Youngest President Of India Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy: The political journey of the 6th President of India, Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy, has been very exciting. He has done many such developmental works in his political career which is remembered even today. There was a moment in the life of Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, who made the identity of a grassroots leader, when he resigned from the post of Congress Working Committee. Let us know some interesting stories of his life.
War British called Bapu born normal family in Andhra Pradesh Neelam Sanjeev Reddy went to develop the leadership potential of childhood which was held as President grow. While studying in college, when Sanjeev was 18 years old, he joined Mahatma Gandhi’s movement against the British. He also left his studies in the middle.
On his return from jail , Sanjeev actively participated in the Satyagraha and Civil Disobedience Movement, who emerged as a leader . Sanjeev was also imprisoned several times for raising his voice against the British. Because of his supporters, the British were forced to leave him every time. After coming out of jail, Sanjeev emerged as a leader of Congress. He was the general secretary of the Congress for 10 years.
Saddened by the death of his son , Neelam Sanjiva Reddy was made a minister in the Kumaraswamy Raja government in Andhra Pradesh. After this, he was elected the President of the State Working Committee of the Congress. During this, Sanjeevan’s 5-year-old son died in a road accident. Disappointed by his son’s grief, Sanjiva Reddy resigned with the intention of getting away from politics. Later he was somehow persuaded by the Congress leadership.
Received the status of the youngest CM, Sanjiva Reddy, who became a member of the Legislative Assembly, and Rajya Sabha, was elected the first Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh formed in 1956. At that time Sanjeev was only 43 years old and he was called the youngest CM of the country. As CM, Sanjeev transformed the development works in Andhra Pradesh. After being CM for some time, he resigned and became the National President of Congress.
Missed becoming president speaker elected Sanjeev Reddy Lok Sabha in 1967, became a minister several times in the central government. Two years later, in 1969, when Sanjiva Reddy was nominated for the post of President, he left the post of Lok Sabha Speaker. But, in this historic presidential election, Congress was divided into two parts, Congress O and Congress I. Sanjiva Reddy went with Congress o and he missed out on becoming the President.
Leaving politics and doing farming, meanwhile Sanjeeva Reddy had to face a bad defeat from his reserved seat in the Lok Sabha elections. Disappointed by this defeat, Sanjeev made up his mind to leave politics and returned to his ancestral residence and started farming there. After a long time in 1975, she returned to politics on the persuasion of Jai Prakash Narayan and won the 6th Lok Sabha elections by a huge margin.
Became the youngest 6th President In 1977, Sanjiva Reddy was appointed Speaker of the Lok Sabha. Two years later, he was unanimously nominated for the presidency by Congress leaders. In this election, Neelam Sanjiva Reddy was elected unopposed as the President. Sanjeev was elected the 6th President of the country at the age of 64. Sanjiva Reddy also got the distinction of being the youngest President