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.
*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%