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Lok Sabha Elections 2024: BJP President J P Nadda takes charge as Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister

In the previous government, BJP leader Mansukh Mandaviya was the minister of chemicals and fertilizers.
Last Updated : 11 June 2024, 09:08 IST
Last Updated : 11 June 2024, 09:08 IST

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New Delhi: BJP President J P Nadda on Tuesday assumed charge of Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Ministry.

In the previous government, BJP leader Mansukh Mandaviya was the minister of chemicals and fertilizers.

Nadda was allocated the health ministry as well as the chemicals and fertilizers ministry on Monday, a day after taking oath as a cabinet minister.

He held the health portfolio during the Modi government's first term before he took over as the BJP's working president in 2019 and became a full-fledged party president in January 2020 following Amit Shah's appointment as Union Home Minister.

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

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

He held various key positions in the BJP and headed its election campaign in a host of states. He also served as a minister in BJP governments in his home state of Himachal Pradesh.

Nadda was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2012 and made a member of the BJP's parliamentary board in 2014 when Amit Shah took over as the party president.

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Published 11 June 2024, 09:08 IST

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