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Andhra Pradesh Elections and Results 2015

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Quick facts for Andhra Pradesh Elections

Parliamentary Constituencies25
Assembly Constituencies 175
Ruling PartyTDP
Opposition PartyYSR Congress
Chief MinisterChandrababu Naidu
GovernorSri. E S Lakshmi Narasimhan (Additional Charge of Telangana)
Chief Electoral OfficerSri Bhanwar Lal
AddressH' Block, South wing,GA(Elections) Dept.
A.P. Secretariat, Hyderabad
040-23455781 (Fax)


Andhra Pradesh Lok Sabha Election 2014 Summary

The results declared for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were not surprising as Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) have won the majority of the seats in Andhra. TDP has won 16 seats while TRS has won 11 seats.
Indian Natioanl Congress INC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) managed to bag only two seats and three seats respectively. While the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSR) has won nine seats in the state. The Andhra Pradesh (AP) state gives a total of 42 members to the Lok Sabha. The first general elections were held in 1956 in the state and it has participated in another set of general elections in 2014. The Congress and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) were generally the ruling parties in the state. Congress has ruled the state maximum times since the beginning of elections in Andhra. At present, there is President's rule in the state after the resignation by its Chief Minister, Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy, due to the division of Andhra and formation of the separate Telangana state. Andhra's politics was ruled by YSR Congress and TDP and opinion polls also predicted their victory in the 2014 elections. BJP who has lost its charm in AP, also tried to improve their position in the state during their campaigns.

Map showing Andhra Pradesh Lok Sabha Results 2014

Andhra Pradesh Map Chittoor Lok Sabha Rajampet Lok Sabha Tiripati Lok Sabha Nellore Lok Sabha Kadapa lok Sabha Hindupur Lok Sabha Anantapur Lok Sabha Kurnool Lok Sabha Nandyal Lok Sabha Ongole Lok Sabha Narasaraoprt Lok Sabha Guntur Lok Sabha Eluru Lok Sabha Narasapuram Lok Sabha Rajahmundry Lok Sabha Kakinada Lok Sabha Anakapalli Lok Sabha Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha Vizianagaram Lok Sabha Srikakulam Lok Sabha Araku Lok Sabha Amalapuram lok Sabha Vijawada Lok Sabha Machilipatnam Bapatla Lok Sabha Telangana

The 16th Vidhan Sabha election for the state of Andhra Pradesh will take place in April-May 2014. The current term of the Assembly is going to end on 2 June 2014. Andhra Pradesh has a total of 294 seats in the Vidhan Sabha. In 2009, 158 seats were won by the INC (Indian National Congress), although this time, the state's politics is especially turbulent, given the formation of Telangana.

Andhra Pradesh is located in South of India and is a Telugu speaking state in the country. The first general elections were held in the state in 1956 for around 249 constituencies, that represented around 26 districts of Andhra Pradesh. Since 2009, the state has around 294 seats for 23 districts. In the year 1958, the state was declared as bicameral till 1985. Later it was abolished again to be unicameral in

About Andhra Pradesh Elections

The Indian National Congress party won most of the state elections from 1953 to 1983. There were 10 chief ministers from the year 1956 to 1983. In 1983, however, there was a lot of change in the political scenario. N.T. Rama Rao, established a new party called the Telugu Desam party and within nine months of its formation, the party was voted to power and NTR became the chief minister and was the first from the non-congress party. But the party broke into two parties as the then state finance minster Nadendla Bhaskara Rao chose to separate and form the state government with the support of Congress. Later on again NTR came into power in 1984. In 1989 the congress came back to power with Marri Chenna Reddy as the chief minister and was in power till 1994.

NTR appointed his son-in-law as the revenue minister in 1994, when he was the chief minister. But due to the influence of the wife of NTR, his son-in-law Chandrababu Naidu became the chief minister and the party now came to be called as TDP (NTR). In the year 1996 NTR died and his wife succeeded after him. Chandrababu Naidu became the next chief minister for 9 years till 2004. After that the Indian National Congress again came into power and made Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy the chief minister.

Changes were taking place fast and a separate Telangana state was demanded by the people in that region. In 2009, the central government announced the process of the new state, but controversy arose as the city of Hyderabad was also one of the ten districts of Telangana region. Today the decision is on a hold till the parties come to a unanimous decision.

Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy became the chief minister again by defeating Praja Rajyam Party and alliances. However, he died in a helicopter crash in 2009, following which Konigeti Rosaian became the chief minister in 2009. But he soon resigned and Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy was sworn in as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. But now due to the protest because of the formation of Telangana Kiran Kumar Reddy has resigneda and President's rule has applied in the state till the next Government is formed in the state.

Administrative structure

The state of Andhra Pradesh is comprises of a Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly, lower house) which has 294 seats and a Vidhan Parishad (legislative council, upper house) which has 90 members. Out of these, 31 members are elected from local bodies, 31 members are selected from the assembly, eight members are chosen from the teachers, eight members are selected from graduates, and 12 members are nominated by the Governor. 42 members represent the state of Andhra Pradesh in the Parliament to the Lok Sabha, the Lower House and 18 in the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House.


