Cabinet Portfolio Announcement Update: India's Youngest Union Minister Takes Flight with Aviation Ministry In Modi 3.0 Cabinet

At just 36 years old, Ram Mohan Naidu has become the youngest Union minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s NDA 3.0 Cabinet.

Ram Mohan Naidu, a prominent figure in Andhra Pradesh politics, has soared to new heights as India’s youngest Union minister in the BJP-led NDA Government or Modi 3.0 Cabinet, taking charge of the Civil Aviation Ministry. At just 36 years old, Naidu’s appointment marks a significant milestone in his political career.

Naidu’s journey into politics began in 2014 when he contested and won his first election from the Srikakulam constituency, succeeding his father, former Union Minister K Yerran Naidu. Since then, Naidu has secured three consecutive victories, solidifying his position as a formidable leader within the Telugu Desam Party (TDP).

Political Journey and Achievements

Ram Mohan Naidu is not just a Union minister but also the national general secretary of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). He previously served as the TDP’s floor leader in the Lok Sabha. Naidu, the son of former Union Minister K Yerran Naidu, entered politics after his father’s untimely death in 2012. His father had a significant political legacy, having been a minister for rural development in the United Front Government led by HD Deve Gowda and IK Gujral from 1996 to 1998.

In 2024, Naidu secured his third consecutive victory from the Srikakulam seat, defeating Tilak Perada of the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party by a margin of 327,901 votes. His political career began at the age of 26, making him the second youngest MP in the Lok Sabha at the time.

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Educational Background and Early Career

Ram Mohan Naidu completed his schooling at Delhi Public School, RK Puram, and earned a degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He also holds an MBA from Long Island University, New York. Initially aiming for a career in Singapore, Naidu returned to India after his father’s tragic death in a road accident in 2012.

Contributions as an MP

During his tenure in the 16th Lok Sabha, Naidu served on various standing committees, including those on Tourism, Home Affairs, Railways, and Welfare of Other Backward Classes. He introduced a private members’ Bill advocating for the Andhra Pradesh Railway Zone with Visakhapatnam as its headquarters, highlighting his commitment to his constituency and state.

Role in Navigating Political Challenges

When TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu was arrested in 2023 over a skill development scam, Ram Mohan Naidu, alongside N Chandrababu Naidu’s son Lokesh, played a crucial role in managing the party’s political strategy in Delhi.

Ram Mohan Naidu’s rapid ascent in Indian politics, marked by his youthful energy and dedication, positions him as a significant figure in the nation’s political landscape.