Eight terms MLA and senior Congress leader from Vizianagaram district, Penumatsa Sambasiva Raju is all set to join in to be launched YS Jagan's party. Sambasive Raju is very much dejected after Congress Party rejected him to field with MP ticket from Vizianagaram Constituency. Botcha Satyanarayana, who is once disciple of Sambasiva Raju has turned the tables at Congress high command and succeeded to field his wife Jhansi Botcha from Vizianagaram Lok Sabha Constituency. This has further agonised Sambasiva Raju who find solace at Y.S. Jagan's camp at last.
Sambasiva Raju has represented Sathivada Assembly constituency (21- Vizianagaram District) since 1978. He had won as an independent candidate in 1967 and unanimously in 1972 as Congress nominee from Gajapathinagaram Assembly Constituency. He was AICC member during 2000 and also served as minister of Transport during 1990-1994. Following is the brief profile of P. Sambasiva Raju:
Name: Penumatsa Sambasiva Raju
Father’s Name: P. Bangar Raju
Permanent Address: D.No. 4-59, Moida, Vizayarampuram (Village), Nellimarla (Mandal), Vizianagaram District
Date and Place of Birth : 17th August, 1933 Moida
Educational Qualifications: B.Sc., B.L.
Number of terms elected to Assembly: 8 Terms
1959-1967 : Two terms Samithi President, Nellimarla Panchayat Samithi.
1967-1994 : MLA Sathivada Assembly Constituency
1990-1994 : Minister for Transport, Civil Supplis & Sugar Exports- Promotion, Member - Selection
Committee 1994 Election.
1985-1988 : President - District Congress Committee, Vizianagaram (2 Terms)
1985-1988 : Member-PCC Executive
1989-1995 : Member - AICC
2000- Member AICC
Marital Status: Married
Name of the Spouse: Smt. P. Venkatanarayanamma
Number of Children: Two Sons and One Daughter