Issues of the state

Bifurcation: The decision to divide Andhra Pradesh into Seemandhra and Telangana has raised many issues for the people of the state. The bifurcation has many economic implications.

a) Income: It is believed that the bifurcation of the state will be damaging to the other regions as most of the income of the state of Andhra Pradesh comes from Hyderabad and the execution of welfare programmes would not be possible in other regions if the state is divided.
b) Employment & Education: The youth of the state feels that after the division, educated people of the backward regions like those in Rayalaseema will be denied employment opportunities.
Resources: Sharing of water and energy resources will be a major problem. Bifurcation of the state will also lead to water problems in Andhra & Rayalaseema as Telangana is on the upstream of Krishna & Godavari rivers

Political Parties in Andhra Pradesh

The political scenario comprises of parties that come from the national level and the state level. You can see five prominent national parties and two state parties here.

The national parties of Andhra Pradesh are:
Bhartiya Janata PartyBahujan Samaj PartyCommunist Party of IndiaIndian National Congress

The prominent state parties are:
NTR Telugu Desam PartyTelangan Rashtra samityAll India Majlis e Ittehadul MislimeenPraja Rajyam Party
Lok Satta PartyMajilis Bachao TehreekAndhra Pradesh committee of
communist revolutionaries
Anna Telugu Desam Party
Mana PartyNava Telangana Praga PartyPeople's democratic frontRajyadhikara Party
Telangan Communist PartyTelanga Janata PartyYSR congress partyTelangana sadhana Samithi

There are many more parties that contest in the elections held by the state government every five years.


Andhra Pradesh Assembly Election Results:

Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly and Council

The legislative assembly comprises of 294 seats and contest in the elections whenever they are held. The majority of seats won will form the government. The legislative council does not have as many powers as the assembly. Here the members are elected by the assembly. In total the council comprises of 90 members.

42 members represent the state of Andhra Pradesh in the Parliament to the Lok Sabha. For the Rajya Sabha both the houses nominate members jointly. YS Jaganmohan Reddy of the YSR congress party swept crucial by-poll by winning 15 seats out of 18 assembly constituents including the Nellore Lok Sabha seat. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi won one seat and the Telugu Desam Party drew a blank. The Congress won 2 seats.

List of Chief Minister in Andhra Pradesh

S. No.Name of CMFromToParty
1Chandrababu NaiduJun 2, 2014PresentTDP
2President's RuleMar 1, 2014Jun 2, 2014
3Sri. N.Kiran Kumar Reddy Nov 25, 2010Mar 1, 2014INC
4Sri. K. Rosaiah Apr 9, 2009Nov 24, 2010INC
5Dr.Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy Apr 14, 2004Feb 9, 2009INC
6Sri N. Chandra Babu Naidu Jan 9, 1995Apr 14, 2004TDP
7Sri N.T.Rama Rao Dec 12, 1994Jan 9, 1995TDP
8Sri K.VijayaBhaskara Reddy Sep 10, 1992Dec 12, 1994INC
9Sri N.Janardhana Reddy Dec 17, 1990Sep 10, 1992INC
10Dr.Marri Chenna Reddy Mar 12, 1989Dec 17, 1990INC
11Sri N.T.Rama Rao Sep 3, 1985Mar 12, 1989TDP
12Sri N.T.Rama Rao Sep 16, 1984Sep 3, 1985INC
13Sri N.Bhaskara rao Aug 16, 1984Sep 16, 1984TDP
14Sri N.T.Rama Rao Sep 1, 1983Aug 16, 1984INC
15Sri Bhavanam Venkataram Feb 24, 1982Sep 20, 1982INC
16Sri K.Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy Jan 9, 1982Sep 1, 1983INC
17Sri Tanguturi Anjaiah Nov 10, 1980Feb 24, 1982INC
18Dr Marri Chenna Reddy Jun 3, 1978Nov 10, 1980INC
19Sri. Jalagam Vengala Rao Oct 12, 1973Jun 3, 1978INC
20President's rule Oct 10, 1973Oct 12, 1973 
21Sri P.V.Narasimha Rao Sep 30, 1971Oct 1, 1973INC
22Sri Kasu Bramhananda Reddy Feb 29, 1964Sep 30, 1971INC
23Sri (Dr)Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy Dec 3, 1962Feb 29, 1964INC
24Sri Damodaram Sanjivayya Nov 1, 1960Dec 3, 1962INC
25Sri.Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy Jan 11, 1956Nov 1, 1960INC
26Sri Bezawada Gopala Reddy Mar 28, 1955Nov 1, 1956INC
27Sri Tanguturi Prakasam Oct 1, 1953Mar 27, 1955INC

