Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava
Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava addressing a meeting on effective and efficient implementation mechanism of schemes of Ministry of Tribal Affairs for development of Tribals, in New Delhi on August 05, 2014.jpg
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
1998
Preceded byChandubhai Deshmukh
ConstituencyBharuch
Minister of State Ministry of Tribal Affairs
In office
22 May 2014 – 5 July 2016
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Personal details
Born (1957-06-01) 1 June 1957 (age 65)
Narmada, Bombay State, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
SpouseSaraswatiben Vasava
Children1 son and 2 daughters
Residence(s)Rajendra Nagar Society, Rajpipla, Jalaram Road, Narmada, Gujarat
EducationB.A, M.S.W.
ProfessionAgriculturist
Source [1]

Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava (born 1 June 1957) is an Indian politician associated with Bharatiya Janata Party and former Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs (till July 5, 2016) in the Government of India under the Prime Ministership of Narendra Modi. He is a senior leader of the bharatiya janata party. He first got elected to 12th Lok Sabha in a by-election held on 25 November 1998 from the Bharuch Parliamentary Constituency of Gujarat, once a stronghold of Congress President Sonia Gandhi's political advisor Ahmed Patel.[1] He was re-elected to the Lok Sabha in 1998, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014 from the same constituency (renamed as Bharuch in 2008); five times in a row. He also served in the Government of Gujarat in 1994 as a Deputy Minister. He holds a master's degree in Social Work (M.S.W.) from Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahemadabad and was graduated (B.A.) from South Gujarat University.

Political career

He served as Minister of State from May 2014 to 5 July 2016.[2]

1994-96         Member, Gujarat Legislative Assembly

Deputy Minister, Government of Gujarat

1998         Elected to 12th Lok Sabha

1998-99      Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

1999         Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

1999-2000   Member, Committee on Labour and Welfare

Member, Committee on Private Members` Bills and Resolutions

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Rural Development

2004         Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 3rd term)

Member, Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers

Member, Committee on Petitions

5 Aug. 2007 Member, Committee on Chemicals & Fertilizers

2009         Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (4th term)

31 Aug. 2009     Member, Committee on Science & Technology, Environment & Forests

Address

Permanent Address:

Rajendra Nagar Society,

Jalaram Road

At & Po. Rajpipla

Ta. Nandod

Distt. Narmada

Gujarat

Tel. (02640) 224300

Delhi Address

55, North Avenue,

New Delhi - 110 001

Tels. (011) 23093670

(M) 9868180050, 9427110866

Notes

  1. ^ "Bye-elections November, 1998 - Parliamentary Constituency 23 - Broach". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Najma Heptulla, G M Siddeshwara resign from Modi Cabinet", India Today, 12 July 2016