Shri Bhubaneswar Kalita Member of Parliament (MP) from Gauhati (Assam) Biodata

Name of Member: Shri Bhubaneswar Kalita

Political Party: Indian National Congress

Constituency & State: Gauhati (Assam)

Lok Sabha Experience: 12

Biographical Sketch Member of Parliament 12th Lok Sabha


Father's Name       	Late Shri Krishna Kanta Kalita               

Date of Birth       	1 April 1951

Place of Birth      	Vill. Pub-Sitara, Distt. Kamrup (Assam)           

Marital Status      	Married on 14 October 1986

Spouse's Name       	Smt. Rwitticka Kalita                   

Children            	Two sons

Educational Qualifications  

               	M.A., LL.B.

               	Educated at Guahati University, Guwahati (Assam)


                Lawyer, Teacher and Educationist, Political and Social
		Worker, and Consultant, Development Cooperation 

Permanent Address  

               	Vill. Pub-Sitara,                       
               	P.O. Rangia, Distt. Kamrup-781354       

		Tel. (03621) 40554

Present Address  

		9, Ferozeshah Road,
		New Delhi-110001

		Tels. (011) 3782493, 3782149
Positions Held  

1983-85         President, Pradesh Youth Congress(I), Assam

1984-90         Member, Rajya Sabha

		Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of 
		Petroleum and Chemicals

1986-88         Member, Committee on Government Assurances
                Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of
                Home Affairs

1985-87         General-Secretary, Indian Youth Congress(I)
                Convenor, Congress Parliamentary Party
                [C.P.P.(I)], Assam

1987-92         Joint Secretary, All India Congress Committee(I)

1990-96         Member, Rajya Sabha (2nd term)

                Chairman, Committee on Subordinate Legislation

		Chairman, Committee on Economic Affairs, Government of

                Member, Committee of Privileges
		Member, Committee on Energy

                Member, Committee on Industry

		Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of
		Home Affairs

1991-94         Member, Executive Committee, C.P.P.

		Convenor, C.P.P. Standing Committee on Home Affairs

1998            Elected to 12th Lok Sabha

		Whip, Congress(I), Lok Sabha

1998-99 and	Member, Committee on Estimates

1998-99         Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation*
                Member, Committee on External Affairs and its

		Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Industry

Special Interests  

Social work

Favourite Pastime and Recreation  

Travelling and reading

Sports and Clubs  

Associate Vice-President, Indian Olympic Assoication; and
Life Member, Constitution Club, New Delhi

Countries Visited  

Widely travelled; Member, (i) Indian Delegation to the
Conference of Korean Re-unification at Pyongyang, 1991; and 
(ii) Indian Delegation to U.N. General Assembly, 1994; 
Leader, (i) A.I.C.C. Delegation to Mongolia to sign
protocol between Indian National Congress and Mongolian
Peoples' Revolutionary Party, 1988; (ii) Indian Youth
Delegation to Oman on Omani National Day; (iii) Inter-
national Youth Meet, Muscat, 1983; (iv) Indian Youth
Delegation to International Preparatory Committee Meeting
for World Festival of youth and students, Moscow 1985 and
1987; (v) International Solidarity Meeting, Pyongyang, DPR;
and (vi) Indian Parliamentary Delegation to I.P.U. Conference
at Canbera (Australia)

Other Information  

Secretary, Students' Union, (i) Cotton College; (ii) Post-
Graduate Students' Union; (iii) University Law College;
and (iv) National Students' Union of India, Assam, 1970-75;
Lectuer, A.V. College, Guwahati; Member, (i) Central
Silk Board, 1985-87; (ii) Employees State Insurance
Corporation, 1986-90; (iii) State Planning Board, Government
of Assam; and (iv) Tea Board, 1990-96; Vice-Chairman, Tea Board; 
and (iv) National Shipping Board since 1996; Chairman, Railway 
Recruitment Board, Guwahati; 

Election Result of
Gauhati Lok Sabha Constituency  

Total electorate 	13,52,453
Total votes polled 	 5,92,536

Votes polled in favour of the first four leading candidates

(1) Shri Bhubaneswar Kalita 	(I.N.C.) 2,85,482
(2) Shri Manoranjan Goswami 	(B.J.P.) 1,57,309
(3) Dr. Prabin Chandra Sarma 	(A.G.P.) 1,23,453
(4) Shri Dilip Chakravorty 	(S.P.)      4,452

* Resigned in November, 1998


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