Loksabha election

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Meira Kumar : 1st lok sabha woman speaker

India is all set to get its first woman lok sabha speaker.
Congress party gave India's First Woman Prime Minister
Congress Party gave India's First Woman President
Now the same Congress Party is making one more mark with , Appointing Meira Kumar as Lok sabha speaker.

Meira Kumar will be first Indian Woman to be the Lok sabha speaker / adhyaksh . I hope the politicians in indian parliament will maintain the dignity of woman speaker of 15th loksabha.

Earlier Meira Kumar was given the Union Water Resources Minister portfolio which now will be taken back as she is going to be the 15th lok sabha speaker.

Meira Kumar Profile : ( WikiPedia )

Born in Patna in 1945, Meira Kumar is the daughter of the former Deputy Prime Minister and prominent dalit leader, Babu Jagjivan Ram and freedom fighter, Indrani Devi. Her husband, Manjul Kumar is a Supreme Court lawyer .

She graduated with a degree in law and a Masters in English. She joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1973 and served at embassies in Spain, United Kingdom and Mauritius. She was also Member, Indo-Mauritius joint Commission to Mauritius.

Meira Kumar entered electoral politics in 1985 and was elected from Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh defeating Ram Vilas Paswan and Mayawati, two powerful dalit leaders of today. She was a member of the eleventh and twelfth Lok Sabha's from Karol Bagh in Delhi. She lost her seat in the BJP wave of 1999, but was able to get reelected with a record majority from her father's former constituency of Sasaram in Bihar in 2004 and again in 2009.

Meira Kumar was inducted into the Manmohan Singh cabinet, as Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment in 2004 and is presently the Union Minister for Water Resources. She is the presumptive nominee of the ruling UPA government for the position of Speaker of the Lok Sabha. If elected, she will be first women speaker of the Indian Parliament.


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