Kinjarapu Ram Mohan Naidu

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Kinjarapu Ram Mohan Naidu
34th Union Minister of Civil Aviation
Assumed office
11 June 2024
PresidentDraupadi Murmu
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byJyotiraditya Scindia
National General Secretary
Telugu Desam Party
Assumed office
2017
(serving along with Nara Lokesh)
National PresidentN. Chandrababu Naidu
Preceded byPosition established
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded byKilli Krupa Rani
ConstituencySrikakulam, Andhra Pradesh
Personal details
Born (1987-12-18) 18 December 1987 (age 36)
Nimmada, Andhra Pradesh, India
Political partyTelugu Desam Party
SpouseBandaru Shravya
ParentKinjarapu Yerran Naidu (father)
RelativesKinjarapu Atchannaidu (uncle)
Adireddy Bhavani (sister)
Bandaru Satyanarayana (uncle)
Residence(s)Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Alma materPurdue University (B.Sc.)
Long Island University (M.B.A.)

Kinjarapu Ram Mohan Naidu (born 18 December 1987) is an Indian politician and currently serving as the 34th Minister for Civil Aviation since 2024. He represents Srikakulam Lok Sabha constituency as a Member of parliament. He won as the Member of Parliament in the 16th 17th, and 18th Lok Sabha from , Andhra Pradesh. He won the Indian general election, 2014, 2019 and 2024 as a Telugu Desam Party (TDP) candidate. He is also the National General Secretary of the TDP[1] and the Leader of the Party in the Lok Sabha.

Early life

Kinjarapu Ram Mohan Naidu was born in Nimmada, Srikakulam on 18 December 1987. He is the son of Kinjarapu Yerran Naidu;[2] a Telugu Desam Party leader and Kinjarapu Vijayakumari. His father was a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Tekkali constituency and then became a Member of Parliament (MP) from Srikakulam and later served as a Union Minister for Rural Development in the United Front government between 1996 and 1998. He completed his primary schooling in Srikakulam and later on joined Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram, Delhi, to complete his school education after his father became an MP and moved to Delhi. He then earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University, United States and an MBA from Long Island University. He worked for a year in Singapore before returning to India.[citation needed] His uncle, Kinjarapu Atchannaidu, is also a Minister in the Government of Andhra Pradesh and also a senior politician in TDP.

Personal life

Kinjarupu married Sravya Bandaru in June 2017, the youngest daughter of the former minister and Telugu Desam Party Vice-President, Bandaru Satyanarayana Murthy.[3]

Political career

Kinjarupu entered politics in 2012 after the death of his father.[4] He now represents Srikakulam Parliamentary constituency. He was made the MP constituency in charge in 2013. In 2014, he contested the elections for Srikakulam Constituency and won with a margin of 127,576 votes.[5] Kinjarupu is the second youngest Member of Parliament to the 16th Lok Sabha. He introduced a private members bill to draw the attention of the centre towards Andhra Pradesh Railway Zone with Visakhapatnam as its headquarters.[6][7] In General Elections, 2024, he constested from TDP and won with vote majority of 3,27,901 as Member of Parliament in the srikakulam parliament constituency.[8][9][10] He is an incumbent Union Minister of Civil Aviation, India.[11][12]

Performance in Parliament

Performance in the Lok Sabha, 2019-20[13]

MP performance parameters (2019–20) Ram Mohan Naidu Kinjarapu
Attendance in parliament 90%, against state average 79% and National average 84%
Questions raised 69, against state average 49 and National Average 49
Debates Participated 34, against a state average 13 and National Average 14.5
Private Member Bills 0, against state average 0 and National Average 0.3
Number of criminal cases None

Parliamentary Committees

He is a member of the standing committee on Railways and Home Affairs, Consultative Committee on Ministry of Tourism and Culture and in the Committee on Welfare of other Backward Classes and Official Language Department in the 16th Loksabha.[14]

At the United Nations

Kinjarapu has represented India at the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in the 22nd meeting of the first committee on Disarmament. He emphasized on India's commitment to protecting the ideals of the UN charter and international peace through genuine pursuit for multilateralism. On behalf of India, he attached importance to productive measures in Nuclear Disarmament and Non- Proliferation in all aspects at the United Nations.[15]

