Sri. Nara Chandrababu Naidu
The Hon’ble Chief Minister
- Date of Birth
- : 1950
- Birth Place
- : Andhra Pradesh
- : Masters in Economics
Nara Chandrababu Naidu was born on April, 20 ,1950 to Nara Kharjura Naidu and Ammanamma in Naravaripalli Village, Chittoor dist., Andhra Pradesh. Chandrababu Naidu belonged to middle class agricultural family in Naravaripalli village.He has one elder sister and one younger brother.His parents were very hard working and toiled in their small agricultural land of 5 acres. Since childhood, he was a very observant and hardworking man. He did his primary education in the near by Chandragiri town and subsequently completed his Masters in Economics from Sri Venkateswara Arts college,Tirupati.
Naidu was drawn to politics at an early age, and joined Youth Congress as a student leader in Chandragiri, near Tirupati. Naidu received an Indian National Congress (INC) nomination in 1978 under the 20-percent quota for youth to run for the office of the member of the legislative assembly (MLA) in Chandragiri constituency. He was appointed as technical education and cinematography minister in T.Anjaiah’s government at the age of 28. He was the youngest minister in the Congress cabinet.
As the cinematography minister, Mr Naidu came in contact with N. T. Rama Rao, popularly known as NTR, a popular film star in Telugu cinema. In 1980, he married Bhuvaneswari, NTR’s third daughter.
In 1982, NTR formed the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and swept the assembly polls held in 1983. Mr Naidu, who was then still in the INC, joined the TDP soon after. In the 1989 assembly election, Chandrababu Naidu contested from Kuppam and won by 5,000 votes.
In 1995-2004, as a Chief Minister, he introduced many market-based reforms while at the same time formulating many populist schemes which none of his predecessors ever launched. IT and ITES sectors boomed during his tenure, giving rise to a separate state level IT policy.
Heaps of files in government offices were cleared regularly and he brought about revolutionary changes in the solving people’s problems. He always believed in walking the talk and modernized administration by computerizing a number of government operations.
He made the administration run professionally as an efficient organization and came out with a Vision-2020 policy document for the all-round development of the state and implemented it with passion, be it in IT, bio-technology or tourism.
Mr. Naidu’s vision includes making Andhra Pradesh another Singapore. He launched initiatives which aim at achieving excellence in all walks of life and focus on community building through teamwork.
In 2014 Elections, the Telugu Desam Party returned to power, in the state of Andhra Pradesh winning 102 seats out of 175 seats. Chandrababu Naidu led TDP to an outright majority in the state of Andhra Pradesh and took oath as the first Chief Minister of the residuary state of Andhra Pradesh on June 8th 2014 at mangalgiri in the grounds of Acharya Nagarjuna University near Guntur.
Naidu is married to N.T.Rama Rao’s third daughter, Bhuvaneswari. The couple has a son, Lokesh, who is married to Brahmani (eldest daughter of Nandamuri Balakrishna, N.T. Rama Rao’s son).
Yogi Adityanath, the controversial hardline advocate of Hindutva, will be the 32nd Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He will be sworn in at 2.15 p.m. on Sunday.
Bringing an end to the suspense since the Assembly election results were declared a week ago on March 11, the BJP announced the five-time Member of Parliament from Gorakhpur as its Chief Minister-elect on Saturday after he was chosen leader of its legislature party.
The State will also have two deputy chief ministers — Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma — both of whom were also front runners for the top post. While Mr. Maurya is the BJP’s State president, Mr. Sharma is the Mayor of Lucknow.
A delegation of BJP leaders, led by Adityanath and BJP leader and Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu, later met Governor Ram Naik and staked claim to form the government.
The CM-designate also met the DGP and the Chief Secretary and discussed the law and order situation in the State. Sources said that in his address to party MLAs, Adityanath promised to implement the “Modi-model of development” in U.P.
He resolved that like Mr. Modi, he would not rest easily and would work tirelessly. “Na bhaitunga na bhaitne dunga” [neither will I rest, nor will I let others], a BJP leader quoted Adityanath as saying
While Adityanath, whose birth name is Ajay Singh Bisht, is a Thakur, Mr. Maurya is an OBC and Mr. Sharma a Brahmin. The balancing of castes is intended to guide the BJP’s future strategy in the State, especially in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
Mr. Maurya’s nomination as the State president was made last year as part of the party’s efforts to extend its outreach among the non-Yadav backward classes.
While Adityanath is inspired by the Hindu Mahasabha and runs his own Hindutva militia outfit, the Hindu Yuva Vahini, in east UP, both Mr. Maurya and Mr. Sharma have a long and deep association with the RSS. Mr. Maurya, the MP from Phulpur, started his career as a VHP activist.
Mr. Sharma, a professor by profession, was promoted as a party vice-president and appointed in-charge of Gujarat, after the 2014 Lok Sabha election. Last year, he organised the Dusshera rally in Lucknow which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sangh ideologue Deen Dayal Upadyaya was close to Mr. Sharma’s father and often visited his residence in Aishbagh here.
Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu announced the names at the Lok Bhawan here after a meeting of the BJP MLAs and those of its two allies: the Apna Dal (Soney Lal) and the Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party. The alliance secured 325 seats in the 403-member Assembly.
Mr. Naidu, who was appointed as central observer to the legislature party meeting, said Adityanath’s name was unanimously passed by a voice vote.
Mr. Naidu said senior party MLA Suresh Khanna proposed Adityanath’s name at the meeting, which was then endorsed by 11 others. The BJP’s “historic win” in U.P. was a “watershed moment” in the party’s history and established it as the “common man’s party”, Mr. Naidu told reporters during the official press briefing. He said the BJP’s sweeping win was a mandate in favour of development and good governance and against caste politics, religious vote bank politics and corruption.
Yogi Adityanath, who was seated beside him, did not speak to the media. However, Mr. Naidu said that during his acceptance speech after being elected leader, the CM-elect has said that since U.P. was a large State, he needed assistance in governing it and proposed the names of Mr. Sharma and Mr. Maurya as deputy CMs.
Mr. Naidu said he then rang up party president Amit Shah, who gave his consent to the proposal. Apart from Mr. Naidu, his co-observer Bhupendra Yadav, Rajya Sabha member Om Mathur, Union Minister Kalraj Mishra and Apna Dal leader and Central Minister Anupriya Patel were present on the dais.
Adityanath’s nomination came as a surprise to observers as Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Railways, was considered the frontrunner for the CM’s post till the very end. The CM and his Cabinet will take their oath on Sunday afternoon. Mr. Modi and Mr. Shah, along with the CMs of BJP-ruled States, are expected to attend the ceremony.
Party sources said Adityanath’s nomination would ensure that the polarisation in the State would be retained till the 2019 election as he enjoys a Hindutva image and is known for his provocative statements on Muslims.