Bandaru Dattatreya

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Bandaru Dattatreya
Bandaru Dattatreya.jpg
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour and Employment
In office
November 2014 – 1 September 2017
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byNarendra Singh Tomar
Succeeded bySantosh Gangwar
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Secunderabad
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded byAnjan Kumar Yadav
In office
10 March 1998 – 16 May 2004
Preceded byP.V. Rajeshwar Rao
Succeeded byAnjan Kumar Yadav
In office
20 June 1991 – 10 May 1996
Preceded byT. Manemma
Succeeded byP. V. Rajeshwar Rao
Personal details
Born26 February 1947 (age 70)
Hyderabad, Hyderabad State, British Raj
(now in Telangana, India)
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
ChildrenVaishnav Bandaru (Died on 24 may 2018)[1], Vijaya Laxmi

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 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.[2] Dattatreya belongs to a yadav Community and comes from a rich background.[3][4][5][6]


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

He was the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour and Employment from 2014 to 1 September 2017.[7] On 24 may 2018 his young boy Died due to heart attack when he was eating dinner with whole family.


  1. ^ "Bandaru Dattatreya's son dies of heart attack". SMTV24x7. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  2. ^ "New mantris in PM Narendra Modi durbar - Times of India".
  3. ^ IANS (9 November 2014). "Bandaru Dattatreya - a simple leader from backward class (Profile)" – via Business Standard.
  4. ^ "Cabinet expansion: Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Bandaru Dattatreya get Independent charge". 10 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Suicide Of Student After 'Social Boycott' Sparks Anger in Hyderabad University".
  6. ^ "Bandaru Dattatreya says his letter has nothing to do with Dalit student's suicide". IBNLive. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
  7. ^ "Cabinet reshuffle: Now, Bandaru Dattatreya resigns as Labour Minister", Financial Express, 1 September 2017
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
Political offices
Preceded by
Narendra Singh Tomar
Minister of Labour and Employment
9 November 2014 – 1 September 2017
Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Succeeded by
Santosh Gangwar
Minister of State (Independent Charge)

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