Rajiv Pratap Rudy

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Rajiv Pratap Rudy
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Member of Bihar Legislative Assembly
In office
Member of 11th Lok Sabha
In office
Member of 13th Lok Sabha
In office
Member of 16th Lok Sabha
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1962-03-30) 30 March 1962 (age 52)
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Neelam Pratap
Children 2
Alma mater Panjab University
Religion Hinduism

Rajiv Pratap Rudy (born March 30, 1962) is a Member of Parliament representing Saran Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar, India. He is a General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party. He also holds a commercial pilot's license.

Early life[edit]

Rajiv Pratap Rudy was born in chappra in a Hindu Rajput family.[1][2] Rajiv Rudy was a lecturer prior to entering politics, but he had been involved in student politics while at Panjab University Campus, Sector 14, Chandigarh and in Government College, Sector, 11, Chandigarh, which is affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh

Political career[edit]

He was elected in 1990 as an Member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly.[3] He was elected to the Lok Sabha - the lower house of the Parliament of India - as a candidate of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in 1996.[3] He was re–elected for a second term of Lok Sabha in 1999.[3] He served as the Minister of State for Commerce, Trade & Industry and subsequently became Civil Aviation Minister with independent charge in the National Democratic Alliance government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.[3] Rudy had earlier held the post of National Vice President of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha. Currently, he is a General Secretary and member of the BJP National Executive.

He was elected to Rajya Sabha from Bihar in 2010.[4][5] He contested the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections from Saran constituency in Bihar and defeated former Chief Minister of Bihar, Rabri Devi.[6]


In 2004, Rudy was accused of asking the Airports Authority of India to pay for personal expenses incurred by him, in the course of holidaying with family at Goa, throwing a party at a private hotel in Delhi and buying paintings. Rudy eventually settled the bills holiday bills, clarified that the party was to commemorate 100 years of civil aviation and paintings were for AAI office.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Rudy is married to Neelam Pratap and has two daughters.[3]