Biographical Sketch Member of Parliament 12th Lok Sabha

Father's Name          Shri Ganniyya Ganti                     

Date of Birth       1 October 1951

Place of Birth      Yedurulanka, Distt. East Godavari (Andhra Pradesh)

Marital Status      Married on 16 April 1982

Spouse's Name       Smt. Vijaya Kumari Ganti                

Children            One son and  three daughters

Educational Qualifications  

               M.A., B.L.

               Educated at Andhra University,Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)


                Lawyer, Political and Social Worker, Sportsman, Agriculturist
and Trade Unionist

Permanent Address  

               Amalapuram, Distt. East Godavari-533126 
               (Andhra Pradesh)                        

               Tel. and Fax (0884) 61791                                             

Office Address  

17, Parliament House,
New Delhi-110001

Tels. (011) 3017795, 3017914, 3013211
Fax. (011) 3792927

Residential Address  

20, Akbar Road,
New Delhi - 110001

Tels. (011) 3014011, 3014022
Fax (011) 3016212

Positions Held  

1987-91        Chairman, Zilla Praja Parishad, Distt. East Godavari
               (Andhra Pradesh)

1991           Elected to 10th Lok Sabha

1996-98        Member, Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly

               Minister, Higher Education, Andhra Pradesh

1998           Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

24 March 1998  Speaker, Lok Sabha
       Chairman, (i) Business Advisory Committee;
       (ii) Rules Committee; (iii) General Purposes
       Committee; and (iv) Standing Committee of the
       Conference of Presiding Officers of Legislative
       Bodies in India

       President, (i) Indian Parliamentary Group;
       (ii) National Group of Inter-Parliamentary Union;
       and (iii) India Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary

Social and Cultural Activities  

Organiser, (i) Song and drama competition among the pupils of
all high schools and employees of Panchayati Raj Bodies,
1991; (ii) relief and medical camps for the poor;
striving for the construction of two bridges at
Yanam and Kotipalli to help flood and cyclone victims;
solved drinking water problem in villages; improved
communication facilities; provided employment to, (i) 1260
teachers through District Selection Committee; and (ii)129
legal heirs of deceased Government employees; and activily
participated in a number of seminars on social problems and
also in  Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar's Jayanti Celebrations

Special Interests  

Social service, especially for the poor and the down-
trodden; concentration on developmental programmes and rural
development, particularly Konaseema area development

Sports and Clubs  

Organiser, District-level sports among  panchayati raj 
employees, East Godavari District,1991; and President,
Cricket Association, East Godavari District,Andhra Pradesh

Countries Visited

Widely travelled; Leader, Indian Parliamentary Delegation to,
(i) 99th Inter Parliamentary Union Conference, Windhock, Namibia,
April, 1998; (ii) 100th Inter-Parliamentary Union Conference, 
Moscow, Russia, September, 1998; (iii) 44th Commonwealth 
Parliamentary Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, October, 1998;
(iv) Turkey, June-July, 1998; (v) Iraq, August, 1998; and 
(vi) Morocco, October, 1998; also visited Australia, Canada, 
Geneva (Switzerland), Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, U.A.E. and U.K. 

Other Information  

As Minister of  Higher Education in the Government of Andhra
Pradesh, took initiatives and made sincere efforts in strengthening
and streamlining the eudcation system; District  Munsif , Kakinada;
Chairman, District Selection Committee; and Vice-Chairman, 
Cooperative Town Bank, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, 1986-87; 

Election Result of
Amalapuram-SC Lok Sabha Constituency  
Total electorate 8,97,180
Total votes polled 6,64,177
Votes polled in favour of the first four leading candidates

(1) Shri Ganti Mohana Chandra Balayogi (T.D.P.)  2,86,953
(2) Shri K.S.R.Murthy (I.N.C.)  1,96,713
(3) Shri Umamaheswara Rao Kommabathula  (B.J.P.)  1,72,301     
(4) Shri Boddapalli Nageswara Rao (Ind.)      1,494
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