Andra Pradesh Politically At A Glance
Capital Hyderabad
Parliamemtry Constituency 25
Rajya Sabha Member 11
Assembly Constituency 175
Rolling Party TDP
Opposision Party YSR CONGRESS
Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu
Governor Sri. E S Lakshmi Narasimhan (Additional Charge of Telangana)
Chief Election Officer Sri Bhanwar Lal
Districts 13
Mayors 7
Municipal Corporation 13
Municipalities (ULB) 97
ZPTCs 1,096
MPTCs 16,589
Gram Panchyat  

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List of Rajya Sabha Members / List of Current MPs / List of Governors / Party wise Lok Sabha Election Results 2014 / List of Chief Ministers / Andra Pradesh Legislative Assembly and Council / Cabinet Minister of Andra Pradesh / Andra Pradesh Assembly Result 2014 / Chief Electoral Oficer (CEO) AP / Political Parties in AP / Issue of Andra Pradesh / Quick Facts for AP Election / Issue of Andra Pradesh / Lok Sabha Election Result every terms / Assembly Election Result every Terms / Municipal Corporation in Andra Pradesh 

Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh

The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh is the chief executive of the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. As per the Constitution of India, the Governor of Andhra Pradesh is the state's de jure head, but de facto executive authority rests with the chief minister. Following elections to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly, the governor usually invites the party (or coalition) with a majority of seats to form the government. The governor appoints the chief minister, whose council of ministers are collectively responsible to the assembly. Given that he has the confidence of the assembly, the chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.

Andhra Pradesh was created in 1956 by the merger of the Telangana region of Hyderabad State into Andhra State. Two chief ministers each from the Indian National Congress party had served these predecessor states. The first Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh was Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, later the sixth President of India. Including him, 13 out of 16 chief ministers belonged to the Congress party. Among these is P. V. Narasimha Rao, who went on to become the ninth Prime Minister of India. The remaining three chief ministers were from the Telugu Desam Party, including N. Chandrababu Naidu, the longest-serving Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (over eleven years). Naidu is also the current incumbent, serving since 8 June 2014, a few days after Telangana was officially carved out of Andhra Pradesh into a separate state.

Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh were held in the following years:
First Assembly 1956 Second Assembly 1957 Third Assembly 1962 Forth Assembly 1967
Fifth Assembly 1972 Sixth Assembly 1978 Seventh Assembly 1983 Eighth Assembly 1985
Ninth Assembly 1989 Tenth Assembly 1994 Eleventh Assembly 1999 Twelfth Assembly 2004
Thirteenth Assembly 2009 Fourteenth Assembly 2014

Lok Sabha elections have been contested in India since independence starting 1951. The elections held in Andhra Pradesh . It is worth noting that the 1951 election are results from Hyderabad state, since Andhra Pradesh gained statehood, after merging with Telugu speaking Madras, after that election.

The first general elections were conducted in India in 1956, for 249 constituencies representing 26 Districts. In 2009, the Andhra Pradesh State Legislative Assembly has 294 seats representing 23 districts. From 1956 to 1958 the Andhra Pradesh Legislature was Unicameral and from 1958 when the Council was formed, it became bicameral and continued till 1 June 1985 when the Legislative Council was abolished and the Andhra Pradesh Legislature once again Unicameral until March 2007 when it was reestablished and elections were held for its seats as per THE ANDHRA PRADESH LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BILL, 2004.

In February 2014, the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 bill was passed by the Parliament of India for the formation of Telangana state comprising ten districts. Hyderabad will remain as a joint capital for 10 years for both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The new state of Telangana came into existence on 2 June 2014 after approval from the President of India. The formation of a new state named Telangana from Andhra Pradesh is not considered an amendment to the Constitution of India per article 3 and 4 of that document.

As per the amendment to Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, 7 mandals from Khammam district of Telangana have been transferred to Andhra Pradesh. Four mandals from Bhadrachalam revenue division namely, Chinturu, Kunavaram, Vararamachandrapuram, Bhadrachalam (excluding the Bhadrachalam town) were transferred to East Godavari district. Three mandals namely, Kukunoor, Velerupadu and Burgampadu (except 12 villages namely, Pinapaka, Morampalli, Banjara, Burgampadu, Naginiprolu, Krishnasagar, Tekulapalli, Sarapaka, Iravendi, Motepattinagar, Uppusaka, Nakiripeta and Sompalli) of Palvancha revenue division in Khammam district have been added to West Godavari district. Number of petitions questioning the validity of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 are pending for verdict for nearly two years before the Supreme court constitutional bench.

