Shri Kalpnath Rai Member of Parliament (MP) from Ghosi (Uttar Pradesh) Biodata

Name of Member: Shri Kalpnath Rai

Political Party: Samata Party

Constituency & State: Ghosi (Uttar Pradesh)

Lok Sabha Experience: 9,10,11,12

Biographical Sketch Member of Parliament 12th Lok Sabha


Father's Name	    	Late Shri Abhai Narayan Rai

Date of Birth	    	4 January 1941

Place of Birth	    	Semari Jamalpur, Distt. Mau (Uttar Pradesh)

Marital Status	    	Married on 8 February 1985 
			(for the second time)

Spouse's Name	    	Smt. Sudha Rai

Children	    	One son and five daughters

Educational Qualifications  

		M.A.(English), M.A. (Sociology), LL.B.

		Educated at Gorakhpur University (Uttar Pradesh)


		Lawyer, Agriculturist, Political and Social Worker

Permanent Address  
		Vill. & P.O. Semari Jamalpur, 
		Distt. Mau-275101 
		(Uttar Pradesh)

		Tel. (0547) 220220, 466555

Present Address  

		36, Aurangzeb Road,
		New Delhi - 110011

		Tel. (011) 3012007

Positions Held     

1963-66		General-Secretary, Samajvadi Yuvjan Sabha, 
		Uttar Pradesh	

1967-69		Executive Member, Samyukta Socialist Party (S.S.P.)

1969-70		Chairman, National Central Commission, S.S.P.
1974-76		Member, Executive Committee, Congress 
		Parliamentary Party (Indira) [C.P.P.(I)]

1974-78		Member, Rajya Sabha

1978-79		General-Secretary, C.P.P. (I)

		Member, All India Congress Committee (Indira) [A.I.C.C.(I)]

June 1980-	Joint-Secretary, A.I.C.C. (I)
Oct. 1980	

1980-81		General-Secretary, A.I.C.C. (I)

1980		Member, Rajya Sabha (2nd term)

1982-83		Union Deputy Minister, Parliamentary Affairs;
		and Industry

1982-84		Union Minister of  State, Parliamentary Affairs

1986		Member, Rajya Sabha (3rd term)

1988-89		Union Minister of State, Power

1989		Elected to 9th Lok Sabha  

Jan. 1990-	Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation
Aug. 1990	

1990-91		Member, Committee on Public Undertakings

		Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of

1991		Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

1991-92		Union Minister of State, Power and Non-
		Conventional Energy Sources (Independent Charge)

1992-93		Union Minister of State, Power (Independent Charge)

1993-94		Union Minister of State, Food (Independent Charge)

1996		Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term)

1996-97		Member, Committee on Science and Technology,
		Environment and Forests

1998    	Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (4th term) 

1998-99		Member, Committee on Commerce and its
		Sub-Committee on Textiles

		Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Finance

Special Interests  

Rural reconstruction, reading, writing and social service

Countries Visited  

Widely travelled

Other Information  

Advocate, Allahabad High Court; Secretary, Babu Inter College, 
Kopaganj, Azamgarh; attained first position in Distt. Debate 
Rally, 1954-56; President, (i) Shibli Degree College, Azamgarh,
1959-60; and (ii) Students' Union, Gorakhpur University, 
1962-63; nominated as Chairman, All India Sangharsh Samiti 
by Smt. Indira Gandhi, 1979-80

Election Result of
Ghosi Lok Sabha Constituency  

Total electorate 	12,07,069                                               
Total votes polled 	 6,81,893

Votes polled in favour of the first four leading candidates

(1) Shri Kalpnath Rai 	  (S.A.P.) 2,22,126
(2) Shri Bal Krishna 	  (B.S.P.) 2,03,752
(3) Shri Azamal Nurani 	  (S.P.)   1,98,278
(4) Shri Atul Kumar Anjan (C.P.I.)   14,345


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