Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu

Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu
Name: Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu
Father's Name Late Shri Rangaiah Naidu
Mother's Name Late Shrimati Ramanamma
Date of Birth 1st July 1949
Place of Birth Chavatapalem, SPSR Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh
Spouse's Name Shrimati Muppavarapu Usha
Children One Son and One daughter
Educational Qualifications B.A., B.L.(Educated at V.R. High School, Nellore; V.R. College,Nellore and Law College, Andhra University,Visakhapatnam)
Profession Agriculturist/Farmer, Political and Social worker
Present Address 30, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Road, New Delhi
Tele-fax : 011-23019387 & 23019388
e-mail : minister-mud[at]gov[dot]in

Positions Held :

1971 President, Students' Union, V.R. College, Nellore
1973-74 President, Students Union, Andhra University Colleges
1974 Convener, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Kshatra Sangharsh Samiti of Andhra Pradesh
1977-80 President, Youth Wing of Janata Party, Andhra Pradesh
1978-83 & 1983-85 Member, Legislative Assembly, Andhra Pradesh
1980-83 Vice-President, Youth Wing of All India B.J.P.
1980-85 Leader, B.J.P. Legislature Party in Andhra Pradesh
1985-88 General Secretary, Andhra Pradesh State B.J.P.
1988-93 President, Andhra Pradesh State Unit of B.J.P.
1993 -2000 General Secretary, All India B.J.P.
1996 - 2000 Secretary (i) BJP Parliamentary Board, & (ii) BJP CentralElection Committee, and (iii) Spokesperson, BJP
April 1998 Elected to Rajya Sabha from Karnataka (1st term)
1998 - 99 Member, Committee on Home Affairs and Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Agriculture
1998 - 2001 & 2005 - 2013 Member, Tobacco Board
1999 - 2000 Member, Committee on Finance
Jan 2000 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Rural Development
2000 (Sept) -2002 (June) Minister of Rural Development, Government of India
2002 (July) - 2004 (Oct) National President, B.J.P.
2004 (Jan) - 2004 (Feb) Member, Committee on External Affairs
June 2004 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha from Karnataka (2nd term)
2004 - 06 Member, Standing Committee on Finance
2005 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
2006 - 2008 Chairman, Committee on Petitions (Rajya Sabha)
2006 onwards Member, (i) BJP Parliamentary Board, and (ii) BJP Central Election Committee
2008 - 2014 Chairman, Committee on Home Affairs (Rajya Sabha)
June 2010 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha in June, 2010 from Karnataka (3rd term)
2011 (Dec) - 2014 (May) Parliamentary Forum on Disaster Management
26 May 2014 onwards Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs.
June, 2016 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan (4th term)

Social and Cultural Activities :

Other interests Agriculture, social work and writing articles in newspapers on the subjects of political and public interest; motivating voluntary organizations and involving and guiding constructive works in the fields of agriculture, health, animal care, vocational training, education etc
Hobbies Reading, Educating and motivating people
Countries visited U.S.A., U.K., Malaysia, Singapore, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Mauritius, Maldives, Dubai,Hong Kong, Thailand, Spain, Egypt and Germany.
Other Information Chairman, Students' Union at College and also in University;
Imprisoned under MISA during the emergency,1975-77;