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Jayawanti Mehta

Having specialised as a social worker, before election into the 9th Lok Sabha, she has played an active part in social movements.
PTI | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2004 02:10 PM IST

Having specialised as a social and political worker, before election into the 9th Lok Sabha, Jayawanti Mehta, has played an active part in social movements against atrocities on women, anti-price rise agitation, health and educational services and civil amenities to maintain law and order.

Born on the 20 December 1938 to Shri Dwarkadas Venidas Kapadia and Smt.Vijaya Dwarkadas Kapadia, Jayawanti was brought up in Aurangabad (Maharashtra). She continued her studies at Sharda Mandir, Aurangabad (Maharashtra) where she qualified with HSC, Hindi Sahitya-Visharad, Prayag. 

She married Shri Navinchandra Tulsidas Mehta on 30 December 1958 with whom she has one son and daughter. Jaywanti went on to specialise as a social and political worker, before being elected into the 9th Lok Sabha.

She plays an active part in social movements against atrocities on women, anti-price rise agitation, health and educational services and civil amenities to maintain law and order. Candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from the South Mumbai (Maharashtra) constituency.


Key political Positions held:

1968-78
        Municipal Councilor, Bombay 

1978-85
        Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (two terms)

1980-
            Member, National Executive, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

1980-85-       Member, Government Assurance Committee                         

1988-92
        All India Secretary, BJP

1989
             Elected to 9th Lok Sabha

1989-91
        Member, Rules Committee  Member, Standing Committee on Food 

1990-95        President, Mahila Morcha, BJP

1993-95
        Vice-President, BJP 

1996             Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

1996-97       Member, Standing Committee on Industry 
                    Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs 
                    Member, Joint Committee on the Constitution of the WRB.

1999                Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term) 

Oct 1999-
       Minister of State, Power

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A keen interest in Marathi drama; light music, cinema and reading Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati Literature are just some of the ways in which Jayawanti passes her time. She has also traveled abroad on numerous occasions, and rates Australia and UK amongst two of her favorite places.   

Other Information

*Trustee, Adarsh Ram Leela Samiti, Mumba
*Imprisoned during Emergency under M.I.S.A for 19 months, 1975-77
*Ministry of Information and Broadcasting 1998-99
*Member, Craft and Museum Committee
*Ministry of Textiles 1998

Election Result of Mumbai South Lok Sabha Constituency

Total electorate                      7,19,281
Total votes polled                    3,03,022
Poll percentage                          42.13% 
Valid votes                             3,02,999

Votes polled in favour of the  first four leading candidates:

(1) Smt. Jayawanti Mehta (BJP)            1,44,945           47.84%
(2) Shri Murli Deora (INC)                       1,3402           44.46%
(3) Shri Aziz Lalani (SP)                         19,128             6.31%
(4) Shri Ramesh Bajrangpal Vyas (IND)       2,441             0.81%

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