Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao
Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao is the present Governor of Maharashtra state of India and Governor of Tamil Nadu state of India after being sworn in on 2 September 2016. He took oath as the Governor of Maharashtra on 30 August 2014. Senior BJP leaders, including State president Tamilisai Soundararajan and former president L. Ganesan, attended the event.The Governor’s wife C.H. Vinodha and their son Vivek Chennamaneni and daughter-in-law Charitha attended the function. Earlier, Ms. Jayalalithaa received the new Governor at the Airport. She called on the outgoing Governor K. Rosaiah.
Born: February 12, 1942 (age 74), Karimnagar, India
Spouse: Vinotha Rao
Succeeded by: Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao
Education: Osmania University
Party: Bharatiya Janata Party
Siblings: Chennamaneni Rajeshwara Rao, Ch Hanumantha Rao, Ch Venkateshwara Rao
Father Name: Srinivasa Rao
Mother Name: Chanddramma
Political Party: BJP Leader
Political Career and Education
He completed his schooling in Vemulawada, PUC in Hyderabad, B.Sc. in Nanded of Maharashtra and later studied law at Osmania University.After completion of law, he started working as the lawyer. He was elected as convener(Chairman) of Jana Sangh, Karimnagar in 1972. He went to jail during the emergency period. He represented the BJP in Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Metpally assembly segment from 1985 to 1998 and entered into the Parliament by winning Karimnagar Lok Sabha constituency in 1998 and in 1999. He was also the BJP state president in 1998. His leadership in the assembly has lifted party’s profile in the state. Shri Rao had been Floor Leader of his party in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly for 15 years. He was successful in piloting a private member’s bill in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly that sought stringent punishment for people practicing bigamy. It was completely Sri Rao’s brainchild. His Padyatra to Ichampalli in the year 1998 as the then BJP president highlighting the need to utilize Godavari waters for the needs of the people of Telangana led the Government to consider the project seriously.
As a Minister
He was Union minister of State for Home affairs in the cabinet of Atal Behari Vajpayee in 1999. Later, his portfolio was changed to Union Minister of state for Commerce and Industry.
As a Governor
He was appointed as a governor of Maharashtra on 30 August 2014. His appointment was issued by 13th President of India Mr.Pranab Mukherjee after the resignation of K. Sankaranarayanan. His oath was administered by Chief Justice of Bombay High Court Mohit Shah. On 26 September 2014, he accepted the resignation of Prithviraj Chavan as his party had no majority, and President’s Rule was imposed on Maharashtra.