Kasu Brahmananda reddy ( (born July 28, 1909 - May 20, 1994 )who hailed from Narasaraopet, a town in Guntur district is a cool and calculating politician and started his career as the disciple to N.Sanjeeva reddy and elected to taluk boards in Guntur district, latter due elevated to the post finance minister in the cabinet of Damodaram Sanjeevayya as representative of sanjeeva reddy.
He worked not only as chief minister of Andhra pradesh but also as Home minister of India and became the president of Indian national congress which was known as Reddy congress.
He had immense patience and was well versed in factional politics since the forties. In Andhra Pradesh politics, he started as a lieutenant of Sanjeeva Reddy, but asserted himself as the Chief Minister after1964.
During Brahmananda reddy's six years of chief minister ship, (1964-1970)Andhra Pradesh witnessed three violent agitations, one for a steel plant-at Vizag, another for a separateTelangana State and the third, the Naxalite Movement in Srikakulam Vizag tribal areas. Mr. Reddy could not tackle any of these problems rationally.
But he had a network of political links through the Panchayat Raj bodies and Co-operatives. That was his real strength in the political filed.
Even at the height of agitation for separate Telangana, Mr.Brahmananda Reddy could manoeuvre a majority of the party legislators on to his side, but he had to resign because majority was never a criterion for Mrs. Indira Gandhi. Since the syndicate within the Congress party wanted to control the central politics, Mrs. Gandhi counteracted by splitting the party and won the majority.
Brahmananda Reddy being a shrewd person, opted for Mrs.Gandhi’s side and was rewarded with the Chairmanship of the Finance Commission.Later he was inducted into the Central Cabinet. Even Brahmananda Reddy committed a mistake in voicing his protest against Mrs. Gandhi and became the President of Congress in 1977, but he had to
surrender once again to Mrs. Gandhi,and was waiting patiently to seek his luck.
Reddy perpetuated the caste system by filling the key posts with his men of his caste and his loyal followers.
Though he worked as the chief minister for so many years, representing NARASARAO PET, in which town Geyamala had education, Brahmananda reddy failed to develop that town.under his regime, political power was divided between two powerful castes, Reddys and kammas.
He died on 20th may, 1994.
Politics of andhra pradesh by noted radical humanist N.Innayya
My education at the birth place of kasu brahmananda reddy, narasarao pet.