Politics For Impact

Kinjarapu believes youth has a major role to play in politics, and politics isn't just about elections but, it's about solving the problems of people. With the same idea, he started an internship program, “Politics for Impact” to increase the opportunity for the youth to participate in politics and give them exposure to governance. 210 Students from over 16 states and 130 colleges had applied for the internship out of which 18 students were selected to work on issues in his constituency for a period of 2 months.[16]

As the Minister for Civil Aviation

President Droupadi Murmu administering the oath as Cabinet Minister to Naidu

On 10 June 2024, Naidu was allocated the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Electoral history

Election results
Year Office Constituency Party Votes % Opponent Party Votes % Result Ref
2014 Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha Srikakulam Telugu Desam Party 556,163 52.90 Reddy Shanthi YSR Congress Party 428,591 40.76 Won [17]
2019 534,544 46.19 Duvvada Srinivas 527,891 45.61 Won
2024 754,328 61.05 Tilak Perada 426,427 34.51 Won

2024 Indian General Election 2024 Member of Union Council of Ministers in 18th Lok Sabha and Youngest Elected from Andhra Pradesh 2024.[18]

Policy positions

In October 2019, he wrote an article in The News Minute strongly criticizing the Andhra Pradesh government under Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy for its sand mining policy. After coming to power in May 2019, sand mining was banned for more than 3 months until a new policy was put in place in September 2019. He wrote on how this policy "ended up putting more than 20 lakh laborers out of their daily jobs and caused deep pain to their families" and how it "brought the construction industry to a standstill for 3 months."[19]

See also

References

  1. ^ India, The Hans (24 September 2017). "TDP Central Committee constituted". www.thehansindia.com. Retrieved 2 May 2024.
  2. ^ "Rammohan Naidu named successor of Yerran Naidu". The Hindu. 23 November 2012. ISSN 0971-751X. Archived from the original on 3 June 2023. Retrieved 2 May 2024.
  3. ^ "TDP MP Rammohan Naidu marries former minister's daughter". The Times of India. 15 June 2017. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 2 May 2024.
  4. ^ "Senior TDP leader and former Union minister Yerran Naidu dies in a road accident in Andhra Pradesh". India Today. 2 November 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2024.
  5. ^ "Rammohan Naidu wins hands down". The Hindu. 16 May 2014. ISSN 0971-751X. Archived from the original on 3 June 2023. Retrieved 2 May 2024.
  6. ^ Teja, Charan (13 December 2017). "TDP MP to move private member's bill seeking AP railway zone". The News Minute. Retrieved 2 May 2024.
  7. ^ "The Railways (Amendment) Bill, 2017 as introduced in Lok Sabha on 29/12/2017" (PDF).
  8. ^ "Results of Srikakulam Parliament Constituency, General Elections,2024".
  9. ^ "Srikakulam lok sabha election results 2024: Srikakulam Winning Candidates List and Vote Share". India Today. Retrieved 13 June 2024.
  10. ^ "Srikakulam Constituency Lok Sabha Election Result: Candidates Profiles, Map, Total Votes, Past Results | Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 June 2024.
  11. ^ "Kinjarapu Ram Mohan Naidu, Union Minister of Civil Aviation".
  12. ^ "New Aviation Minister Ram Mohan Naidu promises to review airfares". India Today. 13 June 2024. Retrieved 13 June 2024.
  13. ^ "Ram Mohan Naidu Kinjarapu | PRSIndia". PRS Legislative Research. Retrieved 2 May 2024.
  14. ^ Centre, National Informatics. "Digital Sansad". Digital Sansad. Retrieved 13 June 2024.
  15. ^ Naidu, Kinjarapu Rammohan; India (25 October 2017). "Record #1654562". United Nations Digital Library System. Retrieved 20 September 2022.
  16. ^ "Empower Political Leaders | Politicsforimpact.com | Andhra Pradesh". Politics for Impact. Retrieved 14 June 2024.
  17. ^ "Meet Ram Mohan Naidu, 3-time Andhra MP and India's youngest-ever Union minister". India Today. 9 June 2024. Retrieved 9 June 2024.
  18. ^ The Hindu (9 June 2024). "Modi 3.0 Cabinet: Ram Mohan Naidu set to become youngest ever Union Minister". Archived from the original on 10 June 2024. Retrieved 10 June 2024.
  19. ^ K, Ram Mohan Naidu (25 October 2019). "Andhra CM Jagan destroyed livelihoods with sand mining ban, TDP MP writes". The News Minute. Retrieved 2 May 2024.

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