Kancherla Keshava Rao
MLC, MP, Mahbubabad, Telangana, TRS
Kancherla Keshava Rao is a Member of Parliament(MP), Rajya Sabha, Telangana. He was born on 4- June-1939 to K.Niranjan Rao and Govindamma in Mahbubabad. He graduated with B.Com at Badruka College. He completed an M.A. from Arts College, Osmania University, and completed a Ph.D. from Osmania University, Hyderabad.
He started his career as a Journalist, actor-producer after a short stint as a teacher at Mahboob College MP High School. He was editor of The Daily News, a popular daily in English, printed from Hyderabad. He was the producer and screenplay writer of a National Award-winning feature film in Telugu, Nimajjanam in 1979. He has published the book “New Deal to Education” in 1984 and “Social Philosophy in Recent Indian Thought” in 1987.
He started his political journey with the Indian National Congress(INC) Party. Keshava Rao has been a senior Congressman, holding many high positions in the Party and Government. In 2005, He was elected as the President of the Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee. He was worked as In-charge of Party Affairs in four States(West Bengal, Jharkhand, Assam, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands).
From 2006-2009, He worked as a Member of the Marine Products Export Development Authority(MPEDA). He was the Member of the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of External Affairs from 2006-2009 and a Member of, Committee on Commerce from 2006-2010. From 2006-2011, he was a Member of the Press Council of India.
He served as a Member of, Board of Governors, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan from 2006-2012. He was elected as Member of Parliament(MP) to the Rajya Sabha from 2006-2012. He was appointed as Member of, Committee on Rules from 2008-2010. From 2008-2011, he was the Member of, Court of the University of Hyderabad. He was served as a Member of, Committee on Human Resource Development from 2008-2012.
Keshava Rao was a Cabinet Minister in the three consecutive governments in the state of Andhra Pradesh, holding important portfolios like Education, Industry, and Labor. Earlier Keshava Rao was Dy Chairman of the Legislative Council of Andhra Pradesh. He was elected to Legislative Council for two terms from the Graduates constituency. He was also Chairman of the Minimum Wages Board and Chairman of Rajiv Gandhi Technology Mission with cabinet rank.
He worked as a Member of, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Home Affairs from 2009-2012. In 2013, Keshava Rao quit the Indian National Congress party and joined the Telangana Rashtra Samithi(TRS) party. He was appointed as the Secretary-General of Telangana Rashtra Samithi and its Chairman of National Affairs, as second in command. He was re-elected to Rajya Sabha in 2014 from TRS Party for a six-year term.
In 2014, He served as Member of, Committee on Subordinate Legislation and worked as Member, Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution and Member, Rajya Sabha’s Forum on Panchayati Raj in 2016. He was appointed as TRS Manifest Committee Chairman.
He is a Trade Union Leader. He led many peoples’ movements like Backward classes and civil rights. He was a prominent politician, who was tipped for the Chief Minister position in the first decade of this century. He won the “Global Association of Universal Peace(GAUP)” award.
తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్ర సమితి వర్కింగ్ ప్రెసిడెంట్ గా నియమితులైన శ్రీ కేటీఆర్ గారు, టీఆర్ఎస్ పార్టీ సెక్రటరీ జనరల్ ఎంపీ శ్రీ కేశవ రావు గారి తో భేటీ అవ్వడం జరిగింది
టిఆర్ఎస్ మానిఫెస్టో కమిటీ చైర్మన్ కె.కేశవరావు గారు ముఖ్యమంత్రి, పార్టీ అధ్యక్షుడు కె.చంద్రశేఖర్ రావు గారిని కలిశారు. వివిధ వర్గాల నుంచి వచ్చిన విజ్ఞప్తులు పరిశీలించిన మానిఫెస్టో కమిటీ పార్టీకి కొన్ని ప్రతిపాదనలు చేసింది. ఆ ప్రతిపాదనలతో కూడిన నివేదికను కేశవరావు గారు కేసీఆర్ గారికి అందచేశారు.
లోక్సభలో అవిశ్వాసంపై చర్చకు వస్తే సహకరించాలని నిర్ణయం తీసుకున్నట్లు టీఆర్ఎస్ ఎంపీలు స్పష్టం చేశారు. ప్రగతి భవన్లో ముఖ్యమంత్రి శ్రీ కేసీఆర్ గారి తో టీఆర్ఎస్ ఎంపీలు సమావేశమయ్యారు. ఈ సందర్భంగా పార్లమెంట్లో అనుసరించాల్సిన వ్యూహంపై ఎంపీలకు సీఎం దిశానిర్దేశం చేశారు. అనంతరం ఎంపీలు మీడియాతో మాట్లాడారు
తెలంగాణ సీఎం కె.చంద్రశేఖర్ రావు గారితో ఎంపీ శ్రీ కేశవ రావు గారు