G. Kishan Reddy
Union Minister of Tourism
Assumed office
7 July 2021
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byPrahlad Singh Patel
Union Minister of Culture
Assumed office
7 July 2021
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byPrahlad Singh Patel
Union Minister of the Development
of North Eastern Region
Assumed office
7 July 2021
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byDr. Jitendra Singh
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs
In office
30 May 2019 – 7 July 2021
Served along with H. G. Ahir (2019) and Nityanand Rai (2019-21)
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterAmit Shah
Preceded byKiren Rijiju
Succeeded by
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
23 May 2019
Preceded byBandaru Dattatreya
ConstituencySecunderabad
Member of Legislative Assembly, Telangana
In office
2 June 2014 – 11 December 2018
Preceded byTelangana Assembly Created
Succeeded byKaleru Venkatesham
ConstituencyAmberpet
1st President of the
Bharatiya Janata Party, Telangana
Assumed office
4 July 2023
National PresidentJ. P. Nadda
Preceded byBandi Sanjay Kumar
In office
2 June 2014 – 8 April 2016
National President
Preceded byOffice Established
Succeeded byK. Laxman
9th President of the
Bharatiya Janata Party, Andhra Pradesh
In office
8 March 2010 – 1 June 2014
National President
Preceded byBandaru Dattatreya
Succeeded byKambhampati Hari Babu
Member of Legislative Assembly
Andhra Pradesh
In office
2009–2014
Preceded byOffice Established
Succeeded byTelangana Assembly Created
ConstituencyAmberpet
In office
2004–2009
Preceded byC. Krishna Yadav
Succeeded byConstituency bifurcated as per Delimitation Act 2002
ConstituencyHimayatnagar
9th President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha
In office
2002–2005
Preceded byShivraj Singh Chouhan
Succeeded byDharmendra Pradhan
Personal details
Born
Gangapuram Kishan Reddy

(1964-06-15) 15 June 1964 (age 59)[1]
Thimmapur, Kandukur Mandal,
Rangareddy district, Andhra Pradesh, India (now Telangana, India)
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party (1980-present)
Other political
affiliations
Janata Party
(1977-1980)
SpouseG. Kavya
Children2
Parents
  • G. Swamy Reddy (father)
  • G. Andalamma (mother)
Residence(s)Hyderabad, New Delhi
Alma materDiplamo, CITD

Gangapuram Kishan Reddy (born 15 June 1964)[1] is an Indian politician who is currently serving as Minister of Tourism, Culture and Development of North Eastern Region of India. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party since 1980.[2][3] He is an MP representing Secunderabad (Lok Sabha constituency) since 2019. He served as the floor leader of the BJP in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly in 2009 and gave it up after being elected as the state BJP president of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh.[4][5] He was first state president of Telangana BJP from 2014 to 2016, appointed again as Telangana BJP president on 4 July 2023.[6]

Personal life and education

Gangapuram Kishan Reddy, was born in Timmapur village in Rangareddy district of Telangana to G. Swamy Reddy[7] and Andalamma.[8] He is married to Kavya Reddy and has two children, a daughter and a son.[2]

He did a diploma in tool design from CITD.[7]

Early political career

Reddy started his political career as a youth leader of the Janta Party in 1977.[9]

Once the BJP was formed in 1980, he joined the party full time. He became the state treasurer of the state Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Andhra Pradesh.

Rise in state politics

Member of Legislative Assembly and Floor leader

Between 2004 and 2009 he was the MLA, Himayatnagar Constituency, Floor Leader of BJP in State Assembly[citation needed] In 2009, when Himayatnagar (Assembly constituency) was abolished and largely replaced by Khairatabad Assembly constituency, Reddy contested from Amberpet Assembly Constituency.[10] From 2009 to 2014 he was the MLA, Amberpet Assembly Constituency, Floor Leader of BJP in State Assembly[citation needed] He was elected in 2009 to the Amberpet assembly constituency with a majority of over 27,000 votes.[11]

President of State BJP

From 2010 to 2014, he was the BJP State President of the Andhra Pradesh. He was unanimously elected as the Telangana BJP president, as a inugural holder.[citation needed]

Reddy, began the 22-day Telangana "Poru Yatra"– a 3,500-kilometre (2,200 mi) journey through 986 villages and 88 assembly constituencies stressing the need for a stance on Telangana state – on 19 January.[12]

Union minister of India

In 2019 he was elected as an MP Lok Sabha from Secunderabad constituency.[13]

