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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 Plot No. 514, Road No. 29, Jubilee Hills
Hyderabad-500033 (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);
  • 30 Sept. 2000 - 30 June 2002 : Minister of Rural Development
  • July 2002-Dec. 2003 : National President, B.J.P.;
  • Jan. 2004-Oct. 2004 : National President, B.J.P. (second term);
  • July 2004 : Re-elected to Rajya Sabha from Karnataka (second term);
  • 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;
  • 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);
  • 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;
  • May 2017 – April 2018 : President of the UN Habitat and presided over the deliberations of 58 – member Governing Council
  • 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 and books ‘Moving on...Moving forward: A Year in Office’ and ‘Selected Speeches of Venkaiah Naidu : Volume 1’

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:

  • Before August 2017 :
    Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Cambodia, Dubai (U.A.E.), Egypt, Paris (France), Gautemala, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Malavi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, South Korea, Thailand, Zimbabwe, U.K. and U.S.A.
  • After August 2017 :
    • May 05-14, 2018 - Guatemala, Panama and Peru
    • September 07-11, 2018 – Chicago (U.S.A. ) -Chief Guest at the Second World Hindu Congress to mark the 125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Historic Speech at the Parliament of the World's Religions in 1893.
    • September 14-21, 2018 - Serbia, Malta and Romania
    • October 17-20, 2018 – Brussels (Belgium) - Represented India at ASEM12 SUMMIT
    • October 31-November 06, 2018 - Botswana, Zimbabwe and Malawi
    • November 09-12, 2018 – Paris (France ) - Represented India at Armistice Centenary and Paris Peace Forum and inaugurated the Indian war Memorial at Villers-Guislain
    • March 04-11, 2019 - Paraguay and Costa Rica

Honoris Causa:

  • Conferred Doctorate for contribution in the Rule of Law, democracy and sustainable development by the University for Peace on March 08, 2019 at Costa Rica

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