Who is Jagat Prakash Nadda?

Jagat Prakash Nadda

Who is Jagat Prakash Nadda?
Who is Jagat Prakash Nadda?
JP Nadda or Jagat Prakash Nadda is the 11th president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and a member of the Rajya Sabha since 2020, representing Himachal Pradesh. JP Nadda earlier served as Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare in the second Modi Ministry from 2014 to 2019 and Parliamentary Board secretary of BJP.
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He was elected MLA from Himachal Pradesh’s Bilaspur from 1993 to 2003 and then from 2007 to 2012. He also served as the Minister of Forest, Environment, Science and Technology from 2007 to 2012 in the Himachal Pradesh government.
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Personal life
Nadda was born in Bodh village, Bilaspur district, Himachal Pradesh on December 2, 1960, to Shri Narain Lall Nadda and Smt. Krishna Devi.?
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Nadda completed his primary education at St. Xavier's School, Patna. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Patna University and an LLB from the Faculty of Law, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. He was good at swimming and represented Bihar in the All India Junior Swimming Championship held in Delhi.
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JP Nadda married Malika Nadda (née Banerjee) in December 1991, and he has two sons. His mother-in-law, Jayashree Banerjee, was also elected to Lok Sabha in 1999.
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Political life
The political career of the current BJP head, JP Nadda, started as an activist of the Bihar Movement also called the JP Movement in 1975. Thereafter, he joined ABVB and contested student Central Association elections at Patna University and became secretary in 1977.
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He received his bachelor's degree from Patna University and he was actively involved in student politics between 1977 to 1979 in Ranchi.
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He then started his political agitation as a student leader from his hometown Bilaspur. Then he moved from Ranchi University to Himachal University, Shimla, where he earned his LLB degree and was also elected as ABVP president.?
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However, the real journey of Nadda’s political career began in 1993 when he was elected to the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly from the Bilaspur constituency. He was also the leader of his party group during the Legislative Assembly from 1994 to 1998. Resultantly, he was re-elected in 1998, and during his second term in the assembly, he served as the Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Parliamentary Affairs. Nadda got another term from the Bilaspur constituency in 2007.
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He was inducted into the cabinet of the Prem Kumar Dhumal government, and was responsible for Forest, Environment, Science and Technology, from 2008 to 2010.
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In the 2012 election, Nadda didn’t seek re-election and rather got elected to the Rajya Sabha. Then in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi included him in his cabinet as the Minister of Health.?
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Later, he was appointed as the national working president of the BJP in June 2019, and in January 2020, he was unanimously elected as National President of the Bharatiya Janata Party, the role he took over from Amit Shah.

Rise of Nadda?
Nadda has always been an image of dynamism, determination, balance and maturity. His challenging journey was quite long as a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker and former student leader, and now been assigned as the working president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).?
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Nadda credited his achievement to God and often expressed his gratitude to Modi and Shah for having confidence in his abilities to carry on the legacy of master strategist, Shah. He believes that it will be a difficult task to come close to the standards set by Shah.
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Nadda grew under the influence of the legendary politician, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani, and Bhairon Singh Shekhawat who directed him at each step of his political career. He is known for his characteristics of being moderate and receptive.
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Political Analysts believe that Modi and Shah strategise much of the party’s agenda in advance and they have planned the leadership of Nadda accordingly. This is obvious in the declaration built by the party president in a 2019 Lok Sabha political election rally in the Hamirpur region of Himachal Pradesh about the chance of providing more prominent roles to Anurag Thakur if the electorate guaranteed his triumph. This categorical confirmation shocked many as nobody seemed to be certain of a Modi wave at that point.?
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In any case, political observers believe that it was obvious evidence of hidden planning by Modi and Shah to induct Anurag Thakur into the Cabinet while likewise carving out a major space for Nadda in the organisation.
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As things stand today, Nadda will continuously get guidance from the RSS, and the PM, but he will have to prove himself worthy in the organisation to impress his mentors.
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Controversies
Nadda has been involved in a few controversies during his political career. In 2009, he was accused of misusing government funds while he was the Health Minister of Himachal Pradesh. However, he was cleared of all charges by a court of law.
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Recently, a Congress leader, Jaswant Gurjar, filed a petition in court against JP Nadda and BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya for showing Rahul Gandhi as ‘a new age Ravan' over social media posts.
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Nadda was also accused of corruption scams during his stint as Union Health Minister worth Rs 7,000 crore scam related to engineering tenders at AIIMS.?
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In May 2023, a case was filed against Nadda in the Karnataka High Court for Violating Model Code. Later, the court dismissed the petition.
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In 2021, JP Nadda was accused of insulting the national flag while paying his respects to the mortal remains of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh in Lucknow.
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In 2016, students were protesting over poor facilities and during his visit to Bhopal AIIMS, an unidentified student threw ink on him.
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Positions held by JP Nadda
Nadda has held several important positions in the BJP and in the Indian government. Some of his notable positions include:
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  • 1993-98, 1998 – 2003 and 2007 – 2012: Member, Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly.
  • 1994 – 98: Leader, BJP Legislative group, Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly.
  • 1998 – 2003: Cabinet Minister, Health and Family Welfare and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Himachal Pradesh
  • 2008 – 2010: Cabinet Minister, Government of Himachal Pradesh
  • April 2012: Elected to Rajya Sabha
  • May 2012 onwards:? Member, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture
  • August 2012 onwards: Member, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare
  • May 2013 onwards: Member, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Privileges
  • 2014-2019 – Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare
  • January 2020 onwards – National President of the Bharatiya Janata Party
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JP Nadda Net Worth
According to myneta.info, JP Nadda's net worth is around Rs 3 crore with Rs 28 lakhs liabilities.?
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Latest Updates on Jagat Prakash Nadda

