Venkaiah Naidu 13th Vice-President of India

13th Vice-President of India

Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu

Venkaiah Naidu was born on 1 July 1949 in Chavatapalem of Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh State. He is an Indian politician and the current Vice-President of India. Venkaiah Naidu is a prominent name in the Indian politics.

Venkaiah Naidu is the13th Vice-President of India. Venkaiah Naidu took the oath as Vice-President of India on 11 August 2017 at Darbar Hall, Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.

Political career

Venkaiah Naidu served as the Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs in the Narendra Modi government. A prominent leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, he has also served as its national president from 2002 to 2004. Earlier, he was the Union Cabinet Minister for Rural Development in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.

Both as a student leader and political figure, 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 twice from Udaigiri Constituency in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh in 1978 and 1983.

After serving in various organizational 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 was 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 in Hindi, going on to address public rallies in northern India.

Family:

Spouse: Usha Naidu

Son: Harshavardhan Naidu

Daughter: Deepa Venkat

His Son Harshavardhan Naidu runs Business of Toyota Dealership and His Daughter run a Swarna Bharathi trust.

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