Sumitra Mahajan

Updated on Apr 19, 2004 04:07 PM IST

She has headed a variety of portfolios, from womens' health to communications, drug control and public accounts. In 1989 she was elected for her first term in Lok Sabha, and then re-elected for a further 5 terms.

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In 1989 she was elected for her first term in Lok Sabha, and then re-elected for a further 5 terms. Born on the 12th April 1943 to Shri Purushotam Neelkanth Sathe and Smt. Usha, Smt. Sumitra Mahajan went on to pursue Law as her chosen profession.  She studied for her MA, LLB at Indore University, Indore  (Madhya Pradesh) before going on to work as a lawyer.  She married Shri Jayant Mahajan in January 1965 and has two sons. In 1989 she was elected for her first term in Lok Sabha, and re-elected for a further 5 terms. Candidate from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Constituency Madhya Pradesh

Political Positions Held

1990                Joint Secretary, All India Mahila Congress

1991-1993       Member, Joint Committee for 73rd Constitution Amendment,  
                       Member, Joint Committee for Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques

1991-1996       Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications

1992-1994       Vice-President, BJP., Madhya Pradesh

1995-1996      Secretary, BJP Parliamentary Board  
                      Chairman, Parliamentary Board, Madhya Pradesh

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

1996-             Secretary, BJP

1997               Member, Committee on Public Accounts

1998 onwards  Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (4th term) as Gen Secretary     BJP             

1998-1999      Sub-Committee on Drug Control 
                      Committee on Human Resource  Development, Member
                      Joint Committee on the Empowerment of Women and Laws    

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


Oct 1999         Union Minister of State, Ministry of Human Resource Dev. 

July 2002        Union Minister of State, Ministry of Communication/Technology
       
Present           Minister of State , Parliamentary Affairs, Tourism and Culture


Did you know?

In her spare time Sumitra is a keen writer. She also has an avid interest in reading and watching dramas, as well as singing and dancing. She is a delegate for Conference on Women and has visited places all around the world. Some of her favorite destinations include China and Indonesia. 

Trivia

President, Marathi Academy, Madhya Pradesh
Director of Contemporary Study Centre, Indore
Maharashtra Brahmin Sahakari Bank
Court of the University of Delhi since April 1990

Election Result of Indore Lok Sabha Constituency

Total electorate                                             14,78,108
Total votes polled                                            8,34,579 
Poll percentage                                                 56.46% 
Valid votes                                                     8,25,794

Votes polled in favor of the first four leading candidates

(1) Smt. Sumitra Mahajan          (BJP)     4,74,167      57.42%
(2) Shri Mahesh Joshi                (INC)     3,42,852      41.52%
(3) Shri Suresh Yadav               (BSP)         3,262        0.40%
(4) Shri Shaikh Masaruddin         (RJD)          984          0.12%

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