Dharnmana Prasada Rao is a senior politician of the Congress Party from Srikakulam District. Presently, D Prasada Rao is serving as Minister for Roads and Buildings, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. He was sidelined in the power politics of the Congress Party after demoting from Revenue Ministry to Roads and Buildings Ministry in the cabinet of N. Kiran Kumar Reddy.
Dharmana Prasada Rao won 4 terms as an MLA from Srikakulam Assembly Constituency, including 2009 Assembly elections. He was accused by opposition parties of various land grabbings in Srikakulam district. He served as revenue Minister in the cabinet of Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy. He is a ground level politician and reached the political ladder from the position of Village Sarpanch.
Dharmana Prasadarao's brother, Dharmana Krishna Das has been associated with Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and his YSR Congress Party. Krishna Das is an MLA of Narasannapeta Assembly Constituency of Srikakulam district. The Congress leadership seems to have sidelined Prasada Rao on the grounds of his and his family members perceived relationship with YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. Following is the brief profile / biodata of Dharmana Prasada Rao:
1) Candidate's Name: Dharmana Prasada Rao
2) Constituency and Party: Srikakulam, Congress Party
3) Father’s Name : Late Sri Ramalingam Naidu
4) Permanent Address: Plot-2, Visakha Grameena bank, A Colony, Srikakulam Town.
5) Date and Place of Birth: 15th January 1958 at Mabagam
6) Educational Qualifications: Intermediate
7) Number of terms elected: 4 Terms to Assembly
8) Public Office held:
A) Gramapanchayati President, Mabagam
b) President, Mandal Praja Parishad, Polanki
c) A.P. Legislative Assembly
d) Minister for Revenue Govt. of AP.
e) Minister for Roads and Buildings, Govt. of AP
f) Marital Status : Married to Smt. Gajalakshmi
g) Number of Children : One Son