Shri Yamuna Prasad Shastri Member of Parliament (MP) from Rewa (Madhya Pradesh) Biodata

Name of Member: Shri Yamuna Prasad Shastri

Political Party: Janata Dal

Constituency & State: Rewa (Madhya Pradesh)

Lok Sabha Experience: 6,9

9th Lok Sabha
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SHASTRI, SHRI YAMUNA PRASAD, M.A., LL.B. [Janata Dal—Madhya  Pradesh, Rewa, 1989]:  s. of Vindheshwari Prasad; b. at Vill. Sura, Rewa District, Madhya Pradesh, June 12, 1927; m. Sushila Devi, June 20, 1939, 1 s. and 4 d.; participated in the Quit India Movement, implicated in the charge of setting fire to the PostOffice at Mangawan, Rewa, suffered lathi charge from the police;

Previous Association with Political Parties Member, Congress Socialist Party, Madhya Pradesh, 1946—48, Jt. Secy, Congress Socialist Party, Madhya Pradesh, 1948—52; Jt. Secy. Praja Socialist Party, Madhya Pradesh, 1953—63; Chairman, Socialist Party 1973—76; Chairman, Janata Party 1977, 1980—86; Chairman, Parliamentary Board, Janata Dal, 1989;

Previous Membership:  Sixth Lok Sabha, 1977-79; Legislative Assembly, Madhya Pradesh, 1962—67, 1967—72;

Committee Experience:  Member, Public Accounts Committee, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly, 1964—69; Chairman, Estimates Committee, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly, 1972-73; Member, Committee on Official Language, 6th Lok Sabha, Committee on Petitions, January 19, 1990, Estimates Committee, May 1, 1990 and Consultative Committee, Ministry of Law and Justice, 1990;

Travels Abroad:  Austria, West Germany, Nepal, Switzerland; U.K.; 

Special Interests:  To participate in movements against injustice;

Social Activities:  Struggle for a caste-free society and against religious discrimination ; an ardent champion of the idea of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’;

Other Information:  Participated in Goa Liberation Movement, 1955, in Kisan Movement against feudal oppression in the Vindhya region, and in the Trade Union Movement in coal mines of Surguja and Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh; suffered physical injury;

Permanent Address:  Vasudhaiva-Kutumbakam, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh.


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