G. Kishan Reddy
Shri G. Kishan Reddy, in New Delhi on August 09, 2019.jpg
Minister of Tourism
Assumed office
7 July 2021
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byPrahlad Singh Patel
Minister of Culture
Assumed office
7 July 2021
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byPrahlad Singh Patel
Minister of Development of North Eastern Region
Assumed office
7 July 2021
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byDr. Jitendra Singh
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
23 May 2019
Preceded byBandaru Dattatreya
ConstituencySecunderabad
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 byNisith Pramanik, A.K Mishra
Member of Legislative Assembly, Telangana
In office
2014–2018
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byKaleru Venkatesham
ConstituencyAmberpet
Member of Legislative Assembly, Andhra Pradesh
In office
2009–2014
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byConstituency Shifted to Telangana after Bifuraction of Andhra Pradesh
ConstituencyAmberpet
Member of Legislative Assembly, Andhra Pradesh
In office
2004–2009
Succeeded byConstituency bifurcated as per Delimitation Act 2002
ConstituencyHimayatnagar (Assembly constituency)
President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha
In office
2002–2005
Preceded byShivraj Singh Chouhan
Succeeded byDharmendra Pradhan
Personal details
Born
Gangapuram Kishan Reddy

(1960-06-15) 15 June 1960 (age 62)[1]
Thimmapur Kandukur, Ranga Reddy, Andhra Pradesh (now in Telangana), India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
SpouseG. Kavya
Children2
Residence(s)Hyderabad, New Delhi

Gangapuram Kishan Reddy (born 15 June 1960)[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 (BJP).[2] 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.[3][4]

Early life

Gangapuram Kishan Reddy, was born in Timmapur village in Rangareddy district of Telangana to G. Swamy Reddy[5] and Andalamma.[6] He did a diploma in tool design from CITD.[5]

Political career

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

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.[citation needed] From 1982 to 1983 he was Bharatiya Janata Party Andhra Pradesh Yuva Morcha State Treasurer[citation needed] From 1983 to 1984 he was Bharatiya Janata Party State Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Andhra Pradesh[citation needed]

Reddy started his career as a youth leader. He was elected as National President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha from 2002 to 2005. He was elected as an MLA from Himayatnagar constituency in 2004 and was elected again in 2009 & 2014 to the Amberpet assembly constituency with a majority of over 27,000 votes.[7]

From 1986 to 1990 he was the State President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Andhra Pradesh[citation needed] From 1990 to 1992 he was the National Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha & In-charge of the South India[citation needed] From 1992 to 1994 he was the National Vice President of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha[citation needed] From 1994 to 2001 he was the National General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha[citation needed] From 2001 to 2002 he was the State Treasurer, State Spokesperson & Head Quarter Incharge of Bharatiya Janata Party, Andhra Pradesh[citation needed] From 2002 to 2004 he was the National President of the BJYM[citation needed] From 2004 to 2005 he was the State GS and official spokesperson, BJP Andhra Pradesh[citation needed]

MLA

He was unanimously elected as the Telangana BJP president succeeding Bandaru Dattatreya.[citation needed] Between 2004 and 2009 he was the MLA, Himayatnagar Constituency, Floor Leader of BJP in State Assembly[citation needed] From 2009 to 2014 He was the MLA, Amberpet Assembly Constituency, Floor Leader of BJP in State Assembly[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.[8]

From 2014 to 2016, he was the BJP State President of the Telangana[citation needed] From 2014 to 2018 he was the MLA, Amberpet Assembly Constituency[citation needed] From 2016 to 2018 he was the Floor Leader, State Assembly Telangana[citation needed]

Union Minister

From 2019 he was the MP Lok Sabha Secunderabad Constituency[citation needed]

On 30 May 2019, he was sworn in as Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs in the Government of India.[9][10] 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.[11]

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.[12]

References

  1. ^ a b "Members : Lok Sabha".
  2. ^ "Telangana assembly elections 2018: Saffron leader Kishan Reddy still king of hearts in Amberpet". Archived from the original on 30 November 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  3. ^ G. Kishan Reddy (15 January 2010). "Telangana: inevitable and desirable". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 21 January 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  4. ^ "G Kishan Reddy: A leader who rose through the ranks". India Today. 31 May 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "బీజేపీ నేత కిషన్‌రెడ్డికి మాతృవియోగం". Sakshi (in Telugu). 26 April 2019. Archived from the original on 25 April 2019. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "Gadkari flags off BJP's Telangana Yatra". Deccan Herald. 19 January 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ "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
  11. ^ "G Kishan Reddy urges Telangana CM to resume MMTS services | Hyderabad News - Times of India".
  12. ^ Today, Telangana (18 June 2022). "Kishan Reddy's remarks on Agniveers raise eyebrows". Telangana Today. Retrieved 19 June 2022.