Shri G. Kishan Reddy
G. Kishan Reddy, who people affectionately and reverentially call ‘Kishananna’, is a live example of what one can achieve through sheer determination and hard work. His calm demeanor betrays his inner strength. Elected as Member of Parliament in 17th Lok Sabha from Secunderabad Constituency, Telanagana-2019. He won with a margin of 62,144 votes over his nearest rival. He was earlier a three-time MLA and BJP Floor leader in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Assembly, he earned a special niche for himself in the hearts and minds of people by foregrounding their aspirations and grievances and making sincere endeavor in anchoring them.
Gangapuram Kishan Reddy was born in a middle class farmers’ family in backward Ranga Reddy District. Inspired by Lokmanya Jayaprakash Narayan who was the mascot in the fight against corruption and emergency, Kishan Reddy started his political career as a Yuva karyakartha (youth worker) in Janata party. He joined the BJP on its inception in the year 1980. In BJP, he started his career as an ordinary party worker, grew step by step handling some of the key responsibilities amongst the top leadership both at the National and State level. In due recognition of his unflinching commitment for the party and its growth, he was appointed as the President of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (Youth wing of BJP) in 2002, when BJP was in power at the Center.
He contested as an MLA from Himayatnagar Assembly constituency in 2004 for the first time, when unfortunately the entire opposition experienced a rout. He was the only candidate from the BJP to get elected to the then AP Assembly. Though he was the first time MLA, and only one member from the party, he conducted himself so diligently that he became a synonym for the opposition. The maturity and insight with which he participated in the debates endeared him to people across the political and ideological spectrum. While making optimum use of the opportunities on the floor of the Assembly, he nursed his constituency with utmost devotion, taking care of the mundane issues and civic problems which had been neglected for ages. After the delimitation in 2009, he contested from Amberpet Assembly from where he got elected as an MLA for two consecutive terms of 2009 and 2014.
As an MLA for three terms, he was guided by the self imposed ethic ’Honesty is motto and development is my path’. Inspired by Nation-First conviction, he not merely worked hard for the development of his assembly constituency, but became a voice for a cross section of people in the assembly efficiently and effectively articulating their problems and striving for solutions. He focused on improving the living conditions of the people and indeed brought about perceptible change in many lives.
Of the many milestones that he went on crossing, his work for the child heart patients deserves special mention. Taking into cognizance that hundreds of children were succumbing to heart-related ailments, he unleashed a massive movement in association with MRPS Leader Shri. Manda Krishna Madiga, demanding the government to rescue the poor child-heart patients and the civil society. The then government in due recognition and appreciation of the intensity of the issue came up with a scheme to rescue the child-heart patients.
The movement evoked significant response from the society as many organizations came forward to support the government initiative. In due recognition of his passion for the causes of children, the UNICEF (U.N. Organization) honored him with child-friendly legislator award.
On the party front, Mr. Kishan Reddy has played a key-role in establishing the party in Andhra Pradesh, holding different positions and discharging responsibilities. He left an indelible mark in spreading the presence of the party to every nook and corner of the state with the support of the party workers and under the guidance of senior leaders of the party and Parivar. He further played an important role in the separate Telangana movement, especially, when the Telangana movement witnessed a lull for a variety of reasons, and people were feeling disillusioned and frustrated with political leadership as a whole, he rejuvenated the Telangana movement by conducting Telangana Poru Yatra for 25 days during which he addressed 333 meetings.
As the President of Telangana Home Guards Association, he undertook many movements and sat on fast several times to impress upon the government over the imperative of equal treatment, respect and improvement of their living conditions.
When he was the President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morch, he founded World Youth Council against Terrorism (WYCAT) an apolitical organization to fight terrorism across the world. He organized World Youth Convention under the auspices of WYCAT in New Delhi in which over 193 delegates participated from over 54 countries.
On the other hand, He also conducted “Seema Suraksha Jagaran Yatra” with an objective to express solidarity with the people living in the hostile border areas and impress upon them as well as the government to be more vigilant to make borders pores-proof. He covered 8 states travelling more than 1200 km by road for a period of 45 days in the Border dist villages adjoining Pakistan, Bangladesh, China and Nepal.
On the personal front, his wife is Kavya who is a homemaker but duly supports him in his political journey. His daughter Vaishnavi and son Tanmai are pursuing their higher studies.
EARLY POLITICAL LIFE
Born in 1960 to Late Sri Gangapuram Swami Reddy and Late Smt. Andalamma, Sri Kishan Reddy is the youngest of their children. He displayed leadership instincts very early in his childhood. These natural leadership instincts were fine tuned by Indian nationalist and social reform leader Jayaprakash Narayan and various RSS leaders. The service activities of RSS tremendously inspired Shri Reddy to take up service to the common man as his mission in life. The discipline within the RSS, strong commitment to Indian Nationalism had deeply attracted him which then catalyzed his foray into politics and inspired him to join BJP. Another major influence in his life was Swamy Vivekananda who advocated the principles of unity, nationalism, discipline, the power of collective struggle, of whole-heartedly supporting a cause one believes in and a person’s pursuance of individual perfection.
