Venkaiah Naidu

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Venkaiah Naidu
वेंकैया नायडू
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13th Vice-President of India
Assumed office
11 August 2017
PresidentRam Nath Kovind
Preceded byMohammad Hamid Ansari
Minister of Information and Broadcasting
In office
5 July 2016 – 17 July 2017
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byArun Jaitley
Succeeded bySmriti Irani
Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
In office
26 May 2014 – 17 July 2017
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byKamal Nath (Urban Development)
Girija Vyas (Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation)
Succeeded byNarendra Singh Tomar
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
In office
26 May 2014 – 5 July 2016
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byKamal Nath
Succeeded byAnanth Kumar
President of the Bharatiya Janata Party
In office
1 July 2002 – 5 October 2004
Preceded byJana Krishnamurthi
Succeeded byL. K. Advani
Minister for Rural Development
In office
30 September 2000 – 30 June 2002
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded bySunder Lal Patwa
Succeeded byKashiram Rana (2003)
Member of the Rajya Sabha
for Rajasthan
In office
5 July 2016 – 10 August 2017(resigned)
Preceded byAnand Sharma
Member of the Rajya Sabha
for Karnataka
In office
1998–2016
Preceded byH. D. Deve Gowda
Succeeded byNirmala Sitharaman
Member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly
for Udayagiri
In office
1978–1985
Preceded by???
Succeeded byMekapati Rajamohan Reddy
Personal details
Born
Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu

(1949-07-01) 1 July 1949 (age 70)
Chavatapalem, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Other political
affiliations
National Democratic Alliance
Spouse(s)
M. Usha (m. 1971)
Children2
Alma materAndhra University

Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu, (born 1 July 1949) is an Indian politician. He is the 13th and current Vice President of India since 11 August 2017. On 5 August 2017, Naidu was elected Vice President of India with 67.89% of the votes.[1]

Naidu served as the Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Urban Development and Information and Broadcasting in the Narendra Modi cabinet.[2] A well known leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, he has also served as its national president from 2002 to 2004.[3] Earlier, he was the Union Cabinet Minister for Rural Development in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "M Venkaiah Naidu Is India's Next Vice President". 5 August 2017.
  2. "Venkaiah Naidu, BJP's south Indian face gets second stint in government". Indian Express. 25 June 2014.
  3. "BJP PRESIDENTS". BJP.
  4. Iqbal, Mohammed (12 June 2016). "BJP wins all seats from Rajasthan" – via www.thehindu.com.
  5. "Cabinet reshuffle: Portfolios of Modi's ministers". 5 July 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016.