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Venkaiah Naidu
वेंकैया नायडू
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13th Vice-President of India
Assumed office
11 August 2017
President Ram Nath Kovind
Preceded by Mohammad Hamid Ansari
Minister of Information and Broadcasting
In office
5 July 2016 – 17 July 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Preceded by Arun Jaitley
Succeeded by Smriti Irani
Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
In office
26 May 2014 – 17 July 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Preceded by Kamal Nath (Urban Development)
Girija Vyas (Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation)
Succeeded by Narendra Singh Tomar
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
In office
26 May 2014 – 5 July 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Preceded by Kamal Nath
Succeeded by Ananth Kumar
President of the Bharatiya Janata Party
In office
1 July 2002 – 5 October 2004
Preceded by Jana Krishnamurthi
Succeeded by L. K. Advani
Minister for Rural Development
In office
30 September 2000 – 30 June 2002
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded by Sunder Lal Patwa
Succeeded by Kashiram Rana (2003)
Member of the Rajya Sabha
for Rajasthan
In office
5 July 2016 – 10 August 2017(resigned)
Preceded by Anand Sharma
Member of the Rajya Sabha
for Karnataka
In office
Preceded by H. D. Deve Gowda
Succeeded by Nirmala Sitharaman
Member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly
for Udayagiri
In office
Preceded by ???
Succeeded by Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy
Personal details
Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu

1 July 1949 (1949-07-01) (age 72)
Chavatapalem, India
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Other political
National Democratic Alliance
M. Usha (m. 1971)
Children 2
Alma mater Andhra University

Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu, (born 1 July 1949) is an Indian politician. He is the 13th and current Vice President of India since 11 August 2017. On 5 August 2017, Naidu was elected Vice President of India with 67.89% of the votes.

Naidu served as the Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Urban Development and Information and Broadcasting in the Narendra Modi cabinet. A well known leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, he has also served as its national president from 2002 to 2004. Earlier, he was the Union Cabinet Minister for Rural Development in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.

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