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Sudini Jaipal Reddy
Jaipal Reddy in 2007
7th Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha
In office
22 July 1991 – 29 June 1992
Vice PresidentShankar Dayal Sharma
Preceded byM. S. Gurupadaswamy
Succeeded bySikander Bakht
17th Union Minister of Science and Technology
In office
29 October 2012 – 18 May 2014
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded byVayalar Ravi
Succeeded byJitendra Singh
6th Union Minister of Earth Sciences
In office
19 October 2012 – 18 May 2014
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded byVayalar Ravi
Succeeded byJitendra Singh
38th Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas
In office
19 January 2011 – 28 October 2012
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded byMurli Deora
Succeeded byVeerappa Moily
Union Minister of Urban Development
In office
18 November 2005 – 19 January 2011
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded byManmohan Singh
Succeeded byKamal Nath
Union Minister of Culture
In office
23 May 2004 – 29 January 2006
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded byJagmohan
Succeeded byAmbika Soni
23rd Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting
In office
23 May 2004 – 18 November 2005
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded byRavi Shankar Prasad
Succeeded byPriya Ranjan Dasmunsi
In office
1 May 1997 – 19 March 1998
Prime MinisterInder Kumar Gujral
Preceded byC. M. Ibrahim
Succeeded bySushma Swaraj
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
1996–1998
Preceded byHimself
Succeeded byYadlapati Venkata Rao
Constituency Andhra Pradesh
In office
1990–1996
Preceded byP Radhakrishnan
Succeeded byHimself
Constituency Andhra Pradesh
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
2009–2014
Preceded byConstituency Established
Succeeded byKonda Vishweshwar Reddy
ConstituencyChevella
In office
1999–2009
Preceded byBaddam Narsimha Reddy
Succeeded byConstituency Dissolved
ConstituencyMiryalguda
In office
1998–1999
Preceded byMallikarjun Goud
Succeeded byA. P. Jithender Reddy
ConstituencyMahbubnagar
In office
1984–1989
Preceded byMallikarjun Goud
Succeeded byMallikarjun Goud
ConstituencyMahbubnagar
Member of Legislative Assembly
Andhra Pradesh
In office
1969–1984
Preceded byG Reddy
Succeeded byJ.Chittaranjan Das
Constituency Kalwakurthy
Personal details
Born(1942-01-16)16 January 1942
Narmetta, Hyderabad State, British India
(now Narmetta, Nalgonda, Telangana, India)
Died28 July 2019(2019-07-28) (aged 77)
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
(1969-1978)
(1999-2019)
Other political
affiliations
Janata Dal
(1985-1998)
Janata Party
(1978-1984)
SpouseLakshmi
Children2 sons and 1 daughter
Residence(s)Madgul, Telangana, India
OccupationFarmer
ProfessionPolitician
CabinetGujral ministry
(1997-1998)
First Manmohan Singh ministry
(2004-2009)
Second Manmohan Singh ministry
(2009-2014)
Portfolio1. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
2. Ministry of Culture
3. Ministry of Urban Development
4. Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
5. Ministry of Earth Sciences
6. Ministry of Science and Technology
Websitesjaipalreddy.com

Sudini Jaipal Reddy (16 January 1942 – 28 July 2019) was an Indian politician who was the Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha of India for five terms.[1] He represented the Chevella constituency of Telangana and was a member of the Indian National Congress. He served as a Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting in the I. K. Gujral cabinet in 1998. In 1999 he returned to Indian National Congress after 21 years. In 2004 he was re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha from Miryalaguda Lok Sabha Constituency and then he served as a Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Union Minister for Urban Development in the United Progressive Alliance-1.[2] In 2009 he was re-elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from the Chevella constituency and served as a Union Minister for Urban Development and Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas. He was the Union Minister for the Ministry of Earth Sciences and the Ministry of Science and Technology from 29 October 2012 to 18 May 2014.

Personal life

Jaipal Reddy in his office after taking charge as the Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting in New Delhi on 24 May 2004

Reddy was born in Nermatta, a village in Chandur Mandal in Nalgonda District in Telangana State but is actually from Madgula, Mahabub Nagar district (now Ranga Reddy District) in Telangana. He had been polio-stricken since he was 18-months old,[3] and used crutches to walk.[4]

He had an M.A. from the Osmania University, Hyderabad. He had been an agriculturist. He married Lakshmi on 7 May 1960. The couple had two sons and one daughter.[5]

Career

Reddy was a student leader during his college life and in 1970s he joined the Indian National Congress.[6] He became an MLA of Kalwakurthy in Andhra Pradesh.[6]

Reddy was an MLA of Kalwakurthy between 1969 and 1984, a constituency in Andhra Pradesh for four terms.[6] He quit his membership of the Congress Party to protest against the emergency and joined the Janata Party in 1977 and later on its splinter Janata Dal.[6] He was the general secretary of the Janata Party from 1985 to 1988.[6] He was elected to the 8th Lok Sabha in 1984 from Mahbubnagar Lok Sabha.[6] He rejoined the Congress Party in 1999 and was elected to the 14th in 2004 from Miryalaguda constituency and the 15th in 2009 from Chavella.[6] He was also a member of the Rajya Sabha on two occasions, 1990–1996 and 1997–1998.[6]

