J P Nadda Reassumes Health Ministry, Overseeing Lok Sabha 2024 Prep

BJP President J P Nadda has assumed responsibility for the Union Health Ministry, alongside the Chemicals and Fertilizers Ministry. His tenure as BJP president was extended to oversee the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Shiv Sena MP Prataprao Jadhav also joined the Health Ministry as Minister of State.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 11-06-2024 13:07 IST | Created: 11-06-2024 13:07 IST
J P Nadda Reassumes Health Ministry, Overseeing Lok Sabha 2024 Prep
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BJP President J P Nadda took charge of the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday.

He was allocated the Health Ministry as well as the Chemicals and Fertilizers Ministry on Monday, a day after taking oath as a cabinet minister in the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government.

In the previous Modi government, both the ministries were helmed by Mansukh Mandaviya.

Nadda previously held the health portfolio during Modi's first term before becoming BJP's working president in 2019 and then party president in January 2020, following Amit Shah's appointment as Union Home Minister.

Nadda was given a six-month extension as BJP president to oversee the Lok Sabha 2024 elections. His term ends in June.

The 63-year-old BJP leader, who has a law degree, started his political career with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the students' wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). He later became the president of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), BJP's youth wing, in 1991.

He has held various key positions within the BJP, headed election campaigns in multiple states, and served as a minister in BJP-led governments in Himachal Pradesh.

Nadda was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2012 and joined the BJP's parliamentary board in 2014 when Amit Shah became the party president. After the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Nadda was named BJP's working president before being elevated to full president in January 2020.

Concurrently, Shiv Sena MP Prataprao Jadhav took charge as Minister of State for Health. He has also been allocated the Ayush Ministry as Minister of State (Independent Charge). The 64-year-old leader secured his fourth consecutive term from the Buldhana Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra.

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