Daggubati Purandeswari is 61 years old Loksabha MP, elected from Visakhapatnam of Andhra Pradesh state as a member of Indian National Congress Party. Daggubati Purandeswari was born to Shri N.T. Rama Rao & Smt. N. Basava Rama Tarkam and is married to Shri D. Venkateswar Rao. He/She has 1 son(s) 1 daughter(s)
Background information of Daggubati Purandeswari:
Presently Junior HRD Minister in the UPA Government, Purandreshwari is the daughter of TDP founder N T Rama Rao. She, along with husband Daggubati Venkateshwara Rao, joined the Congress in 2004. She is the first women in NTR’s family to enter electoral politics. She won from the Bapatla Lok Sabha seat in 2004 and was made a Union Minister of State for HRD in January 2006. Due to delimitation of seats, she shifted to Visakhapatnam seat in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. A double graduate in literature and gemology, she authored a book ‘In quest of Utopia’. Highly respected among political circles, she is said to be close to Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, and an arch rival to TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu, who was responsible for dethroning her father and then sidelining her husband.
|2004||Elected to 14th Lok Sabha
Member, Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution;Member, Personnel, Public Grievances, Law & Justice|
|29 Jan. 2006||Union Minister State, Human Resource Development|
|2009||Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term)|
|2009 onwards||Union Minister of State, Human Resource Development|
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