- Selja Kumari
name = Selja Kumari
birth_date =Birth date and age|1962|9|24|df=y
constituency = Ambala
office = MP, Minister of State (independent charge) for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
spouse = unmarried
date = May 16
year = 2006 |
source = http://22.214.171.124/ls/lsmember/biodata.asp?mpsno=3589
Selja Kumari (born
24 September, 1962) is a member of the 14th Lok Sabhaof Indiais 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 Alleviationin the UPA government.
She is the daughter of the dalit leader Chaudhary Dalbir Singh. She studied at the elite
Convent of Jesus and Mary Schoolin New Delhi and has a M.Phil from Punjab University.
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 Sabhain 1991 from Sirsain 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.
* [http://126.96.36.199/ls/lsmember/biodata.asp?mpsno=3589 Official biographical sketch in Parliament of India website]
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