Union Minister JP Nadda appointed Leader of House in Rajya Sabha

JP Nadda will be replacing Piyush Goyal as the Leader of the House.
Union Minister JP Nadda appointed Leader of House in Rajya Sabha
Union Health Minister JP Nadda.

The BJP's national president and Union Minister, JP Nadda, was appointed as the Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha on Monday. Earlier this month, Nadda took over the office of the Union Health Ministry. He was also assigned to the Chemicals and Fertilisers Ministry.

Nadda will be replacing Piyush Goyal as the Leader of the House.

After he took an oath as Union Minister, it was expected that JP Nadda would step down from the post of BJP's national president, which he took over from the current Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, in 2020.

However, it seems that Nadda will be holding on to the BJP chief's position.

According to the party laws, a national president is elected only after the organisation polls are completed in 50 percent of all states, which is likely to go on for around six months.

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Union Minister JP Nadda appointed Leader of House in Rajya Sabha

Nadda's political career sprung into the limelight in 1975, when he started as an activist for the Bihar Movement, also known as the JP Movement. Following which, he joined Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), contested student Central Association elections at Patna University, and became secretary in 1977.

He was actively involved in student politics between 1977 and 1979 in Ranchi.

He was first elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2012 from Himachal Pradesh and was made a member of the BJP's parliamentary board in 2014, when Amit Shah assumed the role of the party's chief.

Earlier, he also served as an MLA in Himachal Pradesh's Bilaspur assembly three times, from 1993 to 2007. 

Source: India Today

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