Konijeti Rosaiah

Konijeti Rosaiah

Konijeti Rosaiah

Date of Birth : 4 July 1933

Mini Biography :

Konijeti Rosaiah (born 4 July 1933) is the present Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.He belongs to the Indian National Congress and held various ministerial posts over the years. He is known, especially, for his administration of the state finances as Finance Minister. He is a senior-most Congress leader in Andhra Pradesh and he is seen as a non-controversial leader.

K.Rosaiah was born in a middle class agricultural family in Vysya community in Vemuru in Guntur District.He graduated from Guntur Hindu College, Andhra University in Commerce. While he was studying in Guntur, he was elected as the student leader and thus entered into politics.

K. Rosaiah was a political disciple of Swatantra Party leader and freedom fighter. He was elected as MLC in 1968, 1974 and 1980.Rosaiah was also the P.C.C president from 1995 to 1997. In 1998, he was elected as MP from Narasaraopet.

Rosaiah introduced the state budget 15 times, including seven in a row, a record in the country.He served as a finance minister under Marri Chenna Reddy, Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy and Y. S. Rajashekhar Reddy. In his tenure as Finance Minister in Chenna Reddy’s cabinet, he ensured that teachers received retirement benefits.

Rosaiah was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on 3 September 2009 by the Governor N.D. Tiwari. He had teething problems after he was sworn in as the chief minister with the cabinet, which was chosen by his predecessor Y. S. Rajashekara Reddy.

Andhra University conferred K.Rosaiah with an honorary doctorate in 2007.

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