Women in Legislature

Right from the inception of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly, women as legislators have played a significant role. In the year 1956, when the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly was constituted by  unifying Andhra and Hyderabad Legislative Assemblies, there were eleven elected women members in the House.

As the years progressed, the number of elected women members in the Andhra Pradesh Legislature kept steadily increasing. At present there are 5 women MLCs and 36 women MLAs, representing various constituencies of the state of Andhra Pradesh.

To give special thrust to the welfare of women and to focus on alleviation of their problems, the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly constituted the Committee on Welfare of Women and Children in the year 1993.

The year 1999 , the Eleventh Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly unanimously elected Mrs. K. Prathibha Bharathi as the Speaker of the House. She was the first Woman Speaker of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly.

The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly has taken up several new initiatives like providing Zero Hour opportunity to all the women legislators on the occasion of International women's day.

The 13th Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly has given a new dimension to the theme of Common Wealth Parliamentary Association by felicitating eight women from different walks of life as ‘Agents of Change' in recognition of their exemplary service to the society with commitment and passion.

Women MLC Report as on 1.1.2015

 
Sl. No. Name of the Member Party Affiliation
1. Smt. Kavali Pratibha Bharathi TDP
2. Smt. Anguri Lakshmi Siva Kumari TDP
3. Smt. Gummidi Sandhya Rani TDP
4. Smt. P. Samanthakamani TDP
5. Smt. T. Ratnabai Nominated

 

Women MLA Report

S.No Member Name Const. No. Constituency Party
1. SMT. GUNDA LAKSHMI DEVI 124 SRIKAKULAM TDP
2. SMT. VISWASARAYI KALAVATHI 129 PALAKONDA (ST) YSRCP
3. SMT. PAMULA PUSHPA SREEVANI 130 KURUPAM (ST) YSRCP
4. SMT. KIMIDI MRUNALINI 134 CHEEPURUPALLI TDP
5. SMT. GEETHA MEESALA 137 VIZIANAGARAM TDP
6. SMT. LALITHA KUMARI KOLLA 138 SRUNGAVARAPUKOTA TDP
7. SMT. ESWARI GIDDI 148 PADERU (ST) YSRCP
8. SMT. ANITHA VANGALAPUDI 152 PAYAKARAOPETA (SC) TDP
9. SMT. PILLI ANANTHA LAKSHMI 157 KAKINADA RURAL TDP
10. SMT. VANTALA RAJESWARI 172 RAMPACHODAVARAM (ST) YSRCP
11. SMT. PEETHALA SUJATHA 187 CHINTALAPUDI (SC) TDP
12. SMT. UPPULETI KALPANA 196 PAMARRU (SC) YSRCP
13. SMT. TANGIRALA SOWMYA 202 NANDIGAMA (SC) TDP
14. MS. BHUMA AKHILA PRIYA 253 ALLAGADDA YSRCP
15. SMT. GOWRU CHARITHA REDDY 257 PANYAM YSRCP
16. DR. B YAMINI BALA 271 SINGANAMALA (SC) TDP
17. SMT. PARITALA SUNITHAMMA 274 RAPTADU TDP
18. MRS. M SUGUNAMMA 286 TIRUPATI TDP
19. SMT. R.K. ROJA 289 NAGARI YSRCP
20. SMT. D. A. SATHYA PRABHA 291 CHITTOOR TDP