its allies Praja Rajyam Party and the MIM. The no-confidence motion was defeated 160-122.

Three years as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh

Kiran Kumar Reddy has completed three years as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. In a chat with journalists to mark the occasion, Kiran Kumar was asked what his future plans would be in case bifurcation of the State is imminent. Jokingly he replied that there will be no compulsion to continue in politics and that he would be ready to enter into journalism.

Government Schemes & Initiatives

Re.1-a-kg rice scheme

The Re.1-per-kg rice scheme is an initiative of the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh to provide Rice at Rs. 1 per kilo. The scheme was criticized for poor quality of rice being provided. To improve the image of the scheme, the government has come up with 'Mana Biyyam'. Better quality of rice will be provided to 2.2 crore white card holders in phases from January 16, 2013.

Resigns as Chief Minister

Kiran Kumar Reddy has tendered his resignation as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He also quit the Congress party. The move comes a day after the Lok Sabha has approved the AP State Reorganization Bill paving way to the formation of Telangana state. Kiran Kumar Reddy, talking to media, has expressed his anguish of not being able to stop the bifurcation of the State.Feb 19, 2014

Governor ESL Narasimhan accepts resignation of Kiran Kumar Reddy as Chief Minister and asks him to continue as care taker Chief Minister until alternative arrangements are made. Feb 21, 2014

Kiran Kumar Reddy has written to Governor ESL Narasimhan asking him to relinquish from his position as caretaker CM. In the letter, he mentioned that he has already been taking care for six days and that it was insulting for him to continue in the post. Feb 25, 2014

Launch of new Political Party

Kiran Kumar Reddy has finally announced that he will launch a political party. The party will be announced at a public meeting in Rajahmundry on March 12, 2014. Kiran Kumar will reveal the details of the name of the party, symbol and agenda at the public meeting. He is likely to name the party 'Jai Samaikyandhra', which was registered by former Telugu Desam MP Ch Srihari Rao. Expelled Congress leaders Lagadapati Rajagopal, Sabbam Hari, GV Harsha Kumar, A Sai Pratap and former minister Pithai Satyanarayana, MLC Reddappa Reddy are present at the time of announcement of the party. Vundavalli Arun Kumar, Rayapati Sambasiva Rao are also likely to sail with Kiran Kumar Reddy. Mar 6, 2014

Kiran Kumar Reddy formally launched Jai Samaikyandhra party at Rajahmundry. Mar 12, 2014

2014 Elections

Kiran Kumar Reddy has opted out of contest in the 2014 Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Seemandhra. Kiran was expected to file his nomination from Piler Assembly constituency in Chittoor, but he sprung a surprise by opting out of the contest in the last minute. He instead fielding his younger brother Kishore Kumar Reddy as the Jai Samaikyandhra Party candidate. Apr 19, 2014

Kiran Kumar Reddy said he would not step into Assembly that has 175 members. If he feels his presence is required, he could get elected to the Assembly, Kiran Kumar said. He spoke at a road show in Bobbili of Vizianagaram district. Saying that he is not after power and positions, Kiran Kumar said that the Supreme Court will hear his petition against bifurcation of the State on May 5. Apr 26, 2014

Kiran Kumar Reddy has accused TRS and YSR Congress Party of entering into a understanding to approve division of State. The former Chief Minister addressed road shows in East Godavari and alleged a secret agreement between TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao and YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy. He said the writ petition he filed against bifurcation of State is still pending before the Supreme Court. May 3, 2014

2013

Kiran Kumar Reddy said the Government was spending Rs 7000 crore towards power subsidy. He said that the State will go through a severe power crisis in the next two months as the power utility companies are running short of assured supply. He also expressed helplessness on reducing the Fuel Surcharge Adjustment (FSA) on power supply as it is based on the directions of the Court. Jan 2, 2013

Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy inaugurates a two-day conference of Joint Collectors in Hyderabad. He announces that tamarind, salt, chilli powder and turmeric would be added to the list of commodities sold at fair price shops from April 11. The prices at the fair price shops would be less than market price. Jan 3, 2013

Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy joins Union Minister Jairam Ramesh in launching the Direct Benefitts Transfer scheme in Andhra Pradesh. The scheme was launched in East Godavari district. Jan 6, 2013

Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy has launched 16 more services to Mee Seva. The scheme now extends to 58 services and caters 70,000 citizens per day. The Chief Minister also inaugurated the 'Mee Seva' Electronic Display board at the Secretariat gate that will display update of transactions. Jan 11, 2013

The Chief Minister said that the government is not yet considering increasing the hike in power tariff. He said that the aggregate revenue requirement submitted to the Electricity Regulatory Commission will be discussed by the Cabinet sub-committee on power and that people are free to submit suggestions. He blamed the opposition for trying to create apprehensions among people on the hike. Jan 12, 2013

Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy said that government will not tolerate and initiate against those who attempt to fuel communal differences among the people. He addressed a public meeting at Narsapur in Medak. Jan 23, 2013

Kiran Kumar Reddy completes three years as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. 25 Nov 2013

2012

December 27, 2012: Kiran Kumar Reddy addresses the inaugural day of the World Telugu Conference in Tirupati. He says that the state government will create a separate ministry to promote Telugu language. Learning Telugu will be made mandatory in all educational institutions of the state till class X.

December 21, 2012: Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and central Congress leaders faced the ire of Telangana activists who hurled eggs and stones on the convoy. The CM and the leaders were on their way to the Kakatiya Festival in Warangal. The incident happened on December 21, 2012 when the convoy reached Nakkalagutta area of Hanamkonda.

