Dr. P. Shanker Rao is representing the Congress Party in AP Assembly as MLA from Secunderabad Contonment Constituency. He won four times from Shadnagar Constituency of Mahaboobnagar district. Shadnagar was alllotted for General Category after reorganisation of constituencies in 2009 and Shankar Rao shifted to Secunderabad Contonment Constituency as it is reserved for Scheduled Castes. Dr. Shanker Rao has turned as a strong opponent of Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy after he was not included in the cabinet formation in 2009. He has been continuing his tirade against YSR family in the form of attacking Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on the grounds of corruption charges.

Dr. Shanker Rao is a son-in-law of Congress Working Committee (CWC) member G. Venkata Swamy (Known as 'Kaka'). Shanker Rao was inducted into the cabinet of N. Kiran Kumar Reddy for his strong voice against Y.S. Jagan and presently serving as Minister for Textiles and Hand looms. Following is the brief profile of Dr. P. Sanker Rao:

Candidate's NameDr. P. Sanker Rao
Fathers NameP. Rajaiah
CategoryS.C.
Permanent AddressH.No. 16-128/1, Main Road, Shadnagar, Mahabubnagar District.
Date and Place of Birth20th April, 1948
Educational QualificationM.B.B.S.
ProfessionDoctor and Politician
Number of terms elected to Assembly5 terms
Public offices held1. Chairman, House Committee on Hostels and Scholarships, S.C. Welfare Committee
2. Member. T.T.D.
3. Minister for Minor Irrigation, I.D.C. and Ground Water: 1992-94
4. Deputy Leader, C.L.P. 1999-2004.
5. Minister for Textiles
Marital StatusMarried
Name of the SpouseSmt. P. Viswa Shanthi
Number of childrenTwo sons and a daughter
HobbiesReading biographies of successful peoples in different fields,
listening to old songs and watching old movies.
Special InterestWelfare of weaker sections and down trodden people and development of the constituency.
Favorite pastimeLions Club, F.M.C. and participating in Country Club activities.
Travels abroadUnited Kingdom, France and Nepal
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