Chivukula Upendra does Telugus proud
B. Madhu Gopal
|From Kavali in Nellore district to the New Jersey Assembly, Chivukula Upendra has gone a long way|
VISAKHAPATNAM: An Andhra has been elected twice to the Assembly of New Jersey. Wonder what's so great in it?
The legislator Chivukula Upendra was elected to represent Constituency No.17 in New Jersey that has a population of 2.2 lakhs. The population includes 51 per cent whites, 19 per cent blacks, 11 per cent Spaniards and six per cent Indians.
It shows Mr. Upendra's popularity not only among the Indian population living in his constituency but also among the people of other races. It is all the more interesting that he won the election in September 2001 when the 9/11 attacks were still fresh in the minds of the people.
Hailing from Kavali in Nellore district, Mr. Upendra had his school and college education in Chennai.
Mr. Upendra was first elected Deputy Mayor of Franklin Township and later as its Mayor.
Courtesy: The Hindu