List of Governors in Andhra Pradesh

S. No. Name of Governors From To
1Sri. E S Lakshmi NarasimhanDec 28, 2009Present
2Sri. Narayan Dutt TiwariAug 21, 200727/12/2009
3Sri. Rameshwar ThakurApr 1, 2006Aug 21, 2007
4Sri. Sushil Kumar Shinde Apr 11, 2004Apr 1, 2006
5Sri. Surjeet Singh Barnala Mar 1, 2003Mar 11, 2004
6Dr. C. Rangarajan Nov 24, 1997Feb 1, 2003
7Sri G. Ramanujam Aug 22, 199723/11/1997
8Sri Krishan Kant Jul 2, 1990Aug 21, 1997
9Smt. Kumudben Manish Joshi Nov 26, 1985Jul 2, 1990
10Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma Aug 29, 198426/11/1985
11Sri Ramlal Aug 15, 1983Aug 29, 1984
12Sri K.C. Abraham Aug 15, 1978Aug 14, 1983
13Smt. Sharada Mukerjee May 5, 1977Aug 14, 1978
14Sri Justice B.J. Diwan Feb 17, 1977Apr 5, 1977
15Sri Mohanlal Sukhadia Oct 1, 1976Jun 15, 1976
16Sri R.D. Bhandare Jun 15, 1976Feb 16, 1977
17Sri Justice S. Obul Reddi Jan 25, 1975Sep 1, 1976
18Sri Khandubai Kasanji Desai Nov 4, 1968Jan 25, 1975
19Sri P.A. Thanu Pillai Apr 5, 1964Oct 4, 1968
20Genl. S.M. Shrinagesh Aug 9, 1962Mar 5, 1964
21Sri Bhimsen Sachar Jan 8, 1957Jul 9, 1962
22Sri C.M. Trivedi Jan 11, 1953Jul 31, 1957

Cabinet Ministers of Andhra Pradesh

Name of MinsiterMinistries
Sri. Nara Chandrababu NaiduChief Minister,General Administration Department, Law & Justice, Energy, Infrastructure, Investment, Industries & Commerce, Public Enterprises, Cinematography, Tourism & All other Portfolios not allocated
Sri K.E.Krishna MurthyDeputy Chief Minister,Revenue, Stamps & Registration
Sri N.ChinarajappaDeputy Chief Minister,Home, Disaster Management
Sri Yanamala RamakrishnuduFinance & Planning, Commercial Taxes, Legislative Affairs
Sri Ch. AyyannapatruduPanchayat Raj, Rural Water Supply, NREGS
Sri B.Gopala Krishna ReddyEnvironment & Forests, Science & Technology, Cooperation
Sri Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao Irrigation, Command Area Development & Water Resources Management
Dr. P.NarayanaMunicipal Administration & Urban Development, Urban Water Supply and Urban Planning
Smt.Paritala Sunithamma Price Monitoring, Consumer Affairs, Food & Civil Supplies
Sri Prathipati Pulla RaoAgriculture, Agri-Processing, Marketing & warehousing, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries
Sri Kamineni SrinivasHealth and Medical Education
Sri Ganta Srinivasa Rao Human Resources Development (Primary Education, Secondary Education, Higher & Technical Education)
Sri Palle Raghunatha ReddyInformation & Public Relations, Information Technology & Communications, Non-Resident Indian empowerment & Relations, Telugu Language & Culture, Minority Welfare & Empowerment
Smt. Peethala SujathaWomen Empowerment, Child Welfare and Disabled & Senior Citizens Welfare, Mines & Geology
Sri Atchannaidu KinjarapuLabour & Employment, Factories, Youth & Sports, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Sri Raghava RaoSidda Transport, Roads and Buildings
Smt. Kimidi MrunaliniRural Development, Housing, Sanitation
Sri Kollu ravindraBC Welfare & Empowerment, Handlooms & Excise
Sri Ravela Kishore BabuSocial Welfare & Empowerment, Tribal Welfare & Empowerment
Sri Pydikondala Manikyala RaoEndowments

Rajya Sabha Members from Andhra Pradesh

NamePartyTermNamePartyTerm
Shri Pankaj Bora Indian National Congress 16/12/2011 to 02/04/2016Shri Biswajit Daimary Bodoland Peoples Front10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020
Smt. Naznin Faruque Indian National Congress 03/04/2010 to 02/04/2016Shri Bhubaneswar Kalita Indian National Congress 10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020
Shri Santiuse Kujur Indian National Congress 15/06/2013 to 14/06/2019Dr. Manmohan Singh Indian National Congress 15/06/2013 to 14/06/2019
Dr. Sanjay Sinh Indian National Congress 10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020  

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Andhra Pradesh

The CEO of Andhra Pradesh heads the State Election Commission. P. Ramakanth Reddy is the CEO for Andhra Pradesh. He can be contacted at 27544500/27535858 (office) and 27544428/27544580 (fax). One can also email him at secy.apsec@gmail.com.

The Chief Electoral Officer is responsible for the voters' education, implementation of the Model Code of Conduct, and regulation of the instructions issued by the Election Commission of India from time to time.

The toll free election helpline number is 1950.

Last Updated on July 14, 2015


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