Jagat Prakash Nadda succeeded Amit Shah as the president of Bharatiya Janata Party on January 20, 2020. After the Narendra Modi government won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Nadda was appointed cabinet minister. Earlier, he was a Minister in the Himachal Pradesh government. Nadda is known as a master strategist in his party.
Nadda entered politics in the year 1975 when he joined the then Sampurna Kranti (total revolution) movement started by Jayaprakash Narayan against the Emergency rule of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi.
Nadda later joined Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party while studying in the Patna University and entered student politics.
Nadda was first elected to the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly in the election of 1993, and subsequently re-elected in 1998.
During his first term, he served as the Leader of the BJP in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly from 1994 to 1998. He was the Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Parliamentary Affairs during his second term.
A graduate in law from the Himachal University, Shimla, Nadda held three terms as a Member of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly from 1993 to 2012 and several state Cabinet positions in the government of Himachal Pradesh, including that of Cabinet Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Parliamentary Affairs, before being appointed the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare in November 2014.
He has been credited with boosting the green cover in Shimla.