Hyderabad: Mr Nadendlla Manohar, who has been elected Speaker of the Legislative Assembly today, is representing Tenali Assembly constituency (96), Guntur District. He is the son of Mr Nadendla Bhaskara Rao, former Chief Minister. Till now, Mr Manohar is the Deputy Speaker of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly. Mr Manohar was elected on Congress party ticket during 2004 and 2009 Assembly elections.
Mr Manohar is an Economics Graduate from Nizam College, Hyderabad and holds a post Graduate Degree in Business Administration with specialization in Marketing, from Osmania University. He is well conversant with parliamentary and legislature procedures and as Member of Panel of Speakers presided over the sittings of the House since the year 2005. He has been taking an active part in politics since his younger days. Late Rajiv Gandhi had nominated him as a Deputy leader of the First Youth delegation to China to improve the friendly relations between the two countries, in 1987.
In recognition of his excellent organizational strength and a rich insight into human psychology, he was appointed as a Secretary in the APCC in 2003 and was later elevated as a General Secretary in 2008 looking after NSUI, Youth Congress and Media Affairs.
He has served in various capacities in the Legislature. He was Chairman of the Assembly Library Committee 2004 to 2009; Chairman of the House Committee on Primary School Education programme 2006 – 09; and presently Chairman of the Legislative Committee on Wild Life Protection and Environment. He has shown keen interest in improving the IT infrastructure in the Legislative Assembly. He was instrumental in digitizing 3,10,000 pages of the debates of the A P legislature Archives from 1952 till 2004 and digitizing the video archives from 1996 to till date.
A nationally ranked Tennis player who has participated inseveral tournaments in the country and abroad, he also has keen interest in Sports like Golf, Cricket, etc.. His other special interests include reading books, listening to Indian and western classical music, interacting and learning from senior politicians and academicians, conservation of wild life and improving the life of the rural poor and downtrodden.