Lok Sabha Delegation

Andhra Pradesh is represented by 25 MP's in Lok Sabha. In the Indian general election, 2014, Telugu Desam Party won a majority of 15 seats, out of 25, while Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party won 8 and Bharatiya Janata Party won 2 seats.

Rajya Sabha Delegation

Both the houses of the state legislature jointly nominate Members of Parliament to the Rajya Sabha.

Legislative Assembly

Andhra Pradesh legislature assembly has 175 seats. For the election of its members, the state is divided into 175 Assembly Constituencies in which the candidate securing the largest number of votes is declared elected. In the Andhra Pradesh Assembly Elections 2014, the Telugu Desam Party formed the state government having secured a majority of 102 seats.

Legislative Council

The Upper House known as the Legislative Council has lesser powers than the Assembly and several of its members are nominated by the Assembly; others are elected from various sections of the society like Graduates and Teachers. Currently the Legislative Council consists of 58 members.

List of Chief Minister in Andhra Pradesh
S.No. Name From to Party
27 Chandrababu Naidu Jun 2, 2014 Present TDP
26 President's Rule Mar 1, 2014 Jun 2, 2014
25 Sri. N.Kiran Kumar Reddy Nov 25, 2010 Mar 1, 2014 INC
24  Sri. K. Rosaiah Apr 9, 2009 Nov 24, 2010 INC
23 Dr.Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy Apr 14, 2004 Feb 9, 2009 INC
22 Sri N. Chandra Babu Naidu Jan 9, 1995 Apr 14, 2004 TDP
21 Sri N.T.Rama Rao Dec 12, 1994 Jan 9, 1995 TDP
20 Sri K.VijayaBhaskara Reddy Sep 10, 1992 Dec 12, 1994 INC
19 Sri N.Janardhana Reddy Dec 17, 1990 Sep 10, 1992 INC
18 Dr.Marri Chenna Reddy Mar 12, 1989 Dec 17, 1990 INC
17 Sri N.T.Rama Rao Sep 3, 1985 Mar 12, 1989 TDP
16 Sri N.T.Rama Rao Sep 16, 1984 Sep 3, 1985 INC
15 Sri N.Bhaskara rao Aug 16, 1984 Sep 16, 1984 TDP
14  Sri N.T.Rama Rao Sep 1, 1983 Aug 16, 1984 INC
13 Sri Bhavanam Venkataram Feb 24, 1982 Sep 20, 1982 INC
12 Sri K.Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy Jan 9, 1982 Sep 1, 1983 INC
11  Sri Tanguturi Anjaiah Nov 10, 1980 Feb 24, 1982 INC
10 Dr Marri Chenna Reddy Jun 3, 1978  Nov 10, 1980 INC
9 Sri. Jalagam Vengala Rao Oct 12, 1973 Jun 3, 1978 INC
8 President's rule Oct 10, 1973 Oct 12, 1973
7 Sri P.V.Narasimha Rao Sep 30, 1971 Oct 1, 1973 INC
6 Sri Kasu Bramhananda Reddy Feb 29, 1964 Sep 30, 1971 INC
5 Sri (Dr)Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy Dec 3, 1962 Feb 29, 1964 INC
4  Sri Damodaram Sanjivayya Nov 1, 1960 Dec 3, 1962 INC
3 Sri.Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy Jan 11, 1956  Nov 1, 1960 INC
2 Sri Bezawada Gopala Reddy Mar 28, 1955 Nov 1, 1956 INC
1 Sri Tanguturi Prakasam Oct 1, 1953 Mar 27, 1955 INC

Major Political Parties of Andhra Pradesh

Names of Parties Status Names of Parties Status
Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) National Communist Party of India (CPI) National
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) National Indian National Congress (INC) National
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Rigional All India Majlis e Ittehadul Mislimeen Rigional
Lok Satta Party Rigional Andhra Pradesh committee of
communist revolutionaries
Mana Party Rigional People's democratic front Rigional
Telangan Communist Party Rigional  YSR congress party Rigional
Telangan Rashtra samity Rigional Praja Rajyam Party Rigional
 Majilis Bachao Tehreek Rigional Anna Telugu Desam Party Rigional
Nava Telangana Praga Party Rigional Rajyadhikara Party Rigional
Telanga Janata Party Rigional Telangana sadhana Samithi Rigional