Shri Shantaram Potdukhe Member of Parliament (MP) from Chandrapur (Maharashtra) Biodata

Name of Member: Shri Shantaram Potdukhe

Political Party: Congress (I)

Constituency & State: Chandrapur (Maharashtra)

Lok Sabha Experience: 7,8,9,10

Tenth Lok Sabha

[Cong. (I) – Chandrapur (Maharashtra)]

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19 January, 1990



21 June, 1991

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Shri Rajeshwar Paikaji Potdukhe30th January, 1933

Chandrapur (Maharashtra)

Married on 26th June, 1958

Smt. Sudha Shantaram Potdukhe

One son and one daughter

B.A., Bachelor of Journalism

Educated at Hislop College, Nagpur and Nagpur University, Nagpur

Journalist and Agriculturist

In front of Sai Baba Mandir, Civil Lines, Chandrapur (Maharashtra). Tel. 2486, 3255

10, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110001. Tel. 3782389, 3782394

Elected to Lok Sabha (Seventh)

Re-elected to Lok Sabha (Eighth)

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Civil Aviation and Tourism; Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ocean Development and Space

Elected to Lok Sabha (Ninth) for the third time

Member, Rules Committee

Member, Consultative Committees, Department of Atomic Energy, Space, Electronics, Ocean Development and Ministry of Science and Technology

Elected to Lok Sabha (Tenth) for the fourth time

Union Minister of State, Finance

Promotion of education; social work; runs Sardar Patel Maha Vidyalaya Post Graduate College, six higher secondary schools; President, Sarvodaya Shikshan Mandal since 1964 and Sardar Patel Education Society which runs Chandrapur Engineering College

Participated in Goa liberation movement as a student; President, Sardar Patel Memorial Society, Chandrapur; Chairman, Minimum Wages Commission for Bricks and Tiles Industry, Maharahstra, 1966-69 and Member, Senate, Nagpur University 1976-78, 1982-83, 1988-90.


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