Bandaru Dattatreya

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Bandaru Dattatreya
Ministry of Labour and Employment
Assumed office
November 2014
Preceded by Narendra Singh Tomar
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

Bandaru Dattatreya (often called Dattanna, born 26 February 1947) is an Indian politician from the Telangana. He was the president of the United Andhra Pradesh unit of the Bharatiya Janata 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]


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 » Member, 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..


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