Political Journey

Sunil's pursuit of international exposure led him to France, where he earned his Bachelors in International Business. Despite financial challenges, he persevered, later attaining an MBA in Business Finance from the University of Hull, United Kingdom. Sunil's resourcefulness and determination shone through as he ventured into entrepreneurship, establishing successful companies in the IT and telecom sectors.

His commitment to quality over quantity in hiring not only generated wealth but also provided employment opportunities, especially for the youth in Andhra Pradesh. Sunil's success abroad inspired him to bring his expertise back to his roots. Destiny led him to Kakinada, where he saw the potential for an even greater success story.

More than the pull of Megastar Chiranjeevi, it was the opportunity to build a party from scratch that made Sunil Chalamalasetty start his political innings with the Praja Rajyam Party in 2009. He lost narrowly, but against a political heavyweight. Even the next two elections were highly challenging. In 2014, it was again a new party, YSRCP, which was contesting assembly elections throughout the state for the first time, and in 2019, he fought against a strong Jagan wave. Both times he stood second but he got the support of 5 lakh voters which is almost half of the electorate in the constituency.

His opponents accuse him often of being flippant and changing parties, but Sunil’s commitment is only to the people of Kakinada. And based on the wishes of those who followed him, he took decisions. In a democracy, this is the hallmark of a true leader. And even without a position of power, Sunil stood for society through his charitable trust, which organized job melas, conducted blood donation camps, and helped those who lost everything in fire accidents rebuild their lives. Sunil believes that a leader doesn’t always need to be among the people but should have their back when it matters the most to them.

Respecting the love and affection people have showered on Sunil in the last decade and a half, irrespective of the electoral result, the Chief Minister and YSRCP Chief Sri YS Jaganmohan Reddy has reposed his faith in Sunil Chalamalasetty. He was appointed as the parliamentary in-charge for Kakinada, and he believes firmly that this time he will reach the parliament hall in Delhi with the blessings of the people.

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