Shri Tomo Riba Member of Parliament (MP) from Arunachal West (Arunachal Pradesh) Biodata

Name of Member: Shri Tomo Riba

Political Party: Independents

Constituency & State: Arunachal West (Arunachal Pradesh)

Lok Sabha Experience: 11

Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
XI Lok Sabha


Father's Name	:   Shri William Anthony Michael

Date of Birth	:   16 October 1937

Place of Birth	:   Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)

Marital Status	:   Married on 3 June 1963

Spouse's Name	:   Shri Denzil Rego

Children	:   Three sons and two daughters

Educational Qualifications :
M.A., B.Ed.
Educated at Shivaji University, Kolhapur (Maharashtra) and 
Annamalai University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)

Profession :
   Teacher, Educationist and Social Worker

Permanent Address :
   21, Rest House Crescent, Bangalore-560001 (Karnataka) 
Tel. (080) 5594276

Positions Held :
1959-61	General Secretary, District Council, (called Bogum Boka) West Siang, Arunachal Pradesh
1972-73	Member, Basar Anchal Samiti, Distt. West Siang, Arunachal Pradesh
Vice-President, Zilla Parishad (under Panchayati Raj), Distt. West Siang, Arunachal Pradesh.
1973-75	Chief Councillor, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Council. 
Member, North-Eastern Council, Arunachal Pradesh
1975	Minister, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Rural Works Department, Public Works Department, 
Planning, Horticulture, Panchayat and Information and Public Relations, Arunachal Pradesh
1977	Formed People's Party of Arunachal Pradesh
1978-82	Member, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
1979	Chief Minister, Arunachal Pradesh
1979-82	Leader of Opposition, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
1980-89	President, People's Party of Arunachal Pradesh
1989-90	President, J.D., Arunachal Pradesh
1995-96	Member, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
Chairman, Committee on Subordinate Legislation, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
Member, Rules Committee and House Committee, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
1996	Elected to Lok Sabha (Eleventh) 

Social and Cultural Activities :

Active involvement in social and cultural aspects of change taking in Arunachal Pradesh before and after it attained Statehood in 1986

Special Interests :

Livestock rearing, horticulture, gardening, environment, pollution control

Favourite Pastime and Recreation :
	Fishing, hunting and gardening

Sports and Clubs :
	Badminton and volleyball

Countries Visited :
	Bangladesh and Bhutan

Other Information :

Participated in freedom struggle as a student; Field Publicity Officer, Assam, Nagaland and Meghalaya, 1962-68; Circle Officer (executed judicial, treasury and accounts responsibilities), 1968-72

Election Result :
Arunachal West Lok Sabha constituency
Total electorate	3,11,147
Total votes polled	1,69,788
Votes polled in favour of
the first four leading candidates:
(1) Shri Tomo Riba 	(Ind.)		88,718
(2) Shri P.K. Thungon 	(I.N.C.)	49,102
(3) Shri Mallo Tarin 	(B.J.P.)	19,545
(4) Shri Larbin Nasi 	(Ind.)		9,226


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