Assembly Constituency

Punganur is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh.


1952 - B. Krishnamurthy Rao

(Indian National Congress)


1955 - Y.B.V. Chikarayalu
(Independent)
(Indian National Congress)
   


1962 - V. Ramaswami Reddy

(Indian National Congress)


1967 - V. Ramaswami Reddy

(Indian National Congress)
   


1970 - B.Rani Sundarmani

(Independent)


1972 - B.Rani Sundarmani

(Independent)
   


1978 - K.V. Pati

(Indian National Congress I)


1983 - Baggidigopal

(Telugu Desam)
   


1985 - N. Ramakrishna Reddy

(Telugu Desam)
Rama

1989 - N. Ramakrishna Reddy

(Telugu Desam)
 
Rama

1994 - N.Ramakrishna Reddy
(Telugu Desam)
Amarnath Reddy

1996 - N. Amaranatha Reddy

(Telugu Desam)
   
Amarnath Reddy

1999 -N. Sridhar Reddy

(Telugu Desam)
Amarnath Reddy

2004 - N. Amaranatha Reddy

(Telugu Desam)
   


2009 - P. Ramachandra Reddy

(Indian National Congress)
   

The history

According to the information available from the elders of the town and other relevant sources, the town is named after a local diety Punganuru, who save the town from huge floods prior to 5 to 6 hundred years ago. To remember her services along with her other two sisters Subbamma and Rangamma and elder brother Royappa, the Town is named after PUNGAMMA – and called as Punganuruu. Even to day the four tanks dug and built by these four are around the town, named after their names, and they are the main source for keeping ground water level intact around the town.