Poonam Mahajan

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Poonam Mahajan Rao
Poonam Mahajan Rao
Member of the India Parliament
for Mumbai North Central
Assumed office
May 16, 2014
Preceded by Priya Dutt
Majority 1,86,771 (22.09%)
Personal details
Born (1980-12-09) December 9, 1980 (age 34)
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Nationality Indian
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Parents Pramod Mahajan (father, deceased)
Rekha Mahajan (mother)
Residence Mumbai
Religion Hinduism

Poonam Mahajan alias Poonam Vajendla Rao[1] (born 9 December 1980) is a Member of Parliament from Mumbai North Central and a politician of the BJP

Early life[edit]

She was born in Mumbai to Rekha Mahajan and the late Pramod Mahajan, another leader of BJP. Her brother is Rahul Mahajan.


Following her father's murder in 2006, Poonam Mahajan joined the BJP as a normal member of the party, with the encouragement of her uncle Late Gopinath Munde, himself an ex-Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra state. Now she's the national secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party

In the run up to the Lok Sabha elections she made efforts to register new and young voters in south Mumbai and subsequently expected to get the LS ticket from that area. Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha is the youth wing of the parent body and as per internal constitution it elects/selects new team after every 3–5 years. On 13 August 2010 Poonam Mahajan was made National Vice President of BJP Yuva Morcha.

She contested the 2014 Indian general election from Mumbai North Central.[2] and won with a margin of 1.86 lakh votes in one of the biggest upsets in this Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra. She defeated her nearest rival and two-time MP Priya Dutt of the Congress.

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Anand Rao Vejandla, an industrialist from Hyderabad.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ EC
  2. ^ "Poonam Mahajan is BJP Candidate from Mumbai North Central in Lok Sabha Polls". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 13 March 2014.