Hansraj Gangaram Ahir

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Hansraj Ahir
हंसराज अहीर
Minister of State Ministry of Home Affairs
Assumed office
9 November 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Preceded by Srikant Kumar Jena
Member of Parliament
In office
2004 - 2019
Constituency Chandrapur
Member of Parliament
In office
1996 - 1998
Preceded by Shantaram Potdukhe
Succeeded by Nareshkumar Chunnalal Puglia
Constituency Chandrapur
Personal details
Born Hansraj Gangaram Ahir
(1954-11-11) 11 November 1954 (age 62)
Nanded, Maharashtra
Citizenship  Indian
Nationality  Bharatiya
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Lata Ahir
Children Raghuveer Ahir, Shyam Ahir, Sanjivan Ahir
Residence Chandrapur
As of 16 September, 2006
Source: [1]

Hansraj Ahir (Popularly Known Hansraj Bhaiya) is a member of the 16th Lok Sabha of India.He is currently MoS Home Affairs.[1][2] He was member of 11th Lok Sabha, 14th Lok Sabha, 15th Lok Sabha.[3] He is famous for exposing Coal Mining Scam. Ahir frequently requested details of coal mining to Prime Minister of India office but he didn't succeed[citation needed]. Finally he (along with Prakash Javadekar) requested Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) for an inquiry. Based on this, CVC ordered a CBI inquiry.[4][5]

He has been honoured with Sansad Ratna Award in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Representative of people[edit]

He representsts the Chandrapur constituency of Maharashtra 4th time from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He has been re-elected from the Chandrapur Lok Sabha Constituency as a member of the 15th Lok Sabha, the results of which were declared on 16 May 2009.[6] In the 14th Lok Sabha, then Speaker Somnath Chatterjee had hailed Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, member of BJP from Chandrapur in Maharashtra as Role-Model for MP's[citation needed].


Prime Point Foundation (PPF) has rated BJP MP from Chandrapur, Hansraj Ahir as the best parliamentarian for introduction of 24 private bills out of a total of 288 bills that were introduced so far in the 15th Lok Sabha and Shri Ahir was felicitated with Sansad Ratna Award.[7] Because of his work holic nature PM Narendra Modi gives him berth in his Government as inducing Minister of State for Chemical & Fertilizers.

Political career[edit]

Positions held[edit]

Within Parliament[edit]

  • 2004 Member, Committee on Coal & Steel
  • 2004 Member, Committee on Food Management in Parliament House Complex
  • 2004 Member, Committee on Agriculture
  • 2 Jan. 2006 Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Wakf
  • 5 Aug. 2007 Member, Standing Committee on Coal and Steel
  • 31 Aug. 2009 Member, Committee on Coal and Steel
  • 23 Sep. 2009 Member, Committee on Privileges
  • 15 Mar. 2010 Member, Railway Convention Committee
  • 1 May 2013 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
  • 3 May 2013 Member, Committee on Welfare of Other Backward Classes (OBCs)
  • 13 June 2014 onwards Member, Business Advisory Committee
  • 1 Sep. 2014 - 9 Nov. 2014 Chairperson, Standing Committee on Coal and Steel


  • Tobacco Board;
  • Panchayati Raj Samiti;
  • Rojgar Hami Yojana;
  • Bhatkya Vimukta Jati Ashram Shala Samiti

Within BJP[edit]

  • District President, Chandrapur in maharashtra state .



Countries Visited as Delegate Member[edit]


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