|Neena Vikram Verma|
|Member of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly
8 December 2013 – Incumbent
19 October 1960 |
Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Residence||Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India|
Neena Vikram Verma (Hindi pronunciation: [nina ʋɪkrəm ʋrma]; born 19 October 1960) is an Indian politician from Madhya Pradesh state. She is a member of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She is a Member of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly for Dhar Vidhan Sabha Constituency. Her husband Vikram Verma is a senior BJP politician and former cabinet minister.
Verma ran on the BJP ticket in the 2008 Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly Election from Dhar Vidhan Sabha Constituency. Balmukund Goutam of Indian National Congress won the seat by two votes in the first vote count; he received 50,507 votes against Verma's 50,505. Verma and her party requested to recount the votes, and she was declared winner by a margin of only one vote. The final tally of votes was 50,510 to 50,509.
Goutam challenged Verma's election and the recounting process in the Madhya Pradesh High Court in 2009. He petitioned that there was a misconduct in counting the postal votes. The Indore Bench of High Court ruled in favour of Goutam on 19 October 2012, and declared Verma's election void on the grounds of non-compliance of the provisions of the Representation of Peoples Act. Verma filled a recrimination petition against the eligibility of Goutam that he did not reveal his criminal background in his affidavit at the time of filing his nomination for the assembly election in 2008, leading to the violation of section 33 (A) and section 123 of Representation of the People Act. However, the Bench rejected the petition on 23 November 2012. Goutam was declared elected by the Court on 14 August 2013 and took his oath of office on 24 September 2013.
The BJP gave ticket to Verma to contest from Dhar Constituency in the 2013 state assembly election, held on 25 November. Her main opponent was Balmukund Goutam, whom she defeated with a margin of 11,482 votes.
Verma is married to senior BJP politician, former leader of opposition in the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly and former Union Cabinet Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vikram Verma. She owns 2.592 ha (6.40 acres) land in Dhar as per an affidavit submitted by her husband while filing a nomination for Rajya Sabha in 2006. She resides in Bangiey Bhopal, Bhopal, capital city of Madhya Pradesh.
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