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Sathya Naidu
Member of National Assembly
Assumed office
26 October 2020
ConstituencySt. Louis
Personal details
Born (1992-11-09) 9 November 1992 (age 28)
Political partyLinyon Demokratik Seselwa
Alma materAPIIT, Sri Lanka
Staffordshire University

The Satya Naidu or Sathyanarayanan Sudarsan Naidu (born 9 November 1992) is the first Hindu member of Seychelles National Assembly.[1] He is also the youngest Parliamentarian of the 7th National Assembly. He was elected from the St. Louis constituency in the 2020 Seychellois parliamentary election.[2]

Early life

Naidu was born on the 9 November 1992.[2] His family traced their origin to the Mayavaram district of Tamil Nadu in India, which his grandfather left in 1917.[1]

Education

Satya studied Law in from the APIIT Law School, Sri Lanka in 2016 and then did an LLB (Hons) with the Staffordshire University in collaboration with the APIIT Law School, Sri Lanka. He is currently doing a Post-Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice with the University of Seychelles.[2]

Political career

From the age of 17, Satya began advocating for Seychelles National Party (Linyon Demokratik Seselwa). According to him, it is the President Wavel Ramkalawan's fighting spirit and the love for the people that inspired him to pursue politics.[1]

He became the Chairperson of the Seychelles National Youth Union and then became the Executive Committee Member of the Seychelles National Party (Linyon Demokratik Seselwa) from 2012 to 2014.[2]

In the 2020 Seychellois parliamentary election, he won the St. Louis constituency after getting 60% of votes.[3] He is currently a Member of the Bills Committee.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Devirupa Mitra. "Interview: 'Not in Favour of Any Foreign Military Base': Seychelles' First Hindu MP Sathya Naidu". The Wire. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Honourable Sathya Naidu". Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  3. ^ 2020 National Assembly elections ECS