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SUMITRA JAYANT MAHAJAN (Marathi : सुमित्रा महाजन) (born 12 April 1943) is an Indian politician who is the Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha
16th Lok Sabha
. She belongs to Bharatiya Janata Party . In 2014, she got elected to the Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
for the eighth time, one of three members of the 16th Lok Sabha
16th Lok Sabha
to do so, and is currently the longest-serving woman member. She has represented the Indore constituency of Madhya Pradesh since 1989.

She served for a time as a Union Minister . She was minister from 2002 to 2004, holding the portfolios for Human Resources, Communications and Petroleum. She is the eldest and senior most among woman Members of Parliament in the 16th Lok Sabha. She is the second woman after Meira Kumar to be elected as the Speaker of the Lok Sabha. An active parliamentarian, she not only headed important committees, but has also been a keen debater and avid questioner in the house.


* 1 Early life and education

* 2 Political career

* 2.1 Positions held

* 3 Speaker of the Lok Sabha * 4 References


Sumitra Mahajan
Sumitra Mahajan
was born in a Chitpavan family to Usha and Purushotam Sathe in Chiplun
, Maharashtra
. She received her MA and LLB from Indore
University (now Devi Ahilya University
Devi Ahilya University
) after marrying Jayant Mahajan of Indore
. Sumitra Mahajan's hobbies include reading, music, drama and cinema as well as an enthusiasm for singing. She has acknowledged the 18th century social reformer Ahilyabai Holkar
Ahilyabai Holkar
as the inspirational figure throughout her life.


She ran for the first time and won the Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
elections in 1989, against former Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Prakash Chandra Sethi . She has brought many projects for Indore
from Railways, Aviation, Urban Development Ministry. She is known for simplicity, honesty and clean politics. She has a clean track record and has always maintained distances from Special
Interest Group. She is popularly known as Tai, among people of her constituency.


1984-85: Deputy Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Indore

1989: Elected to 9th Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha

1990-91: Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare President, Mahila Morcha, Bharatiya Janata Party
Bharatiya Janata Party
(BJP), Madhya Pradesh

1991: Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
(2nd term)

1991-92: Member, Joint Committee for 73rd Constitution Amendment Bill

1991-93: Member, Joint Committee for Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Bill, 1991

1991-96: Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications

1992-94 Vice-President, BJP, Madhya Pradesh

1995-96: Secretary, BJP, Parliamentary Board and Chairman, Parliamentary Board, Madhya Pradesh

1996: Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
(3rd term)

1996-98: Secretary, BJP
1997: Member, Committee on Public Accounts

1998: Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
(4th term)

1998 onwards: General-Secretary, BJP
1998-99: Convenor, Sub-Committee on Drug Control, Committee on Human Resource Development Member, Committee on Human Resource Development and its Sub-Committee-I on Value-based Education Member, Joint Committee on the Empowerment of Women and its Sub-Committee on Appraisal of Laws relating to Women—Criminal Laws Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADs) Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development

1999: Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
(5th term)

October 1999 - June 2002: Union Minister of State, Ministry of Human Resource Development

July 2002 - May 2003: Union Minister of State, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology

24 May 2003 - May 2004: Union Minister of State, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

2004: Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha(6th term)

2004-2009: Member, General Purposes Committee Chairperson, Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment Member, Panel of Chairmen

2005: Prabhari, Mahilla Morcha, BJP
Member, Consultative Committee on Civil Aviation

5 August 2007 - May 2009: Chairperson, Standing Committee on Social Justice ">

* ^ https://india.gov.in/my-government/indian-parliament/sumitra-mahajan-tai * ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Sumitra-Mahajan-elected-Lok-Sabha-Speaker/articleshow/36136781.cms * ^ http://www.hindustantimes.com/elections2014/election-beat/more-new-than-old-in-lok-sabha-after-3-decades/article1-1221971.aspx * ^ http://daily.bhaskar.com/article/NAT-TOP-sumitra-mahajan-is-the-lady-who-scripted-history-got-her-name-recorded-in-guinne-4616589-PHO.html * ^ * ^ * ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Sumitra-Mahajan-elected-Lok-Sabha-Speaker/articleshow/36136781.cms * ^ http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/bjp-leader-sumitra-mahajan-elected-speaker-of-lok-sabha-536977 * ^ http://ibnlive.in.com/news/sumitra-mahajan-elected-lok-sabha-speaker-second-woman-to-occupy-the-post/477114-37-64.html * ^ http://sumitratai.in * ^ http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/politics/speaker-sumitra-mahajan-suspends-25-congress-mps-for-5-days_2305581.html


