Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan named in LIMCA Book of Records

Loksabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan's name was included in LIMCA book of records as she is the only woman in India to represent the same constituency on the same party ticket eight times in a row.

Feb 9, 2015 14:14 IST
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Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s name was included in the LIMCA book of records in the first week of February 2015. Her name was included for being the only woman of the country to represent the same Lok Sabha constituency on the same party ticket for eight times in a row.

As a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), she represents the Indore constituency of Lok Sabha in Madhya Pradesh. For the first time she was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1989. Since then she has been re-elected to the Lok Sabha in 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2009 and finally to the 16th Lok Sabha on 18 May 2014.

During this period, Mahajan has served as member/head of various parliamentary committees and as a Minister. She was unanimously elected as Speaker of 16th Lok Sabha on 6 June 2014.


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