ANDHRA PRADESH

With a mandate to work for public cause

Humbled the last time, he came back with renewed vigour. Basking in accolades and felicitations from supporters, Chintala Ramachandra Reddy of BJP who won from Khairatabad Assembly constituency says, “This is my constituency and I wanted to represent it. The defeat of 2009 elections did not deter, it only made me more determined.”

For Mr. Reddy, the victory over Danam Nagender of Congress happens to be a sweet revenge, for he was defeated by the former Minister in the last election.

This time around, the win came with a margin of 20,846 votes.

Agriculturist and into business now, Mr. Reddy says the constituency is in need of immediate attention on almost all aspects. “For years, Khairatabad has been neglected on all fronts and civic amenities have badly taken a beating. That is my primary focus and I intend to take suggestions and advise from experts in the field,” he says.

Having served as the BJP city chief and led several agitations on deteriorating civic infrastructure, he claims to be aware of the issues. “From woeful drinking water supply to badly damaged roads, issues are plenty and since my constituency has VVIPS to slum dwellers, I will have to formulate cohesive strategies,” says the 60-year-old politician.

Born and brought up in Yellareddyguda in the city, he went to polytechnic and did LME and took to business activities. At the age of 12 years, Chintala Ramachandra Reddy joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and has been an active member since then. His wife, Uma Maheswari, is a home maker and son, Khagendra Ramanuja is studying 12{+t}{+h}standard.

This apart, he also is actively involved with the Jeeyar Education Trust (JET) which he has served in various capacities including vice-president and presently is chairman of Jeeyar Education Trust Society Development Committee.

“Long ago, I heard a discourse by Chinna Jeeyar Swamy and became his disciple. Inspired by him, I had been seeking to serve the society through various initiatives of JET,” Mr. Reddy adds.