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Meira Kumar
मीरा कुमार | An Indian politician. The Speaker of Lok Sabha since 2009.


Meira Kumar Biography



श्री मीरा कुमार को भारत सरकार की पंद्रहवीं लोकसभा के मंत्रीमंडल में जल संसाधन मंत्रालय में मंत्री बनाया गया है।


जीवन परिचय

मीरा कुमारी दलित समुदाय से हैं और वे पूर्व उप प्रधानमंत्री श्री जगजीवन राम की सुपुत्री हैं । मीरा कुमारी १९७३ में भारतीय विदेश सेवा में शामिल हुई । वे कई देशों में नियुक्त रहीं और बेहतर प्रशासक साबित हुई ।

  • राजनितिक जीवन

राजनीति में उनका प्रवेश अस्सी के दशक में हुआ था । १९८५ में वे पहली बार बिजनौर से संसद में चुन कर आई । १९९०में वे कांग्रेस पार्टी की कार्यकारिणी समिति की सदस्य और अखिल भारतीय कांग्रेस समिति की महासचिव भी चुनी गई । १९९६ में वे दूसरी बार सांसद बनीं और तीसरी पारी उन्होंने १९९८ में शुरु की, २००४ में बिहार के सासाराम से लोक सभा सीट जीती । २००४ में यूनाईटेड प्रोग्रेसिव अलायन्स सरकार में उन्हें सामाजिक न्याय मंत्रालय में मंत्री बनाया गया । इस बार वे पाँचवीं बार संसद के लिए चुनी गई हैं । मीरा कुमार भारत की पहली महिला लोकसभा स्पीकर हैं । जीएमएसी बालयोगी के बाद वे दूसरी दलित नेता है जो इस पद तक पहुंचे ।







Meira Kumar (Hindi: मीरा कुमार) is an Indian politician and a five time Member of Parliament. She was elected unopposed as the first woman Speaker of Lok Sabha on 3 June 2009. She was born on March 31, 1945 in Bihar, India. She is a lawyer and a former diplomat. Prior to being a member of the 15th Lok Sabha, she has been elected earlier to the 8th, 11th, 12th and 14th Lok Sabha, wherein she remained Cabinet Minister in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (2004–2009).


Early life

Meira Kumar was born in the Patna district in Bihar to the former Deputy Prime Minister and prominent leader Babu Jagjivan Ram and a freedom fighter, Indrani Devi. She went to Welham Girls School, Dehradun and Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls' Public School, Jaipur. She did her M.A, L.L.B, Educated at Indraprastha College and Miranda House, Delhi University.



Meira Kumar is married to Manjul Kumar, a Supreme Court lawyer and they have three children, one boy and two girls, Anshul, Swati and Devangana.Anshul, married to Mnica and has one daughter name Anahita. Daughter Swati married to Rnjeet and has a daughter Amrita and a son Anhad.Her second daughter Devangana married to Amit and has a son named Farzan. She is a keen sportswoman and holds medals for rifle shooting. She is also a published author.


Political career

In 1970, she joined the Indian Foreign Service and spent her life in many countries. Meira Kumar entered electoral politics in 1985 and was elected from Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh defeating political heavyweights like Ram Vilas Paswan and Mayawati, two powerful dalit leaders. She was a member of the eighth, 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 re-elected with a record majority from her father's former constituency of Sasaram in Bihar in 2004 and 2009.




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