Pran Pratishtha' ceremony at Ayodhya ushered in new era, says JP Nadda

3 min read Last Updated :Feb 18 2024 | 12:57 PM IST
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Nadda hails Modi's leadership for BJP's big rise, says will score hat trick

2 min read Last Updated :Feb 17 2024 | 6:37 PM IST
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RS nomination filling window ends, many set to get elected unopposed

5 min read Last Updated :Feb 15 2024 | 6:25 PM IST
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RS polls: All 4 BJP candidates from Guj, including Nadda, file nominations

1 min read Last Updated :Feb 15 2024 | 2:40 PM IST
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BJP's JP Nadda to file nomination today from Gujarat for Rajya Sabha polls

2 min read Last Updated :Feb 15 2024 | 10:14 AM IST
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Rajya Sabha polls: BJP nominates Nadda from Gujarat, Ashok Chavan from Maha

2 min read Last Updated :Feb 14 2024 | 2:58 PM IST
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Nadda to pep up TN BJP for LS polls during his Chennai visit on Feb 11

2 min read Last Updated :Feb 09 2024 | 8:22 PM IST
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Cohesive organisational strategy key to victory in Lok Sabha polls: Nadda

1 min read Last Updated :Feb 04 2024 | 7:49 PM IST
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Nitish Kumar is natural ally, with him we will sweep LS polls: JP Nadda

1 min read Last Updated :Jan 28 2024 | 8:30 PM IST
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No question of going anywhere else now, leaving NDA-fold: Nitish Kumar

2 min read Last Updated :Jan 28 2024 | 8:13 PM IST
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LIVE: Now the double engine govt will benefit Bihar, says JP Nadda

2 min read Last Updated :Jan 28 2024 | 10:35 PM IST
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Republic Day: Resolve to make India developed country, says BJP's JP Nadda

2 min read Last Updated :Jan 26 2024 | 9:51 AM IST
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JP Nadda inaugurates BJP party office in Gandhinagar ahead of 2024 polls

3 min read Last Updated :Jan 23 2024 | 1:47 PM IST
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BJP prez Nadda receives Ram temple invite, says will visit after Jan 22

1 min read Last Updated :Jan 20 2024 | 9:04 PM IST
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Ram temple event Highlights: Nadda gets invite, to visit after Jan 22

2 min read Last Updated :Jan 20 2024 | 8:40 PM IST
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Nadda launches BJP's 'Ek Baar Phir Se Modi Sarkar' wall writing programme

2 min read Last Updated :Jan 15 2024 | 2:06 PM IST
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Congress not even eligible to be Opposition party: BJP chief Nadda

2 min read Last Updated :Jan 10 2024 | 5:52 PM IST
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BJP chairs meeting of party leaders, discusses plans for Ram temple event

2 min read Last Updated :Jan 10 2024 | 6:53 AM IST
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LIVE: Aditya-L1 is at the right place, says Isro chief S Somanath

2 min read Last Updated :Jan 06 2024 | 8:59 PM IST
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JP Nadda presides over Himachal BJP unit meeting to discuss 2024 elections

2 min read Last Updated :Jan 06 2024 | 7:11 AM IST
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