As a student he took up many programs tackling issues as wide as role of students in local governance to discussions on government apathy towards terrorism. He played a key role in building awareness among the student community on maladies affecting the nation. He was also involved in highlighting the issues of the blind and physically challenged. During his student days he held various responsibilities like President – State Union, NATI and President, Students Representative Committee of the Central Institute of Tool Design.
He entered politics very early by joining the youth wing of Janata Party and joining the BJP when the erstwhile Janasangh cadre split from the Janata Party. His dedication and capabilities were soon noticed and he saw an unparalleled growth in BJP.
1.Member of Parliament (Elect) – 2019 – Secunderabad Lok Sabha Constituency.
2.Ex-BJP Floor Leader – Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Legislative Assembly
3.Ex-MLA – Amberpet Assembly Constituency, Talangana-3 terms
4.International Chairman – World Youth Council against Terrorism (WYCAT)
5.National Secretary – Indian Council of Political Leader (Alumni members Flat form of “American Council of young political leaders” (ACYPL)
6.Chairman – Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Home Guards Welfare Association
7.Chairman – Telangana Kabbadi Association.
8.International Vice Chairman – Afro Asia Youth Council
OTHER SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS
1) Played a key role in drafting National Youth Policy in NDA regime under the guidance of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, then Prime Minister of India.
2) Shri Kishan Reddy has travelled extensively across the world representing India and its young leadership in various fora. Some of the key delegations that he was part of include:
a) 1994 Visited USA as a member of five young political leaders group along with present Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi on the invitation of American council for young political leaders (U.S.Govt Organization) during which he meticulously studied various aspects of American Political system
b) Visited Israel of BJYM – Youth Congress. Lead the delegation focused on the promotion of bilateral and trade relationships
c) Appointed as Vice President Afro Arab youth Organization
d) Participated in World Vision – 2000 conference held at Washington D.C. USA
e) 2001 visited china as a BJYM National President on the invitation of all China youth federation (China Govt Organization) for 11 days.
f) Visited U.K., France Canada and Nepal in 1994 to study youth policies of respective nations
g) Was a member of Committee for National youth programmes (COMYP) constituted by the government of India under the chairmanship of Hon. Prime Minister Sri.P.V.Narsimha Rao, since 1994
h) Was a member of national steering committee for Vandemataram new Millennium 2000 celebrations organized by Govt of India.
i) Visited Morocco, Malaysia, Bulgaria, Singapore, Egypt., Bangkok, Honkong, France, U.K., to participate in the international conferences on terrorism organized by respective nations.
AWARDS & HONORS
a) Was recognized as the best child friendly legislator award in the AP Assembly by UNICEF (United Nations)
b) Was given Outstanding Youth Leadership Award for the year 2009 by Maryland India Business Round Table, USA
c) Conferred a medal by Union of Bulgarian Commandos for his contribution towards Global Peace at Sophia Capital of Bulgaria
Started political career as a Leader of the Youth wing of the Janata Party
On the formation of the BJP from the Jana Sangh, Mr. Kishan
Reddy joined the party full time.
Convener, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Ranga Reddy District
State treasurer, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha – State Department
State Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha – Andhra Pradesh State
State President for 5 years, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM)- Andhra Pradesh State
All India Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha and In-charge for South India
All India Vice President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha
National General Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (Served three consecutive terms for 7 years)
• July 2001 – August 2002
State Treasurer, Bharatiya Janata Party, Andhra Pradesh
State Spokesperson, Bharatiya Janata Party, Andhra Pradesh
State BJP Head Quarter Administrative In-charge, Andhra Pradesh
• September 2002 – June 2014
National President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM)
• September 2003/ 2004-05
State General Secretary & Official Spokesperson, Bharatiya Janata Party, Andhra Pradesh
• May 2004-2009
Elected as an MLA from Himayath Nagar Assembly Constituency, Hyderabad City with a majority of about 33 thousand votes.
Floor Leader for the Bharatiya Janata Legislative Party (BJLP) in the A.P. State Assembly (Till June 2011)
• 2009 – 2014
Second time MLA Amberpet Assembly Constituency, Hyderabad City with 28 thousand Votes.
Floor Leader for the Bharatiya Janata Legislative Party (BJLP) in the A.P. State Assembly 2009-2010.
March 2010 to March 2014
President – Bharatiya Janata Party, Andhra Pradesh State – Two Terms
• March 2014 to April 2016
State President, BJP Telangana
• Conferred many awards for the outstanding contribution towards the enrichment of social and political aspects in Andhra Pradesh.
• First BJP State President of Newly formed Telangana State
• 2014 –2018 Third time elected as MLA from Amberpet Assembly Constituency, Hyderabad City with a majority of about 64 thousand votes. All other contestants have forefieted their deposits in the elections.
• May 2016-2018 – BJP Floor Leader, Telangana Assembly
• May 2019 - Member of Parliament (Elect) – 17th Lok Sabha Secunderabad Constituency.
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