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M. Venkaiah Naidu
Vice President

Name: Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu
Mother’s Name: Late Shrimati Ramanamma
Father’s Name: Late Shri Rangaiah Naidu
Spouse’s Name: Shrimati Muppavarapu Usha
Date of Birth: 1 July 1949
Place of Birth: Chavatapalem, SPSR Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh
Children: One Son and One daughter
Educational Qualifications: B.A., B.L. (Educated at V.R. High School, Nellore; V.R. College, Nellore and Law College, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam)
Profession: Agriculturist/Farmer, Political and Social worker
Present Address: Vice-President’s House, 6, Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi – 110 011
Telephone – 011-23016422, 23016344
E-mail: vpindia@nic.in

Positions Held :

  • 1971 : President, Students’ Union, V.R. College, Nellore;
  • 1973-74 : President, Students Union, Andhra University Colleges;
  • 1974 :Convener, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Kshatra Sangharsh Samiti of Andhra Pradesh;
  • 1977-80 : President, Youth Wing of Janata Party, Andhra Pradesh;
  • 1978-83 & 1983-85 : Member, Legislative Assembly, Andhra Pradesh;
  • 1980-83 : Vice-President, Youth Wing of All India B.J.P.;
  • 1980-85 : Leader, B.J.P. Legislature Party in Andhra Pradesh;
  • 1985-88 : General Secretary, Andhra Pradesh State B.J.P.;
  • 1988-93 : President, Andhra Pradesh State Unit of B.J.P.;
  • 1993-2000 : General Secretary, All India B.J.P.;
  • 1996-2000 : Secretary (i) BJP Parliamentary Board, & (ii) BJP Central Election Committee, and (iii) Spokesperson, BJP;
  • April 1998 : Elected to Rajya Sabha from Karnataka (1st term);
  • 1998-99 : Member, Committee on Home Affairs and Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Agriculture;
  • 1998 – 2001 & 2005 – 2013 : Member, Tobacco Board;
  • 1999 – 2000 : Member, Committee on Finance;
  • Jan 2000 : Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Rural Development;
  • 2000 (Sept) –2002 (June) : Minister of Rural Development, Government of India;
  • 2002 (July) – 2004 (Oct) : National President, B.J.P.;
  • 2004 (Jan) – 2004 (Feb) : Member, Committee on External Affairs;
  • June 2004 : Re-elected to Rajya Sabha from Karnataka (2nd term);
  • 2004 – 06 : Member, Standing Committee on Finance;
  • 2005 : Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution ;
  • 2006 – 2008 : Chairman, Committee on Petitions (Rajya Sabha);
  • 2006 onwards Member, (i) BJP Parliamentary Board, and (ii) BJP Central Election Committee ;
  • 2008 – 2014 : Chairman, Committee on Home Affairs (Rajya Sabha);
  • June 2010 : Re-elected to Rajya Sabha in June, 2010 from Karnataka (3rd term);
  • 2011 (Dec) – 2014 (May) : Parliamentary Forum on Disaster Management;
  • 26 May 2014 – 5 July, 2016: Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs;
  • June, 2016 – Re-elected to Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan (4th term);
  • 6th July, 2016-17th July, 2017 :Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information and Broadcasting;
  • 11th August, 2017 onwards: Vice President of India and Ex-officio Chairman, Rajya Sabha;

Other interests:

  • Agriculture, social work and writing articles in newspapers on the subjects of political and public interest; motivating voluntary organizations and involving and guiding constructive works in the fields of agriculture, health, animal care, vocational training, education etc.

Hobbies:

  • Reading, Educating and motivating people

Countries visited:

  • U.S.A., U.K., Malaysia, Singapore, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Mauritius, Maldives, Dubai, Hong Kong, Thailand, Spain, Egypt and Germany.

Other Information:

  • Chairman, Students’ Union at College and also in University;
  • Imprisoned under MISA during the emergency, 1975-77;
 
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