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V. Hanumantha Rao is a senior most leader of the Congress Party in Andhra Pradesh. He is one of the staunch followers of Nehru - Gandhi family and strong loyal of Rajiv - Sonia Gandhi leadership. He has been in the active politics for more than three decades and held various positions at the state and central levels. V. Hanumantha Rao is known as close to the Congress High Command at 10 Janpath, New Delhi.

V. Hanumantha Rao turned highly critical of late Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy family after tragic death of the later. Known as 'VH' and 'Hanumanthanna', he has been making number of corruption allegations on YSR and Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy. He managed to retain Rajya Sabha seat for the third term. Following is the brief profile of V. Hanumantha Rao:

CandidateV. Hanumantha Rao
Father and MotherShri V. Laxmaiah and
Smt. Rangamma
Place and date of birth16 June 1948, Amberpet, Hyderabad.
Marital StatusMarried
Name of the spouseShrimati V. Chandrakala
Number of childrenThree daughters
QualificationB.A. (Osmania University, Hyderabad)
Permanent AddressH. No. 2-2-185/ 56/ 14-B, Bagh Amberpet, Hyderabad- 500013.
Present Address11, Janpath, New Delhi
Public Offices held1. 1980-84: Member, Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council
2. 1982-83 : Minister for Backward Classes and Tribal Welfare, Government of Andhra Pradesh
3. 1989-92 : Member, Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly
4. 1989-90 : Minister for Sports and Youth Services, Government of Andhra Pradesh
5. April 1992: Elected to Rajya Sabha
6. June 2004: Elected to Rajya Sabha
7. August 2004 onwards: Member, House Committee Member, Committee on Energy
8. October 2004 onwards : Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Coal and Mines
9. August 2005 onwards : Member, Central Advisory Committee for the National Cadet Corps
10. August 2006 onwards : Member, Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers
11. 2010 Onwards: Elected to Rajya Sabha
Party Positions held1. General Secretary, Andhra Pradesh State Youth Congress, 1974-78
2. General Secretary, Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (A.P.C.C.), 1988-89;
3. President, Andhra Pradesh Youth Congress, 1979-83;
4. Joint Secretary, A.P.C.C., 1985-88
Special InterestsSocial and Cultural Activities
Favourite PastimeSports and clubs
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