Personal Life & Political Career
Sumitra Mahajan (born April 12, 1943) is an Indian politician who is the president of the 16th Lok Sabha. It belongs to Bharatiya Janata Party. In 2014, she was elected for the eighth time to Lok Sabha, one of the three members of the 16th Lok Sabha to do and is currently the oldest female member. She has been representing the constituency of Indore in Madhya Pradesh since 1989.
She served for a while as Union Minister. She served as Minister from 2002 to 2004, holding the resources of Human Resources, Communications and Petroleum. She is the eldest and oldest female parliamentarian of the 17th Lok Sabha. She is the second woman after Meira Kumar to be elected president of Lok Sabha. As an active parliamentarian, she can not only lead the committees, but also be a passionate enthusiast and an avid interrogator at home.
Early life and education
Sumitra Mahajan was born into a chitpavan family in Usha and Purushotam Sathe in Chiplun, Maharashtra. After marrying Jayant Mahajan from Indore, she received her master's degree and her son from Indore University (now Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya). Sumitra Mahajan's hobbies include reading, music, drama and cinema, as well as enthusiasm for singing. [Quote required]
She ran for the first time and won the Lok Sabha elections in 1989 against Prakash Chandra Sethi, former Chief minister and congressman. It has provided numerous projects for the Indore railway, aviation and urban development. She is known for her simplicity, honesty and clean politics. She has proven herself and has always distanced herself from Special Interest Group. She is known as Tai, among the people in her riding.
1984-85: Deputy Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Indore
1989: Elected to 9th Lok Sabha
1990-91: Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare President, Mahila Morcha, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Madhya Pradesh
1991: Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1991-92: Member, Joint Committee for 73rd Constitution Amendment Bill
1991-93: Member, Joint Committee for Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Bill, 1991
1991-96: Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications
1992-94 Vice-President, BJP, Madhya Pradesh
1995-96: Secretary, BJP, Parliamentary Board and Chairman, Parliamentary Board, Madhya Pradesh
1996: Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1996-98: Secretary, BJP 1997: Member, Committee on Public Accounts
1998: Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1998 onwards: General-Secretary, BJP 1998-99: Convenor, 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
1999: Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (5th term)
October 1999 - June 2002: Union Minister of State, Ministry of Human Resource Development
July 2002 - May 2003: Union Minister of State, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology
24 May 2003 - May 2004: Union Minister of State, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
2004: Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha(6th term)
2004-2009: Member, General Purposes Committee Chairperson, Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment Member, Panel of Chairmen
2005: Prabhari, Mahilla Morcha, BJP Member, Consultative Committee on Civil Aviation
5 August 2007 - May 2009: Chairperson, Standing Committee on Social Justice & Empowerment
2009: Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (7th term)
June 2009: Member, Panel of Chairmen
31 August 2009: Chairperson, Standing Committee on Rural Development
23 September 2009: Member, Committee on Empowerment of Women
2014: Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (8th term)
In February, Sumitra Mahajan was included in the LIMCA book of records for being first Indian woman to represent the same Lok Sabha constituency on the same party ticket for eight times in a row.
Speaker of the Lok Sabha 2018
On June 6, 2014, Mahajan was unanimously elected President of the 16th Lok Sabha. She had previously worked as a member of the Lok Sabha "Presidents Panel". August 2015) of House for indiscipline in the House.