A suave leader from Rajasthan, advocate P.P. Chaudhary represents Pali parliamentary constituency in the western Indian state.
According to BJP insiders, he had strong claims for a ministerial berth as he wrested the constituency from the Congress by a convincing margin of four lakh votes.
A man with a clean image and a practising lawyer at the Supreme Court, Chaudhary is known for his hawk’s eye for detail.
Born in 1953, the first-time lawmaker, who was sworn-in as Minister of State on Tuesday, has been also the chairperson of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Offices of Profit and is also heading the Lok Sabha’s Fellowship Committee.
He was also a member of the Committee on Subordinate Legislation and the Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice.
Chaudhary is known for his proximity to Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia as well as BJP national President Amit Shah.