Padala Aruna is senior most politician from Vizianagaram District. She represented Gajapathinagaram (19- Vizianagaram District) Constituency four times and member of the cabinet in Chandrababu Naidu ministry during 1996-99. She held Women and Child Welfare portfolio in that cabinet. She is active in Assembly debates on women issues. Aruna Padala is a staunch follower of the Telugu Desam Party and has been in fore front in the party activities at the state level.
Padala Aruna was elected as MLA from Gajapathinagaram Constituency in 1989, 1994 and 2004. In 2009 elections she was defeated by her Congress rival Botcha Appala Narasaiah, brother of Botcha Satyanarayana (Sattibabu). Penumatsa Sambasiva Raju, who represented the Gajapathi Nagaram Constituency in 1967 and 1972 is resigned to the Congress Party recently and planning to join YS Jagan's Party soon. Given this backgorund, Padala Aruna has to face tough competition in next elections with a strong triangular fight. Following is the brief profile of Padala Aruna.
Name: Smt. Aruna Padala
Husband’s Name: P. Ramu Naidu
Permanent Address: Puritipenta New Colony, Beside Mandal Office, Gajapathinagaram, Vizianagaram District.
Date and Place of Birth: 10th April, 1958
Educational Qualifications: B..A. , B.L.
Profession: Politics and Housewife
Number of terms elected to Assembly: 3 Terms
Public Office held:
1. MPP President
1987- Bondapalli Mandal, Vizianagaram.
2. M.L.A. Gajapathinagaram 1989-99.
3. Minister for Women and Child Welfare 1996-99.
4. Chairperson, A.P. Social Welfare Board 2002-2004.
5. ZPTC., Vizianagaram, Z.P., 2001-2004.
Marital Status: Married
Number of Children: One Son and Two Daughters
Hobbies: Listening Music and reading Books