Jagat Prakash Nadda: News

Jagat Prakash Nadda is an Indian politician and lawyer who is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He has been serving as the National President of the saffron party since 2020. He is a former Union Minister and a former member of the Legislative Assembly of Himachal Pradesh. Nadda was born in Patna and was active in the student politics organized by right-wing student groups such as Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). He graduated in arts from Patna University and pursued a degree in law from Himachal Pradesh University. He was in charge of the Lok Sabha elections on behalf of the BJP’s youth wing in 1989. In 1993, he contested and won his first Legislative Assembly election from Himachal Pradesh. Nadda retained the seat the following term and was re-elected in the 2007 Assembly elections. Between 1998 and 2010, he held key portfolios in the Cabinet such as Health and Family Welfare, Forest, Environment, Science and Technology, and Parliamentary Affairs, amongst others. He has been a vociferous voice for the saffron party and was elected its National President in 2020.

30 May 2023

Narendra Modi

Eyeing 2024 polls, BJP begins 'Khane pe Charcha' in UP

After the successful "chai pe charcha" campaign before the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is now gearing up for the party's new campaign "khane pe charcha" or "tiffin pe charcha" ahead of the 2024 polls.

15 May 2023

N Biren Singh

Manipur: MLAs demand separate administration for tribal areas, CM rejects 

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday rejected the demands by 10 MLAs, including seven from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), for a separate administration for the Kuki tribe-dominated districts of the state.

30 Apr 2023

Narendra Modi

#MannKiBaat: Modi's 100th radio address going global with special broadcasts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's radio program Mann Ki Baat is completing 100 episodes on Sunday.

19 Apr 2023

Mukul Roy

Senior TMC leader Mukul Roy says 'keen' to join BJP

Senior Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy expressed his desire to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) amid speculation about the reasons for his visit to Delhi on Tuesday.

Rahul Gandhi overstepped democratic limits, must be sent packing: Nadda

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President Jagat Prakash Nadda on Sunday said that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has allegedly overstepped all limits of democracy.

Centre cancels Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Charitable Trust's foreign funding license

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) canceled the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) license of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF) and the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust (RGCT) on Saturday for allegedly violating the foreign funding law.

07 Nov 2021


BJP's national executive meeting today; what's on the agenda?

A crucial meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party's national executive members is currently underway at Delhi's NDMC Convention Centre on Sunday.

04 Aug 2021


Karnataka Cabinet to have 26 new Ministers, swearing-in likely today

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is set to appoint as many as 26 new Ministers for the state Cabinet today.

16 Mar 2021

Amit Shah

Shah, Nadda hold meetings amid protests over BJP Bengal candidates

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda have held meetings as the party's candidates for the upcoming West Bengal elections invited protests.

Farm laws assault on middle class, jobless youth: Rahul Gandhi

Addressing the media on Tuesday over three farm laws, that have sparked a massive agitation, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi said they not only impact the farmers but also the middle class and every youngster who is unemployed.

06 Jan 2021


Uttarakhand: BJP chief calls Congress leader 'Budhiya,' controversy follows

Bansidhar Bhagat, the President of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttarakhand, is being slammed by the Congress after he allegedly called the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Indira Hridayesh a "Budhiya" (old woman).

10 Dec 2020

West Bengal

BJP's convoy attacked in Bengal, stones pelted at Nadda's car

Stones were pelted today at the vehicles of BJP President JP Nadda and National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya in West Bengal.

09 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

In Congress-ruled Rajasthan, Congress trails in rural polls, BJP leads

In yet another bout of humiliation for Congress, which is in power in Rajasthan, the party performed poorly in the rural polls. It is said to be trailing in 21 districts where Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parishad elections were held.

23 Aug 2020


BJP, JD(U), LJP to fight Bihar polls together: JP Nadda

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Jagat Prakash Nadda on Sunday said the saffron party, the Janata Dal (United), and the Lok Janshakti Party, will fight the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls together.

28 May 2020

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal: BJP chief resigns after corruption in health department surfaces

Merely four months after he was given the envious post of president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Himachal Pradesh, Dr. Rajeev Bindal resigned on Wednesday after a corruption scandal related to the procurement of medical supplies surfaced.

20 Jan 2020

Narendra Modi

JP Nadda succeeds Amit Shah, elected as BJP President unopposed

Jagat Prakash Nadda, the working President of the Bharatiya Janata Party, formally took over the reins of the party today, succeeding Amit Shah, who is also the Union Home Minister.

19 Jan 2020

Manoj Tiwari

Delhi: After ticket distribution, BJP workers protest outside party office

Workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday staged a protest outside the party's office in New Delhi over the distribution of tickets for the upcoming Assembly elections.

24 Dec 2019


Why leave Muslims: BJP's Chandra Bose, Netaji's relative, questions CAA

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has put Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the receiving end of criticism, with many saying that the ruling party didn't pay attention to India's secular nature.

