Union Minister, Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs
Venkaiah Naidu is Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs. Earlier, he was the Union Cabinet Minister for Rural Development. Mr. Naidu acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Law with specialisation in International Law from Law College, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.
Both as a student leader and political figure, Mr. Naidu gained prominence as a brilliant orator, who vigorously championed the cause of the farmers and the development of backward areas. His oratory skills and political activism propelled his political career and he was elected as an MLA to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly twice from Udayagiri constituency in Nellore district in 1978 and 1983. He rose to become one of the most popular leaders of the BJP in Andhra Pradesh.