Articles about C Vidyasagar Rao

Born on February 12, 1941, Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician from Telangana and a former governor of Maharashtra. Rao represented the Karimnagar constituency in the 13th edition of the Lok Sabha in 1998 and 1999. Between 1999 and 2004, he served as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. Between 2016 and 2017 he served as the Governor of Tamil Nadu, and between 2014 and 2019, he served as the Governor of Maharashtra. A lawyer by profession, Rao completed his education in law at Osmania University. A Sangh loyalist, he entered politics as an ABVP activist. In 1972, he was inducted as the Janasangh Chairman in Karimnagar and also went to jail during the emergency. Between 1985 and 1998, he represented the Metpally constituency in Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. He was inducted as the Andhra Pradesh BJP President in 1998. He is the brother of C Rajeshwara Rao, a former communist leader, and C Hanumanatha Rao, the former chancellor of Hyderabad Central University. He lost the 2004 Lok Sabha elections to TRS leader K Chandrashekhar Rao, who is the Chief Minister of Telangana, as of 2021. Rao belongs to the dominant Velamma community.

Tributes paid to martyrs on 10th anniversary of 26/11 attack

26 Nov 2018

Mumbai
Tributes paid to martyrs on 10th anniversary of 26/11 attack

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and other dignitaries in Mumbai paid homage today to those who laid down their lives while fighting Pakistani terrorists who had attacked the metropolis on this day 10 years ago.

Gandhi Jayanti celebrations: 'Mushaira' to be held in Mumbai

23 Oct 2018

Mumbai
Gandhi Jayanti celebrations: 'Mushaira' to be held in Mumbai

A "Mushaira" based on the theme of Mahatma Gandhi's teachings will be held in Mumbai on Friday as part of a series of such Urdu poetry symposiums being organized by the Ministry of Minority Affairs to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation.

Maharashtra: President Ram Nath Kovind to inaugurate peace conference

13 Oct 2018

India
Maharashtra: President Ram Nath Kovind to inaugurate peace conference

President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate a three-day 'Vishwa Shanti Ahimsa Sammelan' at Mangi Tungi in Nashik district of Maharashtra on October 22, officials said.

Need to include yoga in school-curriculum to create healthy-nation: Naidu

21 Jun 2018

India
Need to include yoga in school-curriculum to create healthy-nation: Naidu

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today stressed on the need to include Yoga in school curriculum to 'create a healthy nation'.

Relief for AIADMK-government: Madras HC delivers split-verdict on MLAs' disqualification

14 Jun 2018

Politics
Relief for AIADMK-government: Madras HC delivers split-verdict on MLAs' disqualification

The Madras HC failed to deliver a unanimous verdict on the disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs last year.

Due to absence of Marathi translation, Opposition boycotts Governor's speech

27 Feb 2018

Politics
Due to absence of Marathi translation, Opposition boycotts Governor's speech

In a huge embarrassment to Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, Opposition parties yesterday staged a walk-out during Governor C Vidyasagar Rao's speech as there was no Marathi translation available.

Adarsh scam: Former CM Ashok Chavan will not be prosecuted!

22 Dec 2017

India
Adarsh scam: Former CM Ashok Chavan will not be prosecuted!

In a huge relief for ex-Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan, Bombay HC rejected Governor's 2016 sanction to prosecute him in the Adarsh housing society scam.

Sasikala keeps waiting for her swearing-in

07 Feb 2017

Politics
Sasikala keeps waiting for her swearing-in

On Monday, Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao accepted the resignation handed to him by O Panneerselvam.

Chidambaram reacts to Sasikala's elevation to CM

06 Feb 2017

Politics
Chidambaram reacts to Sasikala's elevation to CM

General Secretary of Tamil Nadu's AIADMK, Sasikala was elected as the party's leader on Sunday, and is on her way to becoming the CM.

Sasikala elected Legislature Party Head

05 Feb 2017

Politics
Sasikala elected Legislature Party Head

Sources revealed that V. K. Sasikala has been elected as the AIADMK Legislature Party Leader.

Now, Jayalalithaa's niece to enter politics

17 Jan 2017

Politics
Now, Jayalalithaa's niece to enter politics

On Tuesday, Deepa Jayakumar, niece of the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said that she has decided to enter politics to fulfill her aunt's dreams.

M Thambidurai wants Sasikala to be Tamil Nadu's CM

02 Jan 2017

Politics
M Thambidurai wants Sasikala to be Tamil Nadu's CM

Two days after VK Sasikala took charge as AIADMK's general secretary, the Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai urged her to be the CM of the state.

Sasikala takes over as AIADMK general secretary

31 Dec 2016

Politics
Sasikala takes over as AIADMK general secretary

V.K. Sasikala was appointed the general secretary of the AIADMK today.

Jayalalithaa's niece to challenge Sasikala

11 Dec 2016

Politics
Jayalalithaa's niece to challenge Sasikala

Amid calls for Sasikala Natrajan to take over as AIADMK general secretary, Deepa Jayakumar, Jayalalithaa's niece called the move "very unfortunate".

Sasikala: The new AIADMK power centre

09 Dec 2016

Politics
Sasikala: The new AIADMK power centre

Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam, accompanied by ministers Edappadi K Palaniswami, Dindigul C Sreenivasan, P Thangamani and S P Velumani visited Poes Garden to meet Jayalalithaa's close aide Sasikala Natrajan.

Tamil Nadu's Amma is no more

05 Dec 2016

Politics
Tamil Nadu's Amma is no more

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J. Jayalalithaa has passed away.

Rumors of Jayalalithaa's death do the rounds

05 Dec 2016

Politics
Rumors of Jayalalithaa's death do the rounds

Local media sources reported that TN Chief Minister Jayalalithaa passed away at Apollo hospital in Chennai.

No news on Jaya's health, Chennai tense

05 Dec 2016

Politics
No news on Jaya's health, Chennai tense

In light of CM Jayalalithaa's sudden change in health, tension are running high across Tamil Nadu.

Jayalalithaa suffers cardiac arrest, being monitored by experts

04 Dec 2016

Politics
Jayalalithaa suffers cardiac arrest, being monitored by experts

According to a statement by Apollo Hospitals, Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa, who is undergoing treatment there, suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening.

Jayalalithaa breathing without respiratory support: Reports

18 Nov 2016

Politics
Jayalalithaa breathing without respiratory support: Reports

The AIADMK has assured their supporters that Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is breathing without respiratory support and is expected to be discharged any day now.

Jayalalithaa under physiotherapy, may be discharged in 15 days

08 Nov 2016

Politics
Jayalalithaa under physiotherapy, may be discharged in 15 days

AIADMK spokesperson C Ponnaiyan said CM Jayalalithaa may be discharged "in less than 15 days" and that "all her vital parameters are under control."

Jayalalithaa's portfolios handed over to Finance Minister

12 Oct 2016

Politics
Jayalalithaa's portfolios handed over to Finance Minister

Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao said all of CM Jayalalithaa's portfolios have been handed over to state Finance Minister O Panneerselvam.

Amma running TN out of Apollo Hospital

30 Sep 2016

Politics
Amma running TN out of Apollo Hospital

As supporters of the AIADMK party gathered outside Apollo Hospital, the state bureaucracy is functioning smoothly with orders being sent out of the hospital.