Minister of State

On 30 May 2019, he was sworn in as Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs in the Government of India.[14][15] From 2019 to 2021 Minister of State for Home Affairs, Government of India (Served along with Nityanand Rai)

Considering the increase in demand for local public transport, he wrote a letter to the chief minister of Telangana, K. Chandrashekar Rao, urging him to resume MMTS services in the city.[16]

Union cabinet minister

From 2021 he is the Minister of Tourism, Minister of Culture and Minister of Development of North Eastern Region, Government of India[citation needed]

On 18 June 2022, the union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy explaining the training process of Agnipath Scheme at a press conference, stated that the people selected as Agniveers would be given training for the "skills of drivers, washermen, barbers, electricians and other professionals". The video clip of the remark became viral. Reddy said that there would be drivers, electricians, barbers and thousands other posts and people selected under this scheme, would be helpful in those jobs. A reporter noted that Skill Development Corporations was already established to train youth with different skills, Reddy answered that such skills would be imparted in Agnipath scheme as well.[17]

Return to state politics

On 5 July 2023, Reddy was re-appointed as the State President of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Telangana. He succeeded Bandi Sanjay Kumar.[18] This reshuffle came after weeks of infighting between various factions of the party.[19][20]

References

  1. ^ a b "Members : Lok Sabha".
  2. ^ a b PTI (4 July 2023). "Kishan Reddy- a leader who rose from the ranks". ThePrint. Retrieved 5 July 2023.
  3. ^ "Telangana assembly elections 2018: Saffron leader Kishan Reddy still king of hearts in Amberpet". The Times of India. 29 November 2018. Archived from the original on 30 November 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  4. ^ G. Kishan Reddy (15 January 2010). "Telangana: inevitable and desirable". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 21 January 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  5. ^ "G Kishan Reddy: A leader who rose through the ranks". India Today. 31 May 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  6. ^ "BJP reshuffle: Kishan Reddy is new Telangana BJP chief, Babulal Marandi in Jharkhand". Hindustan Times. 4 July 2023. Archived from the original on 4 July 2023. Retrieved 4 July 2023.
  7. ^ a b Reddy, G Kishan (20 March 2019). "G. Kishan Reddy Election Affidavit for Parliamentary Constituency - Secunderabad" (PDF). Suvidha. Election Commission of India. pp. 1–18. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 August 2021.
  8. ^ "బీజేపీ నేత కిషన్‌రెడ్డికి మాతృవియోగం". Sakshi (in Telugu). 26 April 2019. Archived from the original on 25 April 2019. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Kishan Reddy Official Website". www.gkishanreddy.com. Retrieved 5 July 2023.
  10. ^ "Newsmaker | BJP brings in amiable old hand, G Kishan Reddy, to head Telangana unit". The Indian Express. 4 July 2023. Retrieved 5 July 2023.
  11. ^ "Andhra Pradesh / Hyderabad News : Kishen Reddy files nomination papers". The Hindu. 24 March 2009. Archived from the original on 3 July 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  12. ^ "Gadkari flags off BJP's Telangana Yatra". Deccan Herald. 19 January 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
  13. ^ "Secunderabad Lok Sabha Election Results 2019- Secunderabad Parliamentary Constituency, Winning MP and Party Name". www.elections.in. Retrieved 28 June 2023.
  14. ^ "Narendra Modi Cabinet 2019 oath-taking ceremony Updates: Modi, Amit Shah take oath; Maneka Gandhi likely to be pro-tem LS Speaker". Firstpost. 30 May 2019. Archived from the original on 13 June 2019. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  15. ^ "PM Modi allocates portfolios. Full list of new ministers", Live Mint, 31 May 2019, archived from the original on 2 June 2019, retrieved 3 June 2019
  16. ^ "G Kishan Reddy urges Telangana CM to resume MMTS services | Hyderabad News - Times of India". The Times of India. 9 February 2021.
  17. ^ Today, Telangana (18 June 2022). "Kishan Reddy's remarks on Agniveers raise eyebrows". Telangana Today. Retrieved 19 June 2022.
  18. ^ Today, Telangana (4 July 2023). "Kishan Reddy replaces Bandi as Telangana BJP chief". Telangana Today. Retrieved 5 July 2023.
  19. ^ "G. Kishan Reddy appointed Telangana BJP president amid reshuffle ahead of Assembly election". frontline.thehindu.com. 5 July 2023. Retrieved 5 July 2023.
  20. ^ "Bandi Sanjay out, Kishan Reddy in: Telangana BJP, forced by dissent, gets a makeover". India Today. Retrieved 5 July 2023.