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BANDARU DATTATREYA (often called DATTANNA, born 26 February 1947) is an Indian politician from the Telangana
Telangana
. He is currently the Minister of Labour and Employment in the Narendra Modi Government. He was the president of the United Andhra Pradesh
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 and a Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) in charge of Labour and Employment. Dattatreya belongs to a lower caste and comes from a modest background.

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CAREER

Bandaru Dattatreya
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 * 2014- Ministry of State (Independent Charge), Labour and Employment..

REFERENCES

* ^ New mantris in PM Narendra Modi durbar, Times of India, 10 November 2014 * ^ Bandaru Dattatreya
Bandaru Dattatreya
- a simple leader from backward class (Profile), Business Standard, 20 January 2016) * ^ Cabinet expansion: Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Bandaru Dattatreya
Bandaru Dattatreya
get Independent charge - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/independent-charge/#sthash.wsK0fogS.dpuf The Indian Express, 20 January 2-16 * ^ * ^ " Bandaru Dattatreya
Bandaru Dattatreya
says his letter has nothing to do with Dalit student\'s suicide". IBNLive. Retrieved 2016-01-18.

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 Incumbent

POLITICAL OFFICES

Preceded by Narendra Singh Tomar MINISTER OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT 9 November 2014 – present Succeeded by Incumbent