Bandaru Dattatreya

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Bandaru Dattatreya
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Minister of State for Labour and Employment
Assumed office
November 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Preceded by Narendra Singh Tomar
Member of the India Parliament
for Secunderabad
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded by Narala Saikiran Mudiraj
Constituency Secunderabad
In office
10 March 1998 – 16 May 2004
Preceded by Narala Saikiran Mudiraj
Succeeded by Narala Saikiran Mudiraj
In office
20 June 1991 – 10 May 1996
Preceded by Narala Saikiran Mudiraj
Personal details
Born 26 Feb 1947
Hyderabad, Hyderabad State (now in Telangana), India
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Children Vaishnav Bandaru,Vijaya Laxmi
Residence Hyderabad
Religion Hindu
Website http://www.dattanna.com

Bandaru Dattatreya (often called Dattanna, born 26 February 1947) is an Indian politician from the Telangana. He is currently the Minister of Labour and Employment in the Narendra Modi Government. He was the president of the United Andhra Pradesh unit of the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP). He has been elected as a member of parliament for 10th, 12th, 13th Lok Sabhas (1991-2004) from Secunderabad Lok Sabha constituency and was a Union Minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's government. He was re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha from Secunderabad Constituency. He is a BJP National Vice-President and a Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) in charge of Labour and Employment.[1] Dattatreya belongs to a lower caste and comes from a modest background.[2][3]

In 2016, Dattatreya was accused of being responsible for the suicide of Rohith Vemula, a Ph.D. scholar at the University of Hyderabad. According to Dattatreya's critics, his letter to the Education Minister, complaining about degraded student politics, had led to Vemula's suspension and ultimate suicide. Vemula's suicide letter did not blame anyone, and Dattatreya denied these allegations.[4][5]

Career[edit]

Bandaru Dattatreya started his career with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). He was a pracharak before joining the BJP.

Positions held :

  • 1980:Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P.), Andhra Pradesh.
  • 1981 - 1989:General-Secretary, B.J.P., Andhra Pradesh.
  • 1991: Elected to 10th Lok Sabha (Member, Public Accounts Committee and Committee on Welfare of SCs, STs and Minorities)
  • 1996 - 1998:President, B.J.P., Andhra Pradesh.
  • 1998:Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term).
  • 1998 - 1999:Union Minister of State, Urban Development .
  • 1999:Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term) .
  • 13 October 1999 - 14 June 2000:Union Minister of State, Ministry of Urban Development .
  • 14 June 2000 - 30 June 2002:Union Minister of State, Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation.
  • 1 July 2002 - 2004:Union Minister of State, Ministry of Railways.
  • 2014- Elected to 16th Lok Sabha from Secunderabad Constituency.
  • 2014- BJP National Vice-President
  • 2014- Chairman : committee on OBC's welfare
  • 2014- Ministry of State (Independent Charge), Labour and Employment..

References[edit]

Lok Sabha
Preceded by
T Maniamma
Member of Parliament
for Secunderabad

1991 – 1996
Succeeded by
P.V. Rajeshwar Rao
Preceded by
P.V. Rajeshwar Rao
Member of Parliament
for Secunderabad

1998 – 2004
Succeeded by
Anjan Kumar Yadav
Preceded by
Anjan Kumar Yadav
Member of Parliament
for Secunderabad

2014 – Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Narendra Singh Tomar
Minister of Labour and Employment
9 November 2014 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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