Sixteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Rao, Shri Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar
Constituency   : Medak (Telangana)
Party Name     : Telangana Rashtra Samithi(TRS)

Father's Name Shri Kalvakuntla Raghava Rao
Mother's Name Smt. Venkatamma
Date of Birth 17 Feb 1954
Place of Birth Chintamadaka, Distt. Medak, Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 23 Apr 1969
Spouse's Name Smt. K. Shobha
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 1
M.A. (Literature)
Educated at Osmania University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana)
Profession Social Worker
Permanent Address
8-2-220-110/1/3, Road No. 14,
Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
Tels. (040) 23555798, 23555669
Present Address
Camp Office, Green Lands,
Begumpet, Hyderabad,
Tel : (040) 23410333
Samatha Block, Secretariat,
Tels : (040) 23456698, 23455205, 23452933, 23234404
Positions Held
1982 Chairman, Raghavapur Primary Agriculture Cooperative Society (P.A.C.S.), Siddipet
Vice-President, Andhra Pradesh Youth Congress
1985, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2001 and 2014* Member, Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly (six terms) [*w.e.f. 2 June 2014, Telangana Legislative Assembly]
1987-88 Minister of State, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
1988 - 89 Minister of Drought, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
1989 - 93 District Party President, Telugu Desam Party (TDP)
1992-93 Chairman, Committee on Public Undertakings
1993 - 94 State Secretary, Telugu Desam Party (T.D.P.)
1995 - 96 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
1997-2000 Cabinet Minister, Transport, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
1999-2001 Deputy Speaker, Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly
2003 Convenor, New States National Front
2004 Elected to 14th Lok Sabha
2004-06 Union Cabinet Minister, Labour and Employment
23 Sept. 2006 Resigned from Lok Sabha
7 Dec. 2006 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha in bye-election
3 March 2008 Resigned from Lok Sabha
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
Leader, Telangana Rashtra Samithi Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
31 Aug. 2009 Member, Standing Committee on Energy
23 Sept. 2009 Member, Rules Committee
16 May 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
29 May 2014 Resigned from Lok Sabha

Social And Cultural Activities
Involved in social work and strived for the upliftment of downtrodden and poor; some of the works undertaken include, (i) Massive tree plantation scheme worth one crore rupees, undertaken in Karimnagar in 2004; (ii) Construction of several homes for muslim minorities; (iii) Supply of drinking water to 145 habitants affected by floods in Siddipet constituency
Special Interests
Writing and service to the poor
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading and playing Badminton
Other Information
Resigned from the Telugu Desam Party, Office of Deputy Speaker and as M.L.A. in 2001 and launched the ‘Telangana Rashtra Samithi’ (T.R.S.). Subsequently, elected to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly in a bye-election held from Siddipet Constituency. In General election to the 14th Lok Sabha and Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly, the T.R.S. won 5 Lok Sabha Seats and 26 Assembly Seats in alliance with Congress-I. In August 2006, resigned from the Union Cabinet for the cause of Telangana and sat on Hunger Strike at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Went on a Hunger Strike again on 29 November 2009 which he withdrew on 9 December 2009 following the announcement by the Govt. of India that the process for formation of a separate State of Telangana would be initiated. In the General Elections held to the 16th Lok Sabha and to the Andhra Pradesh* Legislative Assembly, won from both Medak Parliamentary Constituency and Siddipet Assembly Constituency respectively. Resigned from the Medak Parliamentary Constituency on 29 May 2014

*with effect from 2 June 2014, the Telangana Legislative Assembly

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