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.
26 Nov 2018Mumbai
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.
23 Oct 2018Mumbai
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.
13 Oct 2018India
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.
21 Jun 2018India
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today stressed on the need to include Yoga in school curriculum to 'create a healthy nation'.
14 Jun 2018Politics
The Madras HC failed to deliver a unanimous verdict on the disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs last year.
27 Feb 2018Politics
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.
22 Dec 2017India
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.
02 Jan 2017Politics
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.
04 Dec 2016Politics
According to a statement by Apollo Hospitals, Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa, who is undergoing treatment there, suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening.
18 Nov 2016Politics
The AIADMK has assured their supporters that Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is breathing without respiratory support and is expected to be discharged any day now.
08 Nov 2016Politics
AIADMK spokesperson C Ponnaiyan said CM Jayalalithaa may be discharged "in less than 15 days" and that "all her vital parameters are under control."
12 Oct 2016Politics
Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao said all of CM Jayalalithaa's portfolios have been handed over to state Finance Minister O Panneerselvam.