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Andhra Pradesh By-Election Results 2015
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Andhra Pradesh Lok Sabha Election 2014 SummaryThe 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.
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
Quick facts for Andhra Pradesh Elections
|Parliamentary Constituencies|| |
|Opposition Party||YSR Congress|
|Chief Minister||Chandrababu Naidu|
|Governor||Sri. E S Lakshmi Narasimhan (Additional Charge of Telangana)|
|Chief Electoral Officer||Sri Bhanwar Lal|
|Address||H' Block, South wing,GA(Elections) Dept. |
A.P. Secretariat, Hyderabad
About Andhra Pradesh ElectionsThe 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.
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 Party||Bahujan Samaj Party||Communist Party of India||Indian National Congress|
|The prominent state parties are:|
|NTR Telugu Desam Party||Telangan Rashtra samity||All India Majlis e Ittehadul Mislimeen||Praja Rajyam Party|
|Lok Satta Party||Majilis Bachao Tehreek||Andhra Pradesh committee of|
|Anna Telugu Desam Party|
|Mana Party||Nava Telangana Praga Party||People's democratic front||Rajyadhikara Party|
|Telangan Communist Party||Telanga Janata Party||YSR congress party||Telangana sadhana Samithi|
There are many more parties that contest in the elections held by the state government every five years.
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 Chief Ministers||From||To||Party|
|1||Chandrababu Naidu||Jun 2, 2014||Present||TDP|
|2||President's Rule||Mar 1, 2014||Jun 2, 2014|
|3||Sri. N.Kiran Kumar Reddy||Nov 25, 2010||Mar 1, 2014||INC|
|4||Sri. K. Rosaiah||Apr 9, 2009||Nov 24, 2010||INC|
|5||Dr.Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy||Apr 14, 2004||Feb 9, 2009||INC|
|6||Sri N. Chandra Babu Naidu||Jan 9, 1995||Apr 14, 2004||TDP|
|7||Sri N.T.Rama Rao||Dec 12, 1994||Jan 9, 1995||TDP|
|8||Sri K.VijayaBhaskara Reddy||Sep 10, 1992||Dec 12, 1994||INC|
|9||Sri N.Janardhana Reddy||Dec 17, 1990||Sep 10, 1992||INC|
|10||Dr.Marri Chenna Reddy||Mar 12, 1989||Dec 17, 1990||INC|
|11||Sri N.T.Rama Rao||Sep 3, 1985||Mar 12, 1989||TDP|
|12||Sri N.T.Rama Rao||Sep 16, 1984||Sep 3, 1985||INC|
|13||Sri N.Bhaskara rao||Aug 16, 1984||Sep 16, 1984||TDP|
|14||Sri N.T.Rama Rao||Sep 1, 1983||Aug 16, 1984||INC|
|15||Sri Bhavanam Venkataram||Feb 24, 1982||Sep 20, 1982||INC|
|16||Sri K.Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy||Jan 9, 1982||Sep 1, 1983||INC|
|17||Sri Tanguturi Anjaiah||Nov 10, 1980||Feb 24, 1982||INC|
|18||Dr Marri Chenna Reddy||Jun 3, 1978||Nov 10, 1980||INC|
|19||Sri. Jalagam Vengala Rao||Oct 12, 1973||Jun 3, 1978||INC|
|20||President's rule||Oct 10, 1973||Oct 12, 1973|
|21||Sri P.V.Narasimha Rao||Sep 30, 1971||Oct 1, 1973||INC|
|22||Sri Kasu Bramhananda Reddy||Feb 29, 1964||Sep 30, 1971||INC|
|23||Sri (Dr)Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy||Dec 3, 1962||Feb 29, 1964||INC|
|24||Sri Damodaram Sanjivayya||Nov 1, 1960||Dec 3, 1962||INC|
|25||Sri.Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy||Jan 11, 1956||Nov 1, 1960||INC|
|26||Sri Bezawada Gopala Reddy||Mar 28, 1955||Nov 1, 1956||INC|
|27||Sri Tanguturi Prakasam||Oct 1, 1953||Mar 27, 1955||INC|
List of Governors in Andhra Pradesh
|S. No.||Name of Governors||From||To|
|1||Sri. E S Lakshmi Narasimhan||Dec 28, 2009||Present|
|2||Sri. Narayan Dutt Tiwari||Aug 21, 2007||27/12/2009|
|3||Sri. Rameshwar Thakur||Apr 1, 2006||Aug 21, 2007|
|4||Sri. Sushil Kumar Shinde||Apr 11, 2004||Apr 1, 2006|
|5||Sri. Surjeet Singh Barnala||Mar 1, 2003||Mar 11, 2004|