Kiran Kumar Reddy visited the Begumpet Airport and inspected the area where a fire in a hangar gutted six trainer aircraft and a helicopter on December 17. The estimated loss was about Rs. 93 crore.

December 17, 2012: Kiran Kumar Reddy kicked off the three-day Indiramma Baata tour in Visakhapatnam. He announced several sops to women on the first day of the tour.

December 11, 2012: Five Telangana Congress MPs submitted a privilege notice to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar seeking action against Kiran Kumar Reddy for refusing to meet the seven Lok Sabha MPs on the day of Telangana March on September 30, 2012. The privilege notice was submitted by Manda Jagannatham, Madhu Yaskhi Goud, Ponnam Prabhakar, S Rajaiah and G Vivek on behalf of the seven MPs.

2011

February 9, 2011: Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy to participate in Rachabanda in Khammam and Medak districts.

February 6, 2011: Kiran Kumar Reddy welcomes the Praja Rajyam Party merger with Congress.

February 5, 2011: Kiran Kumar meets with leaders of Telangana Joint Action Committee.

February 3, 2011: Chief Minister Kiran Kumar participates in Rachabanda in West Godavari and Krishna districts.

February 2, 2011: Kaka's comments on AICC President Sonia Gandhi unfortunate, says Kiran Kumar.

2010

December 25, 2010: Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy says Government is committed to help farmers in the state.

December 24, 2010: Kiran Kumar Reddy welcomes President Pratibha Patil in Hyderabad. Leaves to Tirupati in the evening on a two day trip.

December 23, 2010: All party meeting convened by Kiran Kumar on the farmers' problems fail.

December 21, 2010: Kiran Kumar reaches Hyderabad in the night after attending the Congress Plenary meeting in New Delhi.

December 17, 2010: Meets Rajya Sabha MP Brinda Karat in Hyderabad. Promises welfare programs to the physically disabled in the state.

December 16, 2010: Kiran Kumar meets the members of the Sri Krishna Committee who are on their final official trip to the city before submitted their report to the central government.

December 14, 2010: Kiran Kumar inaugurates India Open Grand Prix international tournament in Hyderabad.

December 13, 2010: Kiran Kumar Reddy promises that peace will prevail in the state after December 31, 2010. He speaks at the Assembly and says that the responsibility to maintain law and order in the state lies with the Government.

December 12, 2010: Kiran Kumar meets Tadipatri MLA JC Diwakar Reddy for the first time after the MLA lost a place in the cabinet in the last minute.

December 11, 2010: CM meets with ministers from Telangana regions. He promises that the Government will lift away the cases against students from Telangana regions who took part in the Telangana movement.

December 9, 2010: Kiran Kumar does an aerial survey on the damage caused to the farmers crops in Guntur. Promises to send a team to Delhi to request the Central Government to assess the damage.

December 8, 2010: Kiran Kumar Reddy meets CPM State Secretary Raghavulu and senior CPM leader Madhu. He receives a letter from them on the important problems in the state.

December 7, 2010: Kiran Kumar enquires about the incessant rains in the state via teleconference from New Delhi. Appoints officials to monitor the situation in the state.

December 6, 2010: Kiran Kumar garlands the statue of B R Ambedkar at Basheerbagh, Hyderabad. Leaves to Delhi in the evening to discuss about post of Deputy CM, Speaker etc. with Sonia Gandhi.

December 5, 2010: CM goes on his first official trip to Rangareddy. Addresses a huge gathering at Tandoor. Inaugurates two electricity substations and development programs.

December 4, 2010: Kiran meets with founders of 'Jagan Yuvasena'. Asks party workers to be loyal.

December 3, 2010: Kiran Kumar Reddy speaks on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities at the Harihara Kala Bhavan in Hyderabad. Assures Government's support to the disabled.

December 2, 2010: Kiran Kumar successfully pacifies the 'unhappy' ministers. He holds his first cabinet meeting in the evening.

December 1, 2010: Kiran Kumar Reddy sends the list of his cabinet ministers to Governor ESL Narasimhan. He enters his new office at the Secretariat at 9:52 in the am. KKR's Cabinet Ministers take oath at Raj Bhavan. Vatti Vasanth Kumar resigns within 12 hours of inducting into KKR's cabinet. Several other ministers expresses displeasure over their portfolios.

November 2010

November 30, 2010: Kiran Kumar Reddy meets former Assembly Speaker Suresh Reddy, Daggubati, Aanam and Raghuveera Reddy following Jagan's resignation from the Congress Party.

November 29, 2010: Kiran Kumar Reddy meets Governor ESL Naramsimhan. He holds discussions with party MLAs who are within his reach.

November 28, 2010: Kiran Kumar Reddy meets Congress President Sonia Gandhi. He announces to the media that his new Cabinet will be sworn on on December 1, 2010.

November 27, 2010: Kiran Kumar Reddy meets Congress leaders in New Delhi. He says that the Deputy Chief Minister will be from Telangana region.

November 26, 2010: Kiran Kumar meets Governor ESL Narasimhan and former Chief Minister K Rosaiah. He later met IAS, IPS and IFS officials at the Lake View Guest House.

November 25, 2010: Kiran Kumar Reddy takes oath as the 16th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. The oath was administered by Governor ESL Narasimhan. Kiran Kumar Reddy takes the oath in Telugu wearing a simple attire. Right after taking the oath, KKR visited the NIMS hospital. He later addressed the media to gave a brief idea on his governance will be.

November 24, 2010: Chief Minister K Rosaiah resigns citing personal reasons. Hours later, CLP Meeting was held and the decision to choose the new Chief Minister was unanimously given to Party President Sonia Gandhi. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee later announces that Kiran Kumar Reddy will be the new chief minister.

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