Nation Politics 18 Jul 2017 From student activis ...

From student activist to nation’s Vice-President

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 18, 2017, 6:12 am IST
Updated Jul 18, 2017, 6:12 am IST
As the first minister of Parliamentary affairs in the Modi Government, Venkaiah was credited with reaching out to the Opposition.
Venkaiah Naidu
 Venkaiah Naidu

Chennai: From being a student activist during Emergency to entering the Andhra Pradesh Assembly to becoming the BJP's national president during the A. B. Vajpayee's premiership and finally one of the trusted colleagues of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that made him NDA's nominee for Vice-President - M. Venkaiah Naidu has come a long way in his political career.

Born into a pre-dominantly agricultural family from Chavatapalem in Nellore district in the then Madras Presidency on July 1, 1949, Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu is known for his vintage slogans, coinages and stress on rhyme in his political speeches and media briefings as BJP president as well as his in latest avatar as Information and Broadcasting Minister.

 

As the first minister of Parliamentary affairs in the Modi Government, Venkaiah was credited with reaching out to the Opposition. He is also credited with launching the Smart City Mission, Atal Mission, Swachh Bharat Mission and Housing for All.

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