Mr. Kiran Kumar Reddy had assumed office as the 16th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on November 25, 2010 in the wake of the resignation of incumbent K Rosaiah.
With his own party (Congress) remaining divided vertically on regional lines over the division issue, it is no mean an achievement for the 53-year-old cricketer-turned-politician completed three years in office.
Mr. Reddy has not only battled attacks on him, almost on a daily basis, from Congress leaders, but also main opposition TDP, YSR Congress and others.
Though Congress and opposition leaders attacked him over his style of functioning, he acquired the image of being a no-nonsense and tough administrator.
Against the backdrop of several Congress MLAs switching loyalties, Reddy had also survived a no-confidence motion moved against his government.