Jagat Prakash Nadda

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Jagat Prakash Nadda (born 2 December 1960) is an Indian politician and the National President of the Bharatiya Janta Party since 20 January 2020.[1] He was the BJP's working president from June 2019 to January 2020.[2][3]

Jagat Prakash Nadda
Jagat Prakash Nadda
J. P. Nadda in 2018
11th President of the Bharatiya Janata Party
Assumed office
20 January 2020
Preceded byAmit Shah
Working President of the Bharatiya Janata Party
In office
17 June 2019 – 20 Jan 2020
PresidentAmit Shah
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition Abolished
Minister of Health and Family Welfare
In office
9 November 2014 – 30 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byHarsh Vardhan
Succeeded byHarsh Vardhan
Member of Parliament for Rajya Sabha
Assumed office
3 April 2012
ConstituencyHimachal Pradesh
Minister of Forest, Environment, Science and Technology, Himachal Pradesh Government
In office
Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Parliamentary Affairs, Himachal Pradesh Government
Assembly Member
for Bilaspur
In office
In office
Preceded byTilak Raj Sharma
Succeeded byBumber Thakur
In office
Preceded bySada Ram Thakur
Succeeded byTilak Raj Sharma
Personal details
Born (1960-12-02) 2 December 1960 (age 59)
Patna, Bihar, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Mallika Nadda (m. 1991)
Alma materPatna College (BA)
Himachal Pradesh University (LLB)

Nadda is the former Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare[4] and member of Rajya Sabha from Himachal Pradesh and Parliamentary Board Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party.[5] Earlier, he was a Minister in Himachal Pradesh Government.[6]

Personal life

A Himachali by origin, Nadda was born on 2 December 1960 to Narain Lall Nadda and Krishna Nadda in Patna, Bihar.[7][8] He was educated at St. Xavier's School, Patna. Thereafter he did his B.A. from Patna College, Patna University and LL.B. from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. As a child, he represented Bihar in the All India Junior Swimming Championship held at Delhi. Nadda married Mallika Nadda on 11 December 1991, with whom he has two sons.[8]

Political career

Nadda was first elected to the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly in the election of 1993, he was subsequently re-elected in 1998.

During his first term, he served as the Leader of his party group in the H.P. Legislative Assembly, from 1994 to 1998. He was the Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Parliamentary Affairs during his second term.[9]

Nadda was elected for another term in the 2007 elections. After Prem Kumar Dhumal formed a government, he inducted Nadda in his cabinet, as cabinet minister responsible for Forest, Environment, Science and Technology, from 2008 to 2010.[9]

Nadda did not seek re-election to the Legislative Assembly in 2012, and instead got elected to Rajya Sabha, Indian Parliament's upper chamber.[9] In 2014, during a cabinet reshuffle, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made Nadda, the Minister of Health.[10]


  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. ^ Ministry of Health & Family Welfare-Government of India. "Cabinet Minister". mohfw.nic.in.
  5. ^ "Detailed Profile - Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda - Members of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) - Who's Who - Government: National Portal of India". india.gov.in.
  6. ^ "The Biography of Jagat Prakash (J P) Nadda". news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  7. ^ Taneja, Nidhi (20 January 2020). "JP Nadda: Born in Bihar but Himachali by origin, BJP's new president has a challenge in hand". www.indiatvnews.com. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Detailed Profile: Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda".
  9. ^ a b c "Jagat Prakash Nadda Biography - About family, political life, awards won, history". www.elections.in. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  10. ^ Phiroze L. Vincent (9 November 2014). "21 new Ministers inducted into Modi Cabinet". The Hindu.
Political offices
Preceded by
Harsh Vardhan
Minister of Health and Family Welfare
9 November 2014 - 30 May 2019
Succeeded by
Harsh Vardhan