T. Rajaiah

T. Rajaiah

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T. Rajaiah Profile

  • Name:
  • T. Rajaiah
  • Born:
  • July 12, 1965

T. Rajaiah Biography

T. Rajaiah is an Indian politician from the south Indian state of Telangana. Currently an MLA of Telangana, he got elected from Station Ghanpur assembly constituency, representing the Telangana Rashtra Samithi. He is credited as the 1st Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana and health minister, soon after the formation of new state in 2014, and he held the position during June 2, 2014 – January 25, 2015. During his tenure as Health minister, he was widely criticized about his functioning and failure to take preventive measures in controlling Swine Flu in Telangana. Following this Chief Minister K .Chandrasekhar Rao sacked Deputy Chief Minister and Health Minister T. Rajaiah and later those positions were given to Kadiyam Srihari and Dr. C. Laxma Reddy.

 

Dr. Thatikonda Rajaiah was born on 12 July 1965 in Warangal. He later converted to Christianity. His active political career began in 2009, when he won Andhra Pradesh State Assembly Elections in 2009 as a candidate of Indian National Congress. He won from Station Ghanpur Assembly Constituency defeating Kadiyam Srihari. But in 2011, he left Congress, resigned his MLA seat and joined Telangana Rashtra Samithi party and supported the move of Telangana state. In 2012 by-election, he won the same seat representing joined Telangana Rashtra Samithi party.

 

When the new Telangana state was formed in 2014, he successfully contested state assembly elections from Station Ghanpur assembly constituency, representing the Telangana Rashtra Samithi. He was induced to the cabinet, and given the position of Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana and health minister. When corruption in the Telangana's medical and health department surfaced it affected Rajaiah’s position in the cabinet too.  He was sacked in 2015, after a brief period of about 6 months.

 

Published: October 16, 2018

Updated: October 16, 2018

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