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Shri Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu
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Name: Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu
Father's Name Late Shri Rangaiah Naidu
Mother's Name Late Shrimati Ramanamma
Date of Birth 1 July 1949
Place of Birth Chavatapalem, Distt. Nellore (Andhra Pradesh)
Marital Status Married on 14 April 1970
Spouse's Name Shrimati M. Usha
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
Permanent Address House No. 8-2-686/M/3,Plot No. 56, Road No. 12,
Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500034 (Telangana)
Present Address Vice-President's House,
6, Maulana Azad Road,
New Delhi - 110 011
Telephone - 011-23016422, 23016344
E-mail: vpindia[at]nic[dot]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 Sangharsha Samiti of Andhra Pradesh;
  • 1977-80 : President, Youth Wing of Janata Party, Andhra Pradesh;
  • 1978-85 : 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-Sept. 2000 : General Secretary, All India B.J.P.;
  • April 1998 : Elected to Rajya Sabha from Karnataka (first term);
  • 2002-2003 : Member, Committee on Home Affairs; Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Agriculture;
  • Dec. 1999-2001 : Member, Committee on Finance;
  • Jan. 2000-Feb. 2004 : Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Rural Development;
  • 30 Sept. 2000-30 June 2002 : Minister of Rural Development;
  • July 2002-Dec. 2003 : National President, B.J.P.;
  • Jan. 2003- Feb. 2004 : Member, Committee on External Affairs;
  • Jan. 2004-Oct. 2004 : National President, B.J.P. (second term);
  • July 2004 : Re-elected to Rajya Sabha from Karnataka (second term);
  • Aug. 2004-May 2009 : Member, Committee on Finance;
  • Oct. 2004-May 2009 : Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution;
  • April 2005-Jan. 2006 : Senior Vice-President, B.J.P.;
  • Jan. 2006-July 2017 : Member, Parliamentary Board of B.J.P. and Central Election Committee;
  • Sept. 2006-Sept. 2009 : Chairman, Committee on Petitions;
  • Oct. 2006-May 2014 : Member, General Purposes Committee;
  • Dec. 2008-Aug. 2013 : Member, Tobacco Board;
  • Aug. 2009-May 2014 : Chairman, Committee on Home Affairs;
  • July 2010 : Re-elected to Rajya Sabha from Karnataka (third term) (resigned w.e.f. 23 June 2016);
  • April-Nov. 2011 : Chairman, Sub-Committee to examine various provisions of the Enemy Property (Amendment & Validation) Second Bill, 2010 of the Committee on Home Affairs;
  • Dec. 2011-May 2014 : Vice-President, Parliamentary Forum on Disaster Management;
  • 26 May 2014-5 July 2016 : Minister of Urban Development; Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation; and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs;
  • July 2016 : Elected to Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan (fourth term) (resigned w.e.f. 10 August 2017);
  • 5 July 2016-17 July 2017 : Minister of Urban Development; Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation; and Minister of Information and Broadcasting;
  • 11 August 2017 onwards : Vice-President of India and Ex-officio Chairman, Rajya Sabha

Books Published :

  • Articles in newspapers on the subjects of political and public interests

Other interests :

  • Agriculture and social work; motivating voluntary organizations, engaged in constructive work in fields of agriculture, health, vocational education & training, animal care etc.

Hobbies:

  • Reading, educating and motivating people

Countries visited:

  • U.S.A., U.K., Malaysia, Singapore, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Australia, Mauritius, Maldives, Thailand, South Korea, Spain, Italy, Germany, Egypt, Dubai (U.A.E.), Hong-Kong, Cambodia and Austria

Other Information:

  • Was Chairman, Students' Union at College and also in University; imprisoned under M.I.S.A. during the Emergency, 1975-77; was Secretary, (i) B.J.P. Parliamentary Board and (ii) B.J.P. Central Election Committee; Spokesman, B.J.P., 1996-2000