Selja Kumari


Selja Kumari

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name = Selja Kumari


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birth_date =Birth date and age|1962|9|24|df=y
birth_place =Chandigarh
residence = Hissar, Haryana
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constituency = Ambala
office = MP, Minister of State (independent charge) for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
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party =INC
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spouse = unmarried
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date = May 16
year = 2006 |
source = http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/biodata.asp?mpsno=3589

Selja Kumari (born 24 September, 1962) is a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) political party. She is a minister of state (independent charge) of Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation in the UPA government.

Education

She is the daughter of the dalit leader Chaudhary Dalbir Singh. She studied at the elite Convent of Jesus and Mary School in New Delhi and has a M.Phil from Punjab University.

Political career

She began her political career in the Mahila Congress becoming its President in 1990. One of the seniormost dalit leaders within the Congress party, she was elected to the 10th Lok Sabha in 1991 from Sirsa in Haryana. She was Union Minister of State for Education and Culture in the Narasimha Rao-led Congress government. Despite the Congress debacle in Haryana in 1996 she was reelected to the Lok Sabha.

In 2004, she was elected to the Lok Sabha representing the Ambala constituency of Haryana. She was Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation in the Manmohan Singh-led UPA government.

External links

* [http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/biodata.asp?mpsno=3589 Official biographical sketch in Parliament of India website]


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