Venkaiah Naidu

Politician

Venkaiah Naidu

Full name - Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu

Born - july 1, 1949

Designation - Urban Development
                        Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
                        Information & Broadcasting minister

Political party - Bhartiya Janta Party

Privious office - Minister of Rural Development
                             Minister Parliamentary Affairs
                             National President, Bharatiya Janata                     Party

Alma mater - Andhra University

Case - N.A

Vainkaiah Naidu is National leader and has a long political track record . At the age of 25 he became President, Students Union, Andhra University later he actively participated in political movements .

Vainkaiah Naidu has very clean political career . currently he is Urban Development Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Information & Broadcasting minister .  A prominent leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, he has also served as its national president from 2002 to 2004. Both as a student leader and political figure, Venkaiah Naidu gained prominence as a brilliant orator, who vigorously championed the cause of the farmers and the development of backward areas.

His oratory skills and political activism propelled his political career and he was elected as an MLA to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly twice from Udayagiri constituency in Nellore district in 1978 and 1983. He rose to become one of the most popular leaders of the BJP in Andhra Pradesh.
Naidu actively participated in 'Jai Andhra Movement' of 1972. His leadership skills boosted his political career and he won the Andhra Pradesh assembly elections twice in 1978 and 1983 from Udayagiri constituency.

After having served in various organisational posts of the BJP at the state and national level, he was elected as a member of the Rajya Sabha from Karnataka in 1998.He has since been re-elected twice in 2004 and 2010 from Karnataka. He served as the party spokesperson from 1996 to 2000, bringing to the job his panache for quirky alliterations and similes. Unlike most politicians from southern India, Naidu made an effort to master Hindi, going on to address public rallies in northern India.

After the NDA victory in the 1999 general elections, he became the Union Cabinet Minister for Rural development in the government headed by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee.He was known for aggressively pushing for reforms in Rural development and for the many schemes introduced during this period such as the 'Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.

He succeeded Jana Krishnamurthy as the National President of the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2002. On 28 January 2004, he was elected unopposed for a full 3-year term. After the defeat of the BJP led NDA in the 2004 general elections, he resigned from his post on 18 October 2004 and was succeeded by L.K. Advani.
However, he has remained in the forefront of the BJP as one of its senior vice-presidents and an important campaigner.
 
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