Biography of Narayan Dutt Tiwari

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Indian Politician Narayan Dutt Tiwari Biography

Narayan Dutt Tiwari is the hon`ble governor of the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Narayan Dutt Tiwari, an Indian politician, presently is the Governor of the state of Andhra Pradesh. Narayan Dutt Tiwari is a man who holds good respect of being a fair administrator.

Tiwari was born on 18th October 1925 in village Baluti of district Nainital. At a very tender age of 17, for taking part in the freedom movement, he was jailed, along with his father, Poornanand Tiwari, in the year 1942.

Narayan Dutt Tiwari took admission in Allahabad University after returning from jail in the year 1944. He got the first division in MA (Political Science) and also topped the university. He again, thereafter, secured a first division in the LLB examination.

Narayan Dutt Tiwari  started his career in politics during his student days and he was selected as the President of the Allahabad University Students Union. Later, he joined the Congress Socialist party.

Narayan Dutt Tiwari was elected MLA for the first time in the year 1952, when elections were first held in Independent India, from Nainital constituency on the Praja Samajwadi Party ticket. He was married to Dr. Sushila Selwal in the year 1954.

In the1957 elections, he was again elected from the Nainital legislative constituency. He was chosen as the leader of the opposition. He was appointed President of the UP Assembly Public Accounts Committee in 1960.
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In 1962 he was selected the Secretary of the State Co-operative Federation and Director, Land Development Bank. He joined the Congress in the year 1963 at the request of renowned socialist Gainda Singh. He was assigned the Vice-President of the Estimates Parishad. In the post he remained for four years starting from 1965.

Narayan Dutt Tiwari  was also appointed as the All India Coordinator of the National Youth Congress in the year 1965. He established the Jawahar Lal Youth Center in 1967 and in 1968 he was nominated as the leader of the delegation to the World Youth Assembly, which was held in Japan.

For the first time, in 1965 he was elected an MLA on the Congress ticket from the Kashipur constituency. As a result he was appointed Minister for Labour, Planning and Panchayati Raj under the Chief Ministership of C.B. Gupta. It was a very short period indeed as he resigned after 8 months along with 8 other ministers.

Again in 1970, he was appointed the Minister for Finance and Parliamentary Affairs in the Choudhary Charan Singh government. Kamlapati Tripathi, thereafter, became the Chief Minister and appointed Tiwari as the Minister with multiple portfolios of Finance, Industry, Irrigation, Excise, Electricity and Labour and Sugarcane development.

Narayan Dutt Tiwari  was re-elected in 1974, from the Kashipur constituency and in 1975; again he was handed with the portfolios of Finance, Industry, Sugar, Sugarcane Development, Excise and Labour, as Cabinet Minister. N.D. Tiwari became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for three times :  from January 1976 to April 1977, from August 1984 to September 1985 and from June 1988 to December 1988.

Under his chiefministership Uttar Pradesh developed immencely in the road and bridge network and the network expanded significantly.

Narayan Dutt Tiwari  was elected as MP in 1980, from the Nainital constituency with a record margin of over a lakh votes. In the same year, he was appointed as Minister for Planning in the Central Cabinet and the Vice-Chairman of the Planning Commission.
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In 1981 he was entrusted with the Industries Ministry and later on with the portfolio of Steel and Mines. But in September 1985 he was appointed the central cabinet as the Industries Minister. He was also given the additional portfolio in 1986 as Petroleum Minister.

Following this in October 1986, he was allotted Foreign Minister. He replaced Vishwanath Pratap Singh, in April 1987, as leader of the Congress in the Rajya Sabha. He was appointed in July 1987, as Finance and Commerce Minister in the Central Cabinet.

An honorary D. Lit. Degree was conferred to him in the year, 1987 by the Kashi Vidyapith University. In the elections of 1989, he was again elected from the Kashipur Assembly constituency.

The same year he was elected the leader of the Congress legislature party. He was, in 1991, again voted from the same constituency and in 1994 he was designated as the President of the UP Congress. After the formation of the Tiwari Congress in 1995, he became its President.

In 1996 and again in 1999, he was elected as MP from the Nainital constituency on the Congress ticket and merged the Tiwari Congress with the parent body.

In the early 1990s, he was a competitor to be yje Prime Minister of India. He later served as the Chief Minister of Uttaranchal, which was carved out of Uttar Pradesh, from 2002 through 2007. On August 19, 2007, Tiwari was appointed as the Governor of Andhra Pradesh.

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