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Sumitra Mahajan
Sumitra Mahajan
(born 12 April 1943)[1] is an Indian politician who is the Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha.[2] 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,[3] and is currently the longest-serving woman member.[4] She has represented the Indore
Indore
constituency of Madhya Pradesh
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.[5] 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
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.

Contents

1 Early life and education 2 Political career

2.1 Positions held

3 Speaker of the Lok Sabha
Speaker of the Lok Sabha
2018 4 References

Early life and education[edit] 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) after marrying Jayant Mahajan of Indore. Sumitra Mahajan's hobbies include reading, music, drama and cinema as well as an enthusiasm for singing.[citation needed] She has acknowledged the 18th century social reformer Ahilyabai Holkar
Ahilyabai Holkar
as the inspirational figure throughout her life. Political career[edit] 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
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
Special
Interest Group. She is popularly known as Tai, among people of her constituency.[6] Positions held[edit] 1984-85: Deputy Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Indore 1989: Elected to 9th 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
BJP
1997: Member, Committee on Public Accounts 1998: Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
(4th term) 1998 onwards: General-Secretary, BJP
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
BJP
Member, Consultative Committee on Civil Aviation 5 August 2007 - May 2009: Chairperson, Standing Committee on Social Justice & Empowerment 2009: Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
(7th term) June 2009: Member, Panel of Chairmen 31 August 2009: Chairperson, Standing Committee on Rural Development 23 September 2009: Member, Committee on Empowerment of Women 2014: Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha
16th Lok Sabha
(8th term) In February, Sumitra Mahajan
Sumitra Mahajan
was included in the LIMCA book of records for being first Indian woman to represent the same Lok Sabha constituency on the same party ticket for eight times in a row. Speaker of the Lok Sabha
Speaker of the Lok Sabha
2018[edit] On 6 June 2014, Mahajan was unanimously elected as the Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha.[7] She had earlier worked as a member of the ‘Panel of Chairmen’ in the Lok Sabha.[8][9][10] She took the bold step of suspending 25 Congress MPs for five days (August 2015) from House for indiscipline in the House.[11] References[edit]

^ 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://164.100.47.132/lssnew/Members/Biography.aspx?mpsno=220 ^ http://164.100.47.132/lssnew/Members/Biography.aspx?mpsno=220 ^ 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

Political offices

Preceded by Meira Kumar Speaker of the Lok Sabha 2014–present Incumbent

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Speakers of the Lok Sabha

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

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

GE 2014

Bodh Singh Bhagat Jyoti Dhurve Bhagirath Prasad Alok Sanjar Kamal Nath Prahlad Singh Patel Manohar Untwal Savitri Thakur Jyotiraditya Scindia Narendra Singh Tomar Uday Pratap Singh Sumitra Mahajan Rakesh Singh Nagendra Singh Nandkumar Singh Chauhan Subhash Patel Faggan Singh Kulaste Sudhir Gupta Anoop Mishra Rodmal Nagar Dileep Singh Bhuria Janardan Mishra Laxmi Narayan Yadav Ganesh Singh Riti Pathak Dalpat Singh Paraste Dr Virendra Kumar Prof Chintamani Malviya Sushma Swaraj

Bye-elections 2015

Kantilal Bhuria

Pre-bye poll: Dileep Singh Bhuria
Dileep Singh Bhuria
- death

Bye-elections 2016

Gyan Singh

Pre-bye poll: Dalpat Singh Paraste
Dalpat Singh Paraste
- death

15th LS members 17th LS members Members of the 16th Lok Sabha
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

Party Presidents

Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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
Kushabhau Thakre
(1998–2000) Bangaru Laxman
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
(2014–present)

Current vice presidents

Avinash Rai Khanna Prabhat Jha Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe Renu Devi Om Prakash Mathur Shyam Jaju

Other prominent leaders

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

Prime ministers

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Narendra Modi

Current chief ministers

Vijay Rupani Vasundhara Raje Shivraj Singh Chouhan Raman Singh Manohar Parrikar Jai Ram Thakur Manohar Lal Khattar Devendra Fadnavis Raghubar Das Sarbananda Sonowal Pema Khandu N. Biren Singh Trivendra Singh Rawat Yogi Adityanath Biplab Kumar Deb

Spokespersons

Syed Shahnawaz Hussain Dr. Sudhanshu Trivedi M. J. Akbar Meenakshi Lekhi Dr. Bizay Sonkar Shastri Siddharth Nath Singh Nalin Kohli Sambit Patra Anil Baluni G. V. L. Narsimha Rao Gopal Krishna Agarwal Siddhartha Bhattacharya Gaurav Bhatia Shaina NC Nupur Sharma Shazia Ilmi

General secretaries

P. Muralidhar Rao Ram Madhav Saroj Pandey Bhupender Yadav Kailash Vijayvargiya Anil Jain Dr. Arun Singh Ram Lal

Political wings

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha BJP
BJP
Mahila Morcha BJP
BJP
SC Morcha BJP
BJP
ST Morcha BJP
BJP
OBC Morcha BJP
BJP
Minority Morcha BJP
BJP
Kisan Morcha

Related organisations

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Bharatiya Jana Sangh Janata Party Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh Bharatiya Kisan Sangh

Others

Hindutva

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