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August 13, 2015 01:48 PM
The Lok Sabha was on Thursday adjourned sine die after a 23-day monsoon session. The session which began on July 21 was a complete washout due to pr..... Read More
August 12, 2015 01:59 PM
The Lok Sabha on Wednesday began a debate on the Lalit Modi controversy which has paralysed the house for the entire ongoing monsoon session. The di..... Read More
August 11, 2015 02:07 PM
The Congress on Tuesday continued its protest in the Lok Sabha demanding the resignation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. As soon as the ..... Read More
August 07, 2015 02:08 PM
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August 07, 2015 02:02 PM
The government is ready to move a motion to revoke the suspension of 25 Congress MPs if they meet the Lok Sabha speaker and assure her of helping ru..... Read More

Sumitra Mahajan - Speaker of 16th Lok Sabha

Full Name Sumitra Mahajan
Date of Birth12 April, 1943
Place of BirthChiplun, Maharashtra
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
EducationM.A. LL.B (Indore University)
Spouse Name Late Shri Jayant Mahajan
Children 2 sons
Religion Hindu
Profession before joining politics Advocate
Sumitra Mahajan

Political Career of Sumitra Mahajan

TermPosition held
2014Speaker of 16th Lok Sabha
2009Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (7th term); Member, Panel of Chairpersons; Chairperson, Standing Committee on Rural Development; Member, Committee on Empowerment of Women
2007-2009Chairperson, Standing Committee on Social Justice & Empowerment
2005Prabhari, Mahilla Morcha, B.J.P.; Member, Consultative Committee on Civil Aviation
2004-2009Member, General Purposes Committee; Chairperson, Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment
2004Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (6th term)
2003-2004Union Minister of State, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
2002-2003Union Minister of State, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology
1999-2002Union Minister of State, Ministry of Human Resource Development
1999Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (5th term)
1998-1999Convenor, Sub-Committee on Drug Control, Committee on Human Resource Development; Member, Committee on Human Resource Development and its Sub-Committee-I on Value-based Education; Member, Joint Committee on the Empowerment of Women and its Sub-Committee on Appraisal of Laws relating to Women-Criminal Laws; Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADs); Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development; Member, Panel of Chairmen
1999Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (5th term)
1998Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1998 onwardsGeneral Secretary, BJP
1997Member, Committee on Public Accounts
1996Secretary, BJP; Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1995-96Secretary, BJP, Parliamentary Board; Chairman, Parliamentary Board, Madhya Pradesh
1992-94Vice-President, BJP, Madhya Pradesh
1991-96Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications
1991-93Member, Joint Committee for Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Bill, 1991
1991-92Member, Joint Committee for 73rd Constitution Amendment Bill
1991Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1990-1991Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; President, Mahila Morcha, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Madhya Pradesh
1989Elected to 9th Lok Sabha
1984-1985Deputy Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Indore
1982-1985Corporator, Municipal Corporation, Indore


Sumitra Mahajan has landed herself in controversies a couple of times over her comments on various issues. She made a call for reviewing the reservation policy while overseeing a parliamentary session. She met the Jain saint Acharya Vidyasagar and reportedly agreed on his advice and suggestion not to keep eggs in midday meals at schools.

Last Updated on 22 June, 2017.

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