Sunday, Jun 24 2018 | Time 08:59 Hrs(IST)
image
image
  • U S government reunites 522 children removed under 'zero tolerance'
  • Kroos missile secures last-gasp Germany win
  • Trump adviser Kushner tells Palestinian newspaper he's 'ready to work' with Abbas
  • Turks vote for president, parliament in crucial test for Erdogan
  • Russian jets strike rebel held town in Syria -opposition sources
  • Trump defends policies on border, North Korea in visit to Las Vegas
  • Late Kroos winner against Sweden keeps Germany alive
  • Iraqi PM Abadi and cleric Sadr enter into political alliance
  • Late Kroos winner against Sweden keeps Germany alive
India Share

Venkaiah Naidu: brilliant orator, political activists who rose from ranks of RSS Swayamsewak to senior most minister in NDA govt

Venkaiah Naidu: brilliant orator, political activists who rose from ranks of RSS Swayamsewak to  senior most minister  in NDA govt

New Delhi, Jul 17 (UNI) M Venkaiah Naidu, who was today chosen as the NDA's nominee to run for the post of the Vice-President, is a person whose oratorical skills and political activism had a big role in propelling his political career from an RSS swayamsewak to being the troubleshooter of the BJP-led NDA government. In this sense, senior BJP leader and Union Urban Development and Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu seems to be the perfect choice by the NDA for the post of Vice-President. From the beginning of his political career, Naidu, both as a student leader and political figure, gained prominence as a brilliant orator, who vigorously championed the cause of the farmers and the development of backward areas. As the Information and Broadcasting Minister in the NDA government, Mr Naidu has been known for his vociferous advocacy and defence of the government policies and initiatives. Over the years, Mr Naidu has remained in the forefront of the BJP, who also headed the party twice, and was also one of its senior vice-presidents and an important campaigner. He raised Special Status to Andhra Pradesh issue in Rajya Sabha (as opposition member in February 2014) and demanded special category state status to AP. Born on July 1, 1949 at Chavatapalem, in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, Mr Naidu has risen from being a Swayamsewak of the RSS to becoming one of the senior most ministers in the Modi government. Elected as an MLA to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly twice from Udayagiri constituency in Nellore district in 1978 and 1983, he rose to become one of the most popular leaders of the BJP in Andhra Pradesh. After having served in various organisational 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 has since been 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 Hindi, going on to address public rallies in northern India. After the NDA victory in the 1999 general elections, he became the Union Cabinet Minister for Rural development in the government, headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He was known for aggressively pushing for reforms in rural development and for the many schemes introduced during this period such as the 'Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.' He succeeded Jana Krishnamurthy as the National President of the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2002. On January 28, 2004, he was elected unopposed for a full 3-year term as the BJP chief. After the defeat of the BJP led NDA in the 2004 general elections, he resigned from his post on October 18, 2004 and was succeeded by L K Advani. After the massive victory of the BJP in the 2014 general elections, he was sworn in as the Minister for Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs on May 26, 2014. His easy manners and amiable nature has helped him garner well wishers and friends cutting across party affiliations. UNI AR AD

More News
Need to reflect on how stigma, humiliation attached to widowhood can be overcome: Veep

Need to reflect on how stigma, humiliation attached to widowhood can be overcome: Veep

23 Jun 2018 | 9:53 PM

New Delhi, June 23 (UNI) Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday that it is the pious responsibility of everyone to take care of widows and there was a need to reflect on the social attitudes towards widows and how the stigma, humiliation and isolation attached to widowhood can be overcome.

 Sharesee more..
Amit Shah shedding crocodile tears; Modi govt, BJP-PDP govt betrayed people: Cong

Amit Shah shedding crocodile tears; Modi govt, BJP-PDP govt betrayed people: Cong

23 Jun 2018 | 9:36 PM

New Delhi, June 23 (UNI) Charging the Narendra Modi Government at the Centre and the BJP-PDP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir with betraying people and squandering away the work which Congress-UPA did to usher peace in the state, the Congress on Saturday said BJP national president Amit Shah was shedding 'crocodile tears' in front of the people of Jammu.

 Sharesee more..
All help to make Kannur airport fully operational by Sept: Prabhu

All help to make Kannur airport fully operational by Sept: Prabhu

23 Jun 2018 | 8:59 PM

New Delhi, June 23 (UNI) Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said that Kannur airport will be provided all possible help to make it fully operational by September this year and directed the Chairman, Airport Authority of India to take all necessary steps to make the airport as a point of call for foreign airlines.

 Sharesee more..

UNI NEWS DIGEST AT 2000 HRS FOR JUNE 23, 2018

23 Jun 2018 | 7:59 PM

 Sharesee more..

Memo issued to SDN hospital doctors for prescribing outside medicines

23 Jun 2018 | 7:24 PM

New Delhi, June 23 (UNI) The memo has been issued to those doctors of East Delhi Municipal Corporation’s (EDMC) Swami Dayanand Hospital at Dilshad Garden, who were found prescribing medicines from outside to patients during Mayor’s surprise inspection.

 Sharesee more..
image