Jagat Prakash Nadda (born 2 December 1960) is an Indian lawyer and politician serving as the 11th president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 2020 and the member of the Rajya Sabha representing Himachal Pradesh since 2012.[1] He was the BJP's working president from 2019 to 2020.[2][3]Nadda also served as the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India in the Modi ministry from 2014 to 2019 and Parliamentary Board Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party.[4] Previously, he was the Minister of Forest, Environment, Science and Technology from 2007 to 2012 and the Ministry and the Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Parliamentary Affairs from 1998 to 2003 in the Dhumal ministry in the Himachal Pradesh Government.[5]

J. P. Nadda
Jagat Prakash Nadda
Nadda in 2022
11th President of the Bharatiya Janata Party
Assumed office
20 January 2020 (2020-01-20)
Vice President Raman Singh, Vasundhara Raje, Dilip Ghosh, Raghubar Das, Radha Mohan Singh, Baijayant Panda, D. K. Aruna, A. P. Abdullakutty, Rekha Verma, M. Chuba Ao, Bharti Shiyal
Preceded byAmit Shah
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Assumed office
3 April 2012 (2012-04-03)
Preceded byViplove Thakur
ConstituencyHimachal Pradesh
Working President of the Bharatiya Janata Party
In office
17 June 2019 (2019-06-17) – 20 January 2020 (2020-01-20)
PresidentAmit Shah
Preceded byJana Krishnamurthy
Succeeded byVacant
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare
In office
9 November 2014 (2014-11-09) – 30 May 2019 (2019-05-30)
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byHarsh Vardhan
Succeeded byHarsh Vardhan
Cabinet minister, government of Himachal Pradesh
In office
2007 (2007)–2012 (2012)
Chief MinisterPrem Kumar Dhumal
MinistryForest, Environment, Science and Technology
In office
1998 (1998)–2003 (2003)
Chief MinisterPrem Kumar Dhumal
MinistryHealth & Family Welfare and Parliamentary Affairs
Member of Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
In office
2007 (2007)–2012 (2012)
Preceded byTilak Raj Sharma
Succeeded byBumber Thakur
ConstituencyBilaspur
In office
1993 (1993)–2003 (2003)
Preceded bySada Ram Thakur
Succeeded byTilak Raj Sharma
ConstituencyBilaspur
Personal details
Born
Jagat Prakash Nadda

(1960-12-02) 2 December 1960 (age 62)
Patna, Bihar, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party logo.svg Bharatiya Janata Party
Other political
affiliations
National Democratic Alliance
Spouse
Mallika Banerjee
(m. 1991)
Children2
RelativesJayashree Banerjee (mother-in-law)
Alma mater•St. Xavier's High School,Patna
Websitejagatprakashnadda.in

Personal lifeEdit

Nadda was born on 2 December 1960 in Patna, Bihar in the family of Narain Lall Nadda and Krishna Nadda, with roots in Himachal Pradesh.[6][7][8] He has a brother named Jagat Bhushan Nadda.[9]

Nadda was educated at St. Xavier's School, Patna. Thereafter he did his B.A. from Patna College, Patna University and LL.B. from Faculty of Law, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. As a child, he represented Bihar in the All India Junior Swimming Championship held at Delhi. Nadda married Mallika Nadda (née Banerjee) on 11 December 1991, with whom he has two sons.[8] His mother-in-law Jayashree Banerjee was elected to Lok Sabha in 1999.[10][11]

Political careerEdit

 
Nadda as the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, addressing the UNGA High Level Meeting on HIV-AIDS, in New York on 8 June 2016

Nadda was first elected to the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly in the election of 1993 from Bilaspur. He was re-elected in 1998.

During his first term, he served as the Leader of his party group in the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly, from 1994 to 1998. He was the Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Parliamentary Affairs during his second term.[12]

Nadda was elected for another term in the 2007 elections. After Prem Kumar Dhumal formed a government, he inducted Nadda into his cabinet, as cabinet minister responsible for Forest, Environment, Science and Technology, from 2008 to 2010.[12]

Nadda did not seek re-election to the Legislative Assembly in 2012, and instead got elected to Rajya Sabha, Indian Parliament's upper chamber.[12] In 2014, during a cabinet reshuffle, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made Nadda, the Minister of Health.[13]

Nadda was appointed the national working president of the BJP in June 2019. On 20 January 2020, he was elected unanimously as the BJP National President, a role he took from Amit Shah.[14]

In January 2021 in Bardhaman, West Bengal, Nadda started a new scheme Ek Muthi Chaawal Yojana.[15] In September 2022 he got extension to be the party chief till 2024 Lok Sabha polls.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dutta, Prabhash K. (20 January 2020). "JP Nadda gets full command of BJP in a journey that began with ABVP". India Today. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  2. ^ "JP Nadda elected as BJP national working president, Amit Shah to remain party chief". The Indian Express. 17 June 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  3. ^ "जेपी आंदोलन से सुर्खियों में आए थे जेपी नड्डा, बने विश्व की सबसे बड़ी पार्टी के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष". Amar Ujala. 20 January 2020. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Detailed Profile – Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda – Members of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) – Who's Who – Government: National Portal of India". india.gov.in. Retrieved 25 May 2022.
  5. ^ "The Biography of Jagat Prakash (J P) Nadda". Bihar Prabha. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Jagat Prakash Nadda, President of the Bharatiya Janta Party". jagatprakashnadda.in. Retrieved 9 March 2022.
  7. ^ Taneja, Nidhi (20 January 2020). "JP Nadda: Born in Bihar but Himachali by origin, BJP's new president has a challenge in hand". India TV News. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Detailed Profile: Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda". India.gov.in. Archived from the original on 28 May 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2022.
  9. ^ "Jagat Prakash Nadda all set to head BJP". Free Press Journal. 31 May 2019. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  10. ^ Arnimesh, Shanker (20 January 2020). "Himachal setbacks to Delhi rise — how Modi-Shah favourite JP Nadda became BJP chief". ThePrint. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  11. ^ "Jagat Prakash Nadda Biography". BJPHaryana.org.
  12. ^ a b c "Jagat Prakash Nadda Biography – About family, political life, awards won, history". www.elections.in. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  13. ^ Vincent, Pheroze L. (9 November 2014). "21 new Ministers inducted into Modi Cabinet". The Hindu. Retrieved 25 May 2022.
  14. ^ Hebbar, Nistula (20 January 2020). "Who is JP Nadda, the new BJP national president?". The Hindu. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  15. ^ "BJP launches big farmer push in Bengal with Nadda's 'Ek Mutthi Chawal Sangrah'". Tribune. 9 January 2021. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
  16. ^ Mishra, Himanshu (26 September 2022). "No election for BJP national president, JP Nadda to continue as party chief till 2024 Lok Sabha polls". India Today. Retrieved 14 October 2022.

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Preceded by Minister of Health and Family Welfare
9 November 2014 – 30 May 2019
Succeeded by
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Preceded by President of Bharatiya Janata Party
20 January 2020 – present
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