Jagat Prakash Nadda

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Jagat Prakash Nadda
Jagat Prakash Nadda
J. P. Nadda in 2018
Working President of the Bharatiya Janata Party
Assumed office
17 June 2019
President Amit Shah
Preceded by Position established
Minister of Health and Family Welfare
In office
9 November 2014 – 30 May 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Preceded by Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Succeeded by Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Member of Parliament for Rajya Sabha
Assumed office
3 April 2012
Constituency Himachal Pradesh
Minister of Forest, Environment, Science and Technology, Himachal Pradesh Government
In office
Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Parliamentary Affairs, Himachal Pradesh Government
Assembly Member
for Bilaspur
In office
In office
Preceded by Tilak Raj Sharma
Succeeded by Bumber Thakur
In office
Preceded by Sada Ram Thakur
Succeeded by Tilak Raj Sharma
Personal details
Born (1960-12-02) 2 December 1960 (age 58)
Patna, Bihar, India
Nationality Indian
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Dr. Mallika Nadda
Children 2

Jagat Prakash Nadda (born 2 December 1960) is an Indian politician and the Working President of the Bharatiya Janta Party since June 2019.[1] He is the former Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare[2] and member of Rajya Sabha from Himachal Pradesh and Parliamentary Board Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party.[3] Earlier, he was a Minister in Himachal Pradesh Government.[4]

Early life

He was born on 2 December 1960 to Dr. Narain Lall Nadda and Shrimati Krishna Nadda. He was educated at St. Xaviers School, Patna. Thereafter he did his B.A. from Patna College, Patna University and LL.B. from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. As a child, he represented Bihar State in the All India Junior Swimming Championship held at Delhi.[5] On 11 December 1991, he married Dr. Mallika Nadda and now the couple have two sons.

Political career

Nadda was first elected to the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly in the election of 1993, he was subsequently re-elected in 1998.

During his first term, he served as the Leader of his party group in the H.P. Legislative Assembly, from 1994 to 1998. He was the Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Parliamentary Affairs during his second term.[6]

Nadda was elected for another term in the 2007 elections. After Prem Kumar Dhumal formed a government, he inducted Nadda in his cabinet, as cabinet minister responsible for Forest, Environment, Science and Technology, from 2008 to 2010.[6]

Nadda did not seek re-election to the Legislative Assembly in 2012, and instead got elected to Rajya Sabha, Indian Parliament's upper chamber.[6] In 2014, during a cabinet reshuffle, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made Nadda, the Minister of Health.[7]


  1. ^ "JP Nadda elected as BJP national working president, Amit Shah to remain party chief". The Indian Express. 17 June 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  2. ^ Ministry of Health & Family Welfare-Government of India. "Cabinet Minister". mohfw.nic.in.
  3. ^ "Detailed Profile - Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda - Members of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) - Who's Who - Government: National Portal of India". india.gov.in.
  4. ^ "The Biography of Jagat Prakash (J P) Nadda". news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Detailed Profile: Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda".
  6. ^ a b c "Jagat Parkash Nadda Biography".
  7. ^ Phiroze L. Vincent (9 November 2014). "21 new Ministers inducted into Modi Cabinet". The Hindu.
Political offices
Preceded by
Harsh Vardhan
Minister of Health and Family Welfare
9 November 2014 - 30 May 2019
Succeeded by
Harsh Vardhan

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