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G Kishan Reddy takes charge as Union Minister of Coal and Mines

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Union Minister G Kishan Reddy officially took charge as Union Minister of Coal and Mines on Thursday in the presence of Union Minister Pralhad Joshi in the newly formed BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government.
Reddy received a warm welcome with bouquets and shawls from Union Minister Pralhad Joshi, his colleagues and top officials of the ministry.
After taking charge, G Kishan Reddy performed a puja-archana in the office.
While addressing media persons, Pralhad Joshi extended his warm wishes and blessings to G Kishan Reddy.
Kishan Reddy won the Secunderabad Lok Sabha seat with 4,73,012 votes in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
He was earlier a three-time MLA and BJP Floor Leader in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Assemblies.
Gangapuram Kishan Reddy started his political career as a Yuva karyakarta (youth worker) in the Janata party. He joined the BJP at its inception in the year 1980.
He entered politics very early by joining the youth wing of the Janata Party and joining the BJP when the erstwhile Janasangh cadre split from the Janata Party.
In 1977, he started his political career as a Leader of the Youth wing of the Janata Party. In 1980 on the formation of the BJP from the Jana Sangh, Kishan Reddy joined the party full-time.
He was appointed as the President of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (Youth wing of BJP) in 2002 when BJP was in power at the Center.
He contested as an MLA from Himayatnagar Assembly constituency in 2004 for the first time, when unfortunately, the entire opposition experienced a rout.
In 2014, he was elected as MLA from Amberpet Assembly Constituency, Hyderabad City.
In 2019 he won the Lok Sabha elections from Secunderabad Constituency.
In May 2019, he became the Minister of State for Home Affairs and from July 2021 he was a Union Minister for Tourism, Culture and Development of the North Eastern Region.
Gangapuram Kishan Reddy hails from Ranga Reddy District, Telangana State was born in a middle-class farmers' family in 1960 to Late Gangapuram Swami Reddy and Late Andalamma.

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