Janeshwar Mishra

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Janeshwar Misra
Minister for Water Resources
In office
June 1996 – May 1997
Constituency Allahabad
Personal details
Born (1933-08-05)5 August 1933
Ballia, Uttar Pradesh
Died 22 January 2010(2010-01-22) (aged 76)
Allahabad
Political party Samajwadi Party
Spouse(s) Gangotri Devi
Children Two daughters

Janeshwar Mishra (5 August 1933 – 22 January 2010) was a politician from Samajwadi Party. He was member of the Parliament of India representing Uttar Pradesh in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament. He was known as Chhote Lohia (Lohia Jr.) for his commitment to socialist ideology.[1]

Biography[edit]

He was born in Subh Natahi village in Ballia on 5 August 1933.[2][3] He was B.A. and LL.B.[4] He was president of the student union of Doaba Inter College. He next attended Allahabad University. While still a student, he joined the Samajwadi Yuvajan Sabha and met Dr Ram Manohar Lohia and Raj Narain.[2]

Lok Sabha[edit]

He represented the Allahabad Lok Sabha constituency three times.[3] He first became the member of Lok Sabha by defeating K D Malviya, the sitting Petroleum Minister in Indira Gandhi Cabinet from Phulpur constituency in Allahabad district in 1969–70.[3] Subsequently, he defeated V.P.Singh by almost 90,000 votes from Allahabad-Jamunapaar parliamentary constituency in 1977 elections.[5] He served as a Member of Sixth Lok Sabha, 1977–80, and as Member of Ninth Lok Sabha, 1989–91.[4]

Union Minister[edit]

Mishra served in the governments of Morarji Desai, Chaudhary Charan Singh, V P Singh, Chandrashekhar, H D Deve Gowda and I K Gujral.[3][6] He served as union minister of state from 1977. He also held at various times the portfolios of Petroleum, Water Resources Chemicals and Fertilisers, Energy, Shipping and Transport, and Communication and Railways.[6] He served as minister of state for Railways in the Chandra Shekhar government during 1990–91.[1] He was Railways Minister in the Chandra Shekhar government in 1990–91.[6]

Rajya Sabha[edit]

He was elected to Rajya Sabha in 1996.[3] He was re-elected to Rajya Sabha in 2000 and 2006.[4]

Death[edit]

He died due to cardiac arrest on 22 January 2010 at Tej Bahadur Sapru Hospital in Allahabad.[2][7] At the time of death he was the Samajwadi Party's vice president and member of the Rajya Sabha.[1] He is survived by two daughters.[6]

Influence[edit]

The new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav credits Janeshwar Mishra with initiating him into politics.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Socialist leader Janeshwar Mishra passes away
  2. ^ a b c Janeshwar Mishra passes away, TNN, 22 January 2010, 10:39pm IST
  3. ^ a b c d e SP leader Janeshwar Mishra died, HT Correspondent/M Hasan, Hindustan Times Lucknow , January 22, 2010
  4. ^ a b c Detailed Profile: Shri Janeshwar Mishra
  5. ^ Socialist leader Janeshwar Mishra passes away
  6. ^ a b c d Veteran socialist leader Janeshwar Mishra dies, Lucknow, Jan 22 (PTI)
  7. ^ SP leader Janeshwar Mishra dies at 76
  8. ^ The party is over and the bill is due: Akhilesh Yadav, 14 March 2012, Tehelka, http://www.tehelka.com/story_main52.asp?filename=Ws140312UTTAR_PRADESH.asp

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