Jagat Prakash Nadda
Jagat Prakash Nadda (born 2 December 1960) is an Indian politician and the National President of the Bharatiya Janta Party since 20 January 2020. He was the BJP's working president from June 2019 to January 2020.
Jagat Prakash Nadda
J. P. Nadda in 2018
|11th President of the Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Assumed office |
20 January 2020
|Preceded by||Amit Shah|
|Working President of the Bharatiya Janata Party|
17 June 2019 – 20 Jan 2020
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Position Abolished|
|Minister of Health and Family Welfare|
9 November 2014 – 30 May 2019
|Prime Minister||Narendra Modi|
|Preceded by||Harsh Vardhan|
|Succeeded by||Harsh Vardhan|
|Member of Parliament for Rajya Sabha|
|Assumed office |
3 April 2012
|Minister of Forest, Environment, Science and Technology, Himachal Pradesh Government|
|Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Parliamentary Affairs, Himachal Pradesh Government|
|Preceded by||Tilak Raj Sharma|
|Succeeded by||Bumber Thakur|
|Preceded by||Sada Ram Thakur|
|Succeeded by||Tilak Raj Sharma|
|Born||2 December 1960|
Patna, Bihar, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
Mallika Nadda (m. 1991)
|Alma mater||Patna College (BA)|
Himachal Pradesh University (LLB)
Nadda is the former Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare and member of Rajya Sabha from Himachal Pradesh and Parliamentary Board Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party. Earlier, he was a Minister in Himachal Pradesh Government.
A Himachali by origin, Nadda was born on 2 December 1960 to Narain Lall Nadda and Krishna Nadda in Patna, Bihar. 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.
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.
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.
Nadda did not seek re-election to the Legislative Assembly in 2012, and instead got elected to Rajya Sabha, Indian Parliament's upper chamber. In 2014, during a cabinet reshuffle, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made Nadda, the Minister of Health.
- 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.
- "JP Nadda elected as BJP national working president, Amit Shah to remain party chief". The Indian Express. 17 June 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
- "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.
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- 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.
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- Phiroze L. Vincent (9 November 2014). "21 new Ministers inducted into Modi Cabinet". The Hindu.
| Minister of Health and Family Welfare
9 November 2014 - 30 May 2019