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Ajay Tamta
Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways
Assumed office
11 June 2024
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterNitin Gadkari
Minister of State for Textiles
In office
July 6, 2016 – 24 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Member of Parliament
for Almora
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded byPradeep Tamta
Personal details
Born (1972-07-16) 16 July 1972 (age 51)
NationalityIndian
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
SpouseSonal Tamta
Residence(s)Almora, Uttarakhand
OccupationPolitician

Ajay Tamta (born 16 July 1972) is a politician from Uttarakhand, India. He represents sp

and serving as a Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.[1] He had also served as Minister of State for Textiles and is Member of Parliament (MP) from Almora constituency.

He contested 2009 Lok Sabha elections from Almora of Uttarakhand but lost.[2] He was elected as member of Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly from Someshwar, Almora in 2012 elections as a member of Bharatiya Janata Party.[3] He is the member of Lok Sabha since 2014.

In 2024 Indian general election, he won again with the margin of 234097 votes from the Almora.

Career

He started his political career by contesting in the district panchayat and he became a district panchayat member in 1996, that same year he was also elected as the vice-president of the panchayat.

Tamta unsuccessfully campaigned as an independent in the 2002 Assembly elections for the Someshwar seat. On the BJP banner, he ran again in 2007 and was able to obtain entry into the Dehradun Assembly.

He fought the Lok Sabha elections for the first time in 2009, but he lost. 2012 marked his first legislative victory when he won from the Someshwar constituency.

He fought the Lok Sabha elections in 2014, which he won. In the Lok Sabha elections of 2019, he repeated his victory again.

Tamta was elected to the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly twice, first in 2007 and then again in 2012. Additionally, he has held positions in the Uttarakhand government as a Minister of State from 2007 to 2008 and as the Cabinet Minister from 2008 to 2009.

During the first Modi administration, he was the Union Minister of State for Textiles.[4]

Electoral performance

Election Constituency Party Result Votes % Opposition Candidate Opposition Party Opposition vote % Ref
2002 Someshwar Independent Lost 4.84% Pradeep Tamta INC 34.39% [5]
2007 Someshwar BJP Won 46.00% Pradeep Tamta INC 41.64% [6]
2012 Someshwar BJP Won 39.43% Rekha Arya Independent 33.29% [7]
2014 Almora BJP Won 53.00% Pradeep Tamta INC 38.44% [8]
2019 Almora BJP Won 64.03% Pradeep Tamta INC 30.48% [9]
2024 Almora BJP Won 64.2% Pradeep Tamta INC 29.18% [10]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Uttarakhand's Almora MP Ajay Tamta takes oath as Minister of State". India Today. 10 June 2024. Retrieved 15 June 2024.
  2. ^ "AJAY TAMTA (Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)):Constituency- Someshwar (Almora ) - Affidavit Information of Candidate". myneta.info.
  3. ^ "AJAY TAMTA (Male):Constituency- Almora - Information of Candidate". economictimes.indiatimes.com/.
  4. ^ "Three-term MP from Uttarakhand Ajay Tamta says 'fortunate to get opportunity' in Modi 3.0 government". The Economic Times. 9 June 2024. ISSN 0013-0389. Retrieved 15 June 2024.
  5. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 2002 to the Legislative Assembly of Uttarakhand" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 January 2012.
  6. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 2007 to the Legislative Assembly of Uttarakhand" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 January 2012.
  7. ^ "Uttarakhand State General Assembly Elections 2012 - AC-Wise Detailed Result (Form-20)". Chief Electoral Officer, Uttarakhand. Archived from the original on 29 September 2022.
  8. ^ "Constituencywise-All Candidates". Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014.
  9. ^ The Indian Express (22 May 2019). "Lok Sabha elections results 2019: Here is the full list of winners constituency-wise". Archived from the original on 18 September 2022. Retrieved 18 September 2022.
  10. ^ Election Commision of India (4 June 2024). "2024 Loksabha Elections Results - Almora". Archived from the original on 11 June 2024. Retrieved 11 June 2024.