|6||Dr. C. Rangarajan||Nov 24, 1997||Feb 1, 2003|
|7||Sri G. Ramanujam||Aug 22, 1997||23/11/1997|
|8||Sri Krishan Kant||Jul 2, 1990||Aug 21, 1997|
|9||Smt. Kumudben Manish Joshi||Nov 26, 1985||Jul 2, 1990|
|10||Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma||Aug 29, 1984||26/11/1985|
|11||Sri Ramlal||Aug 15, 1983||Aug 29, 1984|
|12||Sri K.C. Abraham||Aug 15, 1978||Aug 14, 1983|
|13||Smt. Sharada Mukerjee||May 5, 1977||Aug 14, 1978|
|14||Sri Justice B.J. Diwan||Feb 17, 1977||Apr 5, 1977|
|15||Sri Mohanlal Sukhadia||Oct 1, 1976||Jun 15, 1976|
|16||Sri R.D. Bhandare||Jun 15, 1976||Feb 16, 1977|
|17||Sri Justice S. Obul Reddi||Jan 25, 1975||Sep 1, 1976|
|18||Sri Khandubai Kasanji Desai||Nov 4, 1968||Jan 25, 1975|
|19||Sri P.A. Thanu Pillai||Apr 5, 1964||Oct 4, 1968|
|20||Genl. S.M. Shrinagesh||Aug 9, 1962||Mar 5, 1964|
|21||Sri Bhimsen Sachar||Jan 8, 1957||Jul 9, 1962|
|22||Sri C.M. Trivedi||Jan 11, 1953||Jul 31, 1957|
Cabinet Ministers of Andhra Pradesh
|Name of Minsiter||Ministries|
|Sri. Nara Chandrababu Naidu||Chief Minister,General Administration Department, Law & Justice, Energy, Infrastructure, Investment, Industries & Commerce, Public Enterprises, Cinematography, Tourism & All other Portfolios not allocated|
|Sri K.E.Krishna Murthy||Deputy Chief Minister,Revenue, Stamps & Registration|
|Sri N.Chinarajappa||Deputy Chief Minister,Home, Disaster Management|
|Sri Yanamala Ramakrishnudu||Finance & Planning, Commercial Taxes, Legislative Affairs|
|Sri Ch. Ayyannapatrudu||Panchayat Raj, Rural Water Supply, NREGS|
|Sri B.Gopala Krishna Reddy||Environment & Forests, Science & Technology, Cooperation|
|Sri Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao||Irrigation, Command Area Development & Water Resources Management|
|Dr. P.Narayana||Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Urban Water Supply and Urban Planning|
|Smt.Paritala Sunithamma||Price Monitoring, Consumer Affairs, Food & Civil Supplies|
|Sri Prathipati Pulla Rao||Agriculture, Agri-Processing, Marketing & warehousing, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries|
|Sri Kamineni Srinivas||Health and Medical Education|
|Sri Ganta Srinivasa Rao||Human Resources Development (Primary Education, Secondary Education, Higher & Technical Education)|
|Sri Palle Raghunatha Reddy||Information & Public Relations, Information Technology & Communications, Non-Resident Indian empowerment & Relations, Telugu Language & Culture, Minority Welfare & Empowerment|
|Smt. Peethala Sujatha||Women Empowerment, Child Welfare and Disabled & Senior Citizens Welfare, Mines & Geology|
|Sri Atchannaidu Kinjarapu||Labour & Employment, Factories, Youth & Sports, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship|
|Sri Raghava Rao||Sidda Transport, Roads and Buildings|
|Smt. Kimidi Mrunalini||Rural Development, Housing, Sanitation|
|Sri Kollu ravindra||BC Welfare & Empowerment, Handlooms & Excise|
|Sri Ravela Kishore Babu||Social Welfare & Empowerment, Tribal Welfare & Empowerment|
|Sri Pydikondala Manikyala Rao||Endowments|
Rajya Sabha Members from Andhra Pradesh
|Shri Pankaj Bora||Indian National Congress||16/12/2011 to 02/04/2016||Shri Biswajit Daimary||Bodoland Peoples Front||10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020|
|Smt. Naznin Faruque||Indian National Congress||03/04/2010 to 02/04/2016||Shri Bhubaneswar Kalita||Indian National Congress||10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020|
|Shri Santiuse Kujur||Indian National Congress||15/06/2013 to 14/06/2019||Dr. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 February 16, 2015