Andhra Pradesh is one of the 29 states of India, situated on the southeastern coast of the country. The state is the seventh-largest state in India covering an area of 162,970 km2 (62,920 sq mi). As per 2011 Census of India, the state is tenth-largest by population with 49,386,799 inhabitants.

Parliamentary Constituencies 25
Assembly Constituencies 175
Ruling Party TDP
Opposition Party YSR Congress
Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu
Governor Sri. E S Lakshmi Narasimhan (Additional Charge of Telangana)
Chief Electoral Officer Sri Bhanwar Lal
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On 2 June 2014, the north-western portion of the state was bifurcated to form a new state of Telangana. Andhra Pradesh’s longtime capital, Hyderabad, was transferred to Telangana as part of the division. However, in accordance with the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, Hyderabad will remain the de jure capital of both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states for a period of time not exceeding 10 years.[5] The new riverfront proposed capital in Guntur district is Amaravati, which is under the jurisdiction of APCRDA.[6] The Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of the state in the 2016–2017 financial year at current prices stood at ₹6,800.3 billion (US$110 billion).

About Andhra Pradesh Elections

The Indian National Congress party won most of the state elections from 1953 to 1983. There were 10 chief ministers from the year 1956 to 1983. In 1983, however, there was a lot of change in the political scenario. N.T. Rama Rao, established a new party called the Telugu Desam party and within nine months of its formation, the party was voted to power and NTR became the chief minister and was the first from the non-congress party. But the party broke into two parties as the then state finance minster Nadendla Bhaskara Rao chose to separate and form the state government with the support of Congress. Later on again NTR came into power in 1984. In 1989 the congress came back to power with Marri Chenna Reddy as the chief minister and was in power till 1994.

NTR appointed his son-in-law as the revenue minister in 1994, when he was the chief minister. But due to the influence of the wife of NTR, his son-in-law Chandrababu Naidu became the chief minister and the party now came to be called as TDP (NTR). In the year 1996 NTR died and his wife succeeded after him. Chandrababu Naidu became the next chief minister for 9 years till 2004. After that the Indian National Congress again came into power and made Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy the chief minister.

Changes were taking place fast and a separate Telangana state was demanded by the people in that region. In 2009, the central government announced the process of the new state, but controversy arose as the city of Hyderabad was also one of the ten districts of Telangana region. Today the decision is on a hold till the parties come to a unanimous decision.

Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy became the chief minister again by defeating Praja Rajyam Party and alliances. However, he died in a helicopter crash in 2009, following which Konigeti Rosaian became the chief minister in 2009. But he soon resigned and Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy was sworn in as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. But now due to the protest because of the formation of Telangana Kiran Kumar Reddy has resigneda and President’s rule has applied in the state till the next Government is formed in the state.

Andhra Pradesh Assembly Election Results 2014

Party Won
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 4
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) 102
Navodyam Party (NP) 1
Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRC) 67
Independent (IND) 1
Total 175

Political Parties in Andhra Pradesh

The national parties of Andhra Pradesh are:
Bhartiya Janata Party Bahujan Samaj Party Communist Party of India Indian National Congress

 

The prominent state parties are:
NTR Telugu Desam Party Telangan Rashtra samity All India Majlis e Ittehadul Mislimeen Praja Rajyam Party
Lok Satta Party Majilis Bachao Tehreek Andhra Pradesh committee of
communist revolutionaries
Anna Telugu Desam Party
Mana Party Nava Telangana Praga Party People’s democratic front Rajyadhikara Party
Telangan Communist Party Telanga Janata Party YSR congress party Telangana sadhana Samithi

 

Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly and Council

List of Chief Minister in Andhra Pradesh

S. No. Name of CM From To Party
1 Chandrababu Naidu Jun 2, 2014 Present TDP
2 President’s Rule Mar 1, 2014 Jun 2, 2014
3 Sri. N.Kiran Kumar Reddy Nov 25, 2010 Mar 1, 2014 INC
4 Sri. K. Rosaiah Apr 9, 2009 Nov 24, 2010 INC
5 Dr.Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy Apr 14, 2004 Feb 9, 2009 INC
6 Sri N. Chandra Babu Naidu Jan 9, 1995 Apr 14, 2004 TDP
7 Sri N.T.Rama Rao Dec 12, 1994 Jan 9, 1995 TDP
8 Sri K.VijayaBhaskara Reddy Sep 10, 1992 Dec 12, 1994 INC
9 Sri N.Janardhana Reddy Dec 17, 1990 Sep 10, 1992 INC
10 Dr.Marri Chenna Reddy Mar 12, 1989 Dec 17, 1990 INC
11 Sri N.T.Rama Rao Sep 3, 1985 Mar 12, 1989 TDP
12 Sri N.T.Rama Rao Sep 16, 1984 Sep 3, 1985 INC
13 Sri N.Bhaskara rao Aug 16, 1984 Sep 16, 1984 TDP
14 Sri N.T.Rama Rao Sep 1, 1983 Aug 16, 1984 INC
15 Sri Bhavanam Venkataram Feb 24, 1982 Sep 20, 1982 INC
16 Sri K.Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy Jan 9, 1982 Sep 1, 1983 INC
17 Sri Tanguturi Anjaiah Nov 10, 1980 Feb 24, 1982 INC
18 Dr Marri Chenna Reddy Jun 3, 1978 Nov 10, 1980 INC
19 Sri. Jalagam Vengala Rao Oct 12, 1973 Jun 3, 1978 INC
20 President’s rule Oct 10, 1973 Oct 12, 1973
21 Sri P.V.Narasimha Rao Sep 30, 1971 Oct 1, 1973 INC
22 Sri Kasu Bramhananda Reddy Feb 29, 1964 Sep 30, 1971 INC
23 Sri (Dr)Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy Dec 3, 1962 Feb 29, 1964 INC
24 Sri Damodaram Sanjivayya Nov 1, 1960 Dec 3, 1962 INC
25 Sri.Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy Jan 11, 1956 Nov 1, 1960 INC
26 Sri Bezawada Gopala Reddy Mar 28, 1955 Nov 1, 1956 INC
27 Sri Tanguturi Prakasam Oct 1, 1953 Mar 27, 1955 INC

List of Governors in Andhra Pradesh

S. No. Name of Governors From To
1 Sri. E S Lakshmi Narasimhan Dec 28, 2009 Present
2 Sri. Narayan Dutt Tiwari Aug 21, 2007 27/12/2009
3 Sri. Rameshwar Thakur Apr 1, 2006 Aug 21, 2007
4 Sri. Sushil Kumar Shinde Apr 11, 2004 Apr 1, 2006
5 Sri. Surjeet Singh Barnala Mar 1, 2003 Mar 11, 2004
6 Dr. C. Rangarajan Nov 24, 1997 Feb 1, 2003
7 Sri G. Ramanujam Aug 22, 1997 23/11/1997
8 Sri Krishan Kant Jul 2, 1990 Aug 21, 1997
9 Smt. Kumudben Manish Joshi Nov 26, 1985 Jul 2, 1990
10 Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma Aug 29, 1984 26/11/1985
11 Sri Ramlal Aug 15, 1983 Aug 29, 1984
12 Sri K.C. Abraham Aug 15, 1978 Aug 14, 1983
13 Smt. Sharada Mukerjee May 5, 1977 Aug 14, 1978
14 Sri Justice B.J. Diwan Feb 17, 1977 Apr 5, 1977
15 Sri Mohanlal Sukhadia Oct 1, 1976 Jun 15, 1976
16 Sri R.D. Bhandare Jun 15, 1976 Feb 16, 1977
17 Sri Justice S. Obul Reddi Jan 25, 1975 Sep 1, 1976
18 Sri Khandubai Kasanji Desai Nov 4, 1968 Jan 25, 1975
19 Sri P.A. Thanu Pillai Apr 5, 1964 Oct 4, 1968
20 Genl. S.M. Shrinagesh Aug 9, 1962 Mar 5, 1964
21 Sri Bhimsen Sachar Jan 8, 1957 Jul 9, 1962
22 Sri C.M. Trivedi Jan 11, 1953 Jul 31, 1957