BJP leader D Purandeswari appointed as Air India independent director

BJP leader D Purandeswari appointed as Air India independent director

Courtesy : Agencies21/09/2018 22:29

New Delhi, Sept 21: Cabinet Committee on Appointments on Thursday appointed senior BJP leader and former Union Minister as an independent director of national carrier Air India Ltd.

As per the order issued by the Personnel Ministry, the former Union Minister will serve as the independent director for of three years.

A former Lok Sabha Member, D Purandeswari is the daughter of legendary actor and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister NT Rama Rao.

In 2014, Purandeswari fought Lok Sabha election on BJP ticket from Rajampet segment but lost to YSR Congress’s P. V. Midhun Reddy.

In 2004, she got elected from Bapatla Constituency and later inducted into the cabinet of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. In 2009, Purandeswari won from Visakhapatnam.

Purandeswari left Congress on the issue of Andhra Pradesh bifurcation and joined BJP. Currently, she is heading the Women’s wing of BJP.

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