Date Of Birth:
12 Jun 1947
Bandaru Dattatreya is an Indian politician. He is serving as the governor of Himachal Pradesh. He was the Member of Lok Sabha for Secunderabad since 2014. He belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Since 1 September 2019, he is the governor-designate of Himachal Pradesh. Born in Hyderabad, Dattatreya graduated with a science degree. He joined Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in 1965. In 1980, Dattatreya officially joined the Bharatiya Janata Party and was imprisoned during the Emergency. In 1991, he was elected to the Lok Sabha from Secunderabad constituency for the first time. In 1997, he was appointed party president for the state unit. In 1998, he was re-elected and served as Union Minister of State for Urban Development in the second Vajpayee ministry. He was elected for a third consecutive time in 1999 and again served as a Minister of State in third Vajpayee ministry. He lost the Lok Sabha election in 2004 and 2009. The party appointed him as national vice-president in 2013. In May 2014, he was re-elected to the Lok Sabha from his former constituency. In November he was made a Minister of State for Labour and Employment in the Modi ministry and became the lone minister from Telangana. On March 21, 2019, the BJP replaced Dattatreya with former MLA G. Kishan Reddy as its candidate from Secunderabad for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.