Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, B.Tech (incomplete)
Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, IT Minister of Andhra Pradesh, has been proclaiming himself as a B.Tech graduate from CBIT. Well, he is not. He joined CBIT to pursue civil engineering in 1982 and was a student until 1990. Even in 1990, he did not clear all his subjects and never obtained a degree.
There is nothing wrong in pursuing a degree for that long. But it is definitely wrong to claim himself as an engineer when in fact he is not. The issue takes more prominence as the person in question is an MLA and a cabinet minister.
In a TV9 interview, when asked whether he was indeed an engineer or not his answer was “I wrote the backlogs and due to being busy with business consignments and politics, I forgot about them”. The who-is-who published by the 13th legislative assembly also identifies Komatireddy Venkat Reddy as an engineer. When asked about whether he should have requested for a correction, his answer was “I forgot”.
Even the previous chief minister, Y.S.Rajashekar Reddy, chose him for jalayagnam consultations based on his qualifications. When all other parties were choosing engineers to represent them, Komatireddy was chosen by YSR to represent congress. When somebody who has this type of credentials is involved in consultations for a project as prestigious as jalayagnam, we should definitely be worried. He was also appointed as the IT minister by YSR solely because he was an engineer.
It is evident that he has been fooling everybody about his qualifications. Unfortunately, even now the state government will not take any action against him. He continues to be the IT and Sports minister of Andhra Pradesh.