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Talasani Srinivas Yadav

Talasani Srinivas Yadav

Talasani Srinivas Yadav is a politician of Telugu Desam Party.

Early Life

Talasani Srinivas Yadav was born on October 6, 1965 in Secunderabad. His father Venkatesham Yadav was Monda market president. Srinivas Yadav was raised in a middle class family.

Srinivas Yadav displayed interest in politics at an early age and contested Monda Market corporator in 1986.

Talasani Yadav married Swarna. The couple has one son and two daughters. His son Talasani Saikiran is pursuing Masters of Business Administration from University of Wollongong, Australia.

Politics

Talasani Yadav entered active politics with Telugu Desam Party (TDP). He is popularly referred to as Srinanna by his supporters.

He contested to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly from Secunderabad Assembly constituency in 1994. Under the leadership of NT Rama Rao, Srinivas Yadav defeated his rival Mary Ravindranath by gaining 47.29% votes.

In the 1999 assembly elections, Talasani defeated Mary Ravindranath again and became a minister in the Andhra Pradesh Government.

He, however lost the 2004 Assembly elections. He retained his assembly seat with a huge victory in 2008 Assembly bye elections defeating his nearest Congress rival Pitla Krishna by 18,067 votes.

Talasani Yadav became Minister for Tourism, Culture and Archaeology in the Government of Andhra Pradesh. He also served as Minister for labour in Chandrababu Naidu's cabinet, In 2005 he became State Telugu Yuvata President.

2014 Elections

Talasani Srinivas Yadav was alleged to have employed children for electoral campaigning. Authorities have issued notices to Srinivas Yadav to respond to the allegations. When they attempted to hand over the notice to Yadav on 27 March 2014, Srinivas Yadav was not available. The notice was handed over to party division leader A Krishna Murthy.

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