Kambhampati Hari Babu
K. Hari Babu.jpg
Governor of Mizoram
Assumed office
19 July 2021
PresidentRam Nath Kovind
Chief MinisterZoramthanga
Preceded byP. S. Sreedharan Pillai
Member of parliament
for Vishakhapatnam
In office
16 May 2014 – 23 May 2019
Preceded byDaggubati Purandeswari
Succeeded byM. V. V. Satyanarayana
ConstituencyVisakhapatnam
Personal details
Born (1953-06-15) 15 June 1953 (age 69)
Thimmasamudram, Madras State, India.
Now in
Thimmasamudram, Prakasam district, Andhra.
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Smt. Kambhampati Jayasree
Parent(s)Shri Venkateswarulu
Smt. Seethamma
Residence(s)Visakhapatnam
Alma materAndhra University
WebsiteKambhampatiHariBabu.in

Kambhampati Hari Babu is an Indian politician and the current Governor of Mizoram.[1] He was a member of parliament to the 16th Lok Sabha from Visakhapatnam (Lok Sabha constituency), Andhra Pradesh. He won the 2014 Indian general election being a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate.[2] He is former state unit President of Bharatiya Janata Party for Andhra Pradesh.[3]

Early life

Hari Babu was born in Prakasam district, Thimmasamudram. He moved to Visakhapatnam to pursue his B.Tech. in Electronics and communication engineering in Andhra University four decades ago. He completed his masters as well as Ph D from the same university. He later worked in Andhra University and voluntarily retired while working as Associate Professor in 1993 and later became active in politics.[4][5]

Political career

Dr. Hari Babu Kambhampati has been appointed Governor of Mizoram on July 6, 2021. Hari Babu participated in Jai Andhra movement in support of the creation of Andhra state as Student leader with Shri Tenneti Viswanadham, Shri Sardar Gouthu Latchanna and Shri Venkaiah Naidu. He served as the Secretary, Students Union Andhra University Engineering College during 1972-73. During 1974-1975, he actively participated in Lok Sangharsh Samithi Agitation under Loknayak Jaya Prakash Narayan and was arrested under Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) during emergency and was imprisoned for 6 months in Visakhapatnam Central Jail and Mushirabad Jail. He served as AP State Executive Member of Janata Party during 1977 and AP State Vice President of Janata Yuva Morcha in 1978.[6]

During 1991-1993, Hari Babu served as member of Andhra Pradesh State Executive Committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party and as the General Secretary for AP during 1993-2003. In 1999, he was elected as Member of Legislative Assembly from Visakhapatnam - I Constituency and was made the Floor Leader for the Bharatiya Janata Legislature Party, Andhra Pradesh in 2003. In March 2014, he was elected as the State President of BJP.[7]

Election results

General Election, 2014: Visakhapatnam
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Hari Babu Kambhampati 5,66,832 48.71 +45.71
YSRCP Y. S. Vijayamma 4,76,344 40.94 +40.94
INC Bolisetti Satyanarayana 50,632 4.35 -32.08
BSP Imandi Venkata Kurmarao 14,947 1.28 +0.41
JSP Sabbam Hari 6,644 0.57 +0.57
NOTA None of the Above 7,329 0.63 +0.63
Majority 90,488 7.78 +1.20
Turnout 11,63,558 67.54 -5.41
BJP gain from INC Swing +12.28

Development works

Hari Babu uses his MPLADS funds with thrust on health, education, drinking water, and skill development.[8] He has advocated transparency in utilization of MPLADS funds and focus on big, long-term projects that will help solve chronic problems.[9] Some of these projects include providing toilets and furniture in all Government schools, drinking water in all areas not covered under GVMC.[10]

To encourage people's participation, he conducted One MP - One Idea contest under the scheme.[11]

References

  1. ^ "Ahead of cabinet reshuffle, Thaawarchand Gehlot appointed as Karnataka Governor, Sreedharan Pillai as Goa Governor". The Indian Express. 6 July 2021. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Constituencywise-All Candidates". Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  3. ^ http://www.bjp.org/organisation/state-units
  4. ^ "Vizag's non-local 'localite' - Times of India". The Times of India.
  5. ^ "Election Results: Professor teaches a political lesson to Vijayamma - Times of India". The Times of India.
  6. ^ "Kambhampatiharibabu.in".
  7. ^ "Kambhampatiharibabu.in".
  8. ^ "Haribabu spells out thrust areas for LAD funds". The Hindu. 22 August 2015.
  9. ^ Sarma, G. V. Prasada (29 July 2014). "Move to bring transparency in MPLADS spending". The Hindu.
  10. ^ "In South India, a Little Furniture, Toilets Makes All the Difference in Schools". 11 June 2016.
  11. ^ "An idea can win you a cash prize!". The Hindu. 8 December 2014.
Lok Sabha Preceded byDaggubati Purandeswari Member of Parliamentfor Visakhapatnam 2014 – 2019 Succeeded byM. V. V. Satyanarayana Government offices Preceded byP. S. Sreedharan Pillai Governor of Mizoram 7 July 2021 - Present Incumbent