13 Aug 2019


Despite winning zero seats, BJP becomes Sikkim's main Opposition party

Sikkim was one of the four states where assembly polls were held simultaneously with general elections.

06 Jul 2019

Narendra Modi

In Varanasi, PM Modi to launch BJP's membership drive

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his parliamentary constituency, Varanasi, on Saturday to launch BJP's nationwide membership drive.

17 Jun 2019

Amit Shah

Nadda appointed as BJP Working President, Shah to remain chief

Former Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Monday has been elected as the National Working President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

23 Mar 2019

Lok Sabha

BJP names Union Minister Uma Bharti as National Vice-President

Union Minister Uma Bharti, who earlier expressed unwillingness to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, has been appointed the National Vice-President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday.

21 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

BJP's first #2019LokSabhaPolls list: PM Modi to contest from Varanasi

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released its first list of 182 candidates for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Gurugram: Cab driver offers lift to 15-year-old, rapes her

In a horrifying incident, a 15-year-old was allegedly raped by a cab driver on Saturday night after he offered her lift from IFFCO Chowk to Mahipalpur, Delhi.

08 Feb 2019

Health & Wellness

Committed to allocate 2.5% of GDP to health sector: Nadda

Union Health Minister J P Nadda said yesterday that India has set an example by increasing its domestic financial allocation for health and stands committed to increase its overall health allocations to 2.5% of its GDP, as enunciated in the 2017 National Health Policy.

22 Oct 2018


1L benefited under PMJAY in one month of launch: Nadda

Nearly a month after the rollout of the Center's PMJAY health insurance scheme, 1 lakh people have availed the benefits of the ambitious programme, Union Health Minister, JP Nadda, said yesterday.

20 Oct 2018


PM Modi condoles death of Lok Sabha member Bhola Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed sorrow at the demise of Lok Sabha member Bhola Singh.

12 Oct 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Noida: Girl denied treatment for not having Aadhaar; Nadda intervenes

A nine-year-old girl from Noida was allegedly denied treatment at a Delhi government hospital for not having Aadhaar.

17 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

#ModiBirthday: BJP launches week-long program to mark PM's 68th birthday

The Delhi unit of the BJP today launched a week-long program, under which welfare initiatives will be undertaken by party leaders, to mark PM Narendra Modi's birthday.

22 Aug 2018


#KeralaFloods: No outbreak of communicable disease reported, says Nadda

Union Health Minister JP Nadda yesterday said no outbreak of communicable disease has been reported from the flood-ravaged districts of Kerala so far.

Punjab-govt delaying AIIMS-Bhatinda over 'petty politics': Union Minister Harsimrat Badal

Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today alleged that the Punjab government was deliberately delaying the commissioning of Rs. 925cr AIIMS Bathinda project due to "petty politics".

04 Jul 2018


After first test failed, second confirms Nipah outbreak source

After weeks, fruit bats have been confirmed as the source of the Nipah outbreak in Kerala, which killed 17 in Kozhikode and Malappuram.

Nipah virus: Kerala on high alert after 11 deaths

The Kerala health department has been put on high alert in the wake of 11 deaths due to "Nipah" virus. The first incident was reported in Kozhikode district where three members of a family died.

17 May 2018


After high-octane late-night incidents, Yeddyurappa takes oath as Karnataka CM

Bharatiya Janata Party's BS Yeddyurappa has taken oath to become the next CM of Karnataka, after the Supreme Court refused the Congress and JD(S)' petition to stop the ceremony.

12 May 2018

Ram Nath Kovind

International Nurses Day: President Kovind calls nurses 'true nation-builders'

President Ram Nath Kovind today, on International Nurses Day, lauded the dedication and contribution of nurses to the nation and stressed on the need for strengthening the nursing sector.

Delhi: AIIMS resident doctors continue strike for 3rd day

Healthcare services at AIIMS in Delhi remained affected for the third consecutive day today as resident doctors remained adamant, continuing their strike, that the administration suspend a senior doctor who allegedly slapped one their colleague in front of patients and other staffers.

20 Mar 2018

Prem Kumar Dhumal

Senior journalist Sunil Sharma passes away at 49

Senior journalist Sunil Sharma (49) on Monday succumbed to a heart attack.

19 Dec 2017

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal CM: After Dhumal loses, Nadda, Jai Ram emerge frontrunners

Though Himachal accepted BJP's leadership for next five years, it rejected their CM candidate, Prem Kumar Dhumal.

10 Oct 2017


Delhi: Kidneys of poisoned girl save two; first in world

A 19-year-old girl's tragic suicide has given life to two patients who had been suffering from renal disorders in Delhi.

30 Apr 2017


HIV: Health ministry to formulate seven-year National Strategic Plan

Union Ministry on Health and Family Welfare is planning to formulate a National Strategic Plan to effectively eliminate HIV/AIDS in seven years.