Profile of the NDA's Vice Presidential Candidate

In the meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Party for the Vice Presidential post, the name of Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu has been stamped. Naidu is a trustworthy name for PM Modi and party president Amit Shah. Naidu has come out of the ordinary background and has reached here.

Take a look at Naidu's personal and political journey:
Venkaiah Naidu was born on July 1, 1949 in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh.
Father's name: Rangaiya Naidu (farmer)
Education: After completing school studies from Nellore, he graduated in politics and diplomacy from there. Degree in International Law from Visakhapatnam's Law College
Marriage: Married to Usha on April 14, 1971.
Children: A son and a daughter
Venkaiah Naidu has been a Rajya Sabha MP four times. At present, he is an MP from Rajasthan. After Naidu was elected in 1998 for the first time in the Rajya Sabha from 2004, 2010, and in 2016, he became a Rajya Sabha MP.
- As a volunteer of RSS, in the All India Vidyarthi Parishad he became president of the college union.
- In 1972, Venkaiah was a popular leader from the Andhra movement.
In 1974, Jaiprakash Narayan's Student Conflict Committee became the convener of Andhra Pradesh.
Naidu had also been jailed in the year 1975 during  emergency.
- For the first time in 1978, at the age of 29, he became a legislator. In 1983, the Assembly reached and slowly emerged as the BJP's biggest leader in the state.
- Between 1977 and 1980, during the Janata Party, he was also the President of its Youth Wing.

- Between 1980 and 1983, he became the Vice President of National BJP Youth Wing,
- BJP leader in the Andhra Pradesh assembly from 1980 to 85.
- Between 1988 and 1993, he was the President of Andhra Pradesh BJP.
- From 1993 to 2000, Naidu became the BJP’s National General Secretary
- From 1996-2000 the party's national spokesperson.
- In 1998, for the first time elected to the Rajya Sabha from Karnataka.
- In 1999, in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's government, he was the Rural Development Minister.

- Naidu was elected the BJP's national president for the first time in 2002.
Naidu became the national president in 2004, but after the party's defeat in the general elections that year, he resigned.
After April 2005, he was appointed as Senior Vice President of BJP.

After 2006, Venkaiah was made a member of the BJP Parliamentary Board and member of the Central Election Committee.
                                                                                    ----Ranjana Jha