Spoorthi Sthal a memorial to honour S Jaipal Reddy at Hyderabad

He also held the position of leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha for a year from June 1991 to June 1992.[6]He served as the minister for Information and Broadcasting in the government on two occasions: in 1997–1998 under I. K. Gujral and from 2004 under Manmohan Singh with additional responsibility for Culture. He also served as the minister for Urban Development and Petroleum and Natural Gas.[6]

He acted as the spokesman for several parties of which he has been a member and was awarded the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award in 1998.[7] He was the first from South India and the youngest parliamentarian to achieve this award.[8]

Removal from the Oil Ministry

The last cabinet reshuffle of the UPA-II government took place on 28 October 2012. Reddy was shifted from his current ministry to the Science and Technology ministry after he differed on the gas allocation to Reliance and his refusal to accept demands of Reliance.[6] The oil ministry had imposed a fine of 7000 Rs. crores on Mukesh Ambani's company for the sharp drop in production of gas and violations mentioned in CAG's 2011 report. Further, the oil ministry did not approve company's US$7.2 billion stake in deal with BP.[9][10] Opposition parties including the BJP, SP, and AAP said that he was removed owing to alleged pressure from the corporate houses, particularly from the Reliance group of Industries. However he refuted the claims and said that he needed to understand the new portfolio.[11][12][13]

Death

Reddy died on 28 July 2019 at AIG Hospital, Gachibowli in Hyderabad of pneumonia.[14]

References

  1. ^ "Senior Congress leader Jaipal Reddy passes away at 77". India Today. Press Trust of India. 28 July 2019. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Jaipal's push set metro rail projects on track". The Hindu. 28 July 2019.
  3. ^ "S. Jaipal Reddy brings to the government a mix of simplicity and subversion". India Today. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Dr. Jaipal reddy – uses crutches is one of the livewires of the present cabinet – enabled.in". enabled.in. 14 July 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  5. ^ [1] Archived 7 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Rahul, N. (28 July 2019). "Former Union Minister S. Jaipal Reddy passes away at 77". The Hindu. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  7. ^ Shri S Jaipal Reddy. Sjaipalreddy.com. Retrieved on 21 May 2014.
  8. ^ Shri S Jaipal Reddy. Sjaipalreddy.com. Retrieved on 21 May 2014.
  9. ^ Steep Fall in Gas Output: Rs 7000cr Fine on Reliance Archived 29 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine. IndiaWires. Retrieved on 21 May 2014.
  10. ^ [2] Archived 29 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Jaipal Reddy's shift from Oil Ministry creates a political storm – The Economic Times. Economictimes.indiatimes.com (30 October 2012). Retrieved on 21 May 2014.
  12. ^ PM owes an explanation on shifting Jaipal Reddy: BJP, SP. The Hindu (29 October 2012). Retrieved on 21 May 2014.
  13. ^ The Times of India: Latest News India, World & Business News, Cricket & Sports, Bollywood. Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved on 21 May 2014.
  14. ^ "Former Union Minister Jaipal Reddy Dies At 77". NDTV.com. 28 July 2019. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
Lok Sabha Preceded byMallikarjun Goud Member of Parliamentfor Mahabubnagar 1984 – 1989 Succeeded byMallikarjun Goud Preceded byMallikarjun Goud Member of Parliamentfor Mahabubnagar 1998 – 1999 Succeeded byA. P. Jithender Reddy Preceded byBaddam Narsimha Reddy Member of Parliamentfor Miryalguda 1999 – 2009 Succeeded byConstituency Demolished Preceded byConstituency Created Member of Parliamentfor Chevella 2009 – 2014 Succeeded byKonda Vishweshwar Reddy Political offices Preceded byM. S. Gurupadaswamy Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha 22 July 1991 – 29 June 1992 Succeeded bySikander Bakht Preceded byP. A. Sangma Minister of Information and Broadcasting 1996 – 1998 Succeeded byArun Jaitley Preceded byRavi Shankar Prasad Minister of Information and Broadcasting 23 May 2004 – 18 November 2005 Succeeded byPriya Ranjan Dasmunsi Preceded byJagmohanKnown as Ministry of Tourism and Culture Minister of Culture 23 May 2004 – 30 January 2006 Succeeded byAmbika Soni Preceded byGhulam Nabi Azad Minister of Urban Development 18 November 2005 – 18 January 2011 Succeeded byKamal Nath Preceded byMurli Deora Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas 19 January 2011 – 28 October 2012 Succeeded byVeerappa Moily Preceded byVayalar Ravi Minister of Science and Technology 28 October 2012 – 26 May 2014 Succeeded byJitendra Singh Preceded byVayalar Ravi Minister of Earth Sciences 28 October 2012 – 26 May 2014 Succeeded byJitendra Singh