Meet youngest Union Minister: Ram Mohan Naidu from TDP in Modi-3.0


Ram Mohan Naidu

    Telugu Desam Partys Kinjarapu Ram Mohan Naidu has become the youngest ever Union Minister after he took oath as a member of the Narendra Modi-led Cabinet on Sunday.

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Early life

    Born on December 18, 1987, in Srikakulam district, the youngest leader is one of the key faces of the TDP from north coastal Andhra Pradesh.

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Education

    He pursued his undergraduate in electrical engineering from the Purdue University, followed by a postgraduate degree in MBA from Long Island.

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Political life

    Yerran Naidus death in car accident in 2012 brought him into politics. At the age of 26, he contested and won the Lok Sabha Elections from Srikakulam in 2014, making waves as the second youngest MP in the 16th Lok Sabha.

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Played key role

    Ram Mohan, along with Chandrababu Naidus son Nara Lokesh, played a key role in Delhi in mobilising support for the TDP chief when he was arrested last year in a corruption case.

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Awards

    Ram Mohan was honoured with the Sansad Ratna Award in 2020 for this performance as an MP.

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Broken stereotypes

    Ram Mohan has also broken stereotypes in politics. His decision to take paternity leave during the 2021 budget session for his wifes pregnancy sparked healthy discussions on gender rights and education.

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