Leader of the Opposition

The Leader of the largest recognized Opposition Party is generally recognized as the Leader of the Opposition. He is an important functionary in the Democratic system. He is given a status of Minister in recognition of his importance. He raises matters of public importance and demands for detailed discussions on them.

The Leader of Opposition is provided a seat in the front row, a room in the Council with Secretarial and other facilities. The Leader of the Opposition also enjoys certain privileges on ceremonial occasions, viz (i) escorting the Chairman-elect to the rostrum; and (ii) seat in the front row at the time of Address by the Governor to both the Houses


Mr. Yanamala Ramakrishnudu - Leader of Opposition

Sri Yanamala Ramakrishnudu is a senior politician and a Polit Bureau member of the Telugu Desam Party from East Godavari in Andhra Pradesh. He was a former Finance Minister of the State of Andhra Pradesh He was a  former Speaker to Tenth legislative Assembly.

Sri Yanamala Ramakrishnudu is the son of Yanamala Appa Rao. He was born on May 12, 1951 in AV Nagaram. He was a graduate and holds a degree in LL.B. from Sagar University in Madhya Pradesh. Ramakrishnudu also has a Masters Degree in Arts.

He is married to Y Vijaya Lakshmi and has two daughters. He reads books and plays shuttle in his pastime.

Sri Yanamala Ramakrishnudu was elected to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly from Tuni constituency for six terms - in 1983, 1985, 1989, 1994, 1999 and 2004. Sri Ramakrishnudu served as the  Minister for  Urban Development, Panchayat Raj Housing and Co operation in the cabinet of . Sri N.T.Rama Rao  and served as  finance minister  in the cabinet of Sri N. Chandra babu Naidu.. He inaugurated the Visakhapatnam branch of Sri Viswa Vignanana Vidya Adhyatmika Peetham in Bheemunipatnam on December 24, 2001.

Sri Ramakrishnudu has traveled abroad several times and has visited USA, Canada, UK, Paris, Brazil, China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, U.A.E., Israel and London



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