Preceded by Meira Kumar SPEAKER OF THE LOK SABHA 2014–present INCUMBENT

* v * t * e

Speakers of the Lok Sabha

* Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar
Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar
* M. A. Ayyangar * Sardar Hukam Singh * Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
* Gurdial Singh Dhillon * Bali Ram Bhagat
Bali Ram Bhagat
* K. S. Hegde * Balram Jakhar
Balram Jakhar
* Rabi Ray * Shivraj Patil * P. A. Sangma * G. M. C. Balayogi * Manohar Joshi * Somnath Chatterjee
Somnath Chatterjee
* Meira Kumar * Sumitra Mahajan

* v * t * e

Members of the 16th Lok Sabha
16th Lok Sabha
from Madhya Pradesh State

GE 2014

* Bodh Singh Bhagat * Jyoti Dhurve * Bhagirath Prasad * Alok Sanjar
Alok Sanjar
* Kamal Nath
Kamal Nath
* Prahlad Singh Patel * Manohar Untwal * Savitri Thakur * Jyotiraditya Scindia * Narendra Singh Tomar
Narendra Singh Tomar
* Uday Pratap Singh * Sumitra Mahajan * Rakesh Singh * Nagendra Singh
Nagendra Singh

* Nandkumar Singh Chauhan * Subhash Patel * Faggan Singh Kulaste * Sudhir Gupta * Anoop Mishra * Rodmal Nagar * Dileep Singh Bhuria
Dileep Singh Bhuria
* Janardan Mishra * Laxmi Narayan Yadav * Ganesh Singh * Riti Pathak * Dalpat Singh Paraste * Dr Virendra Kumar * Prof Chintamani Malviya * Sushma Swaraj
Sushma Swaraj

15th LS members 17th LS members Members of the 16th Lok Sabha from States AP BR CT GA GJ HR HP JK JH KA KL MP MH OR PB RJ TN TG UP UT WB Northeast AR AS MN ML MZ NL SK TR Union Territories AN CH DN DD LD DL PY

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Bharatiya Janata Party
Bharatiya Janata Party


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Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(1980–86) * Lal Krishna Advani
Lal Krishna Advani
(1986–91) * Murli Manohar Joshi (1991–93) * Lal Krishna Advani
Lal Krishna Advani
(1993–98) * Kushabhau Thakre (1998–2000) * Bangaru Laxman (2000–01) * Jana Krishnamurthi
Jana Krishnamurthi
(2001–02) * Venkaiah Naidu
Venkaiah Naidu
(2002–04) * Lal Krishna Advani
Lal Krishna Advani
(2004–06) * Rajnath Singh
Rajnath Singh
(2006–09) * Nitin Gadkari
Nitin Gadkari
(2009–13) * Rajnath Singh
Rajnath Singh
(2013–14) * Amit Shah
Amit Shah


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Satya Pal Malik
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Vinay Sahasrabuddhe
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Renu Devi
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Dinesh Sharma
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Om Prakash Mathur
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Shyam Jaju
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Avinash Rai Khanna


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Sushma Swaraj
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Arun Jaitley
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Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
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Ravi Shankar Prasad
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Pramod Mahajan
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Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
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Sushil Kumar Modi
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Himanta Biswa Sarma
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Narendra Modi


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Shivraj Singh Chouhan
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Raman Singh
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Yogi Adityanath


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Meenakshi Lekhi
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Siddharth Nath Singh
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Sambit Patra
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* P. Muralidhar Rao * Kailash Vijayvargiya
Kailash Vijayvargiya
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Ram Madhav
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Kisan Morcha


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