Jamuna Devi

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Jamuna Devi
Deputy Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh
In office
1998–2003
Leader of Opposition Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly
In office
2003–2010
Preceded byBabulal Gaur
Succeeded bySatyadev Katare
Member of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly
In office
1993 – 2010
Preceded byRanjana Baghel
Succeeded byMukam Singh Kirade
ConstituencyKukshi
In office
1985 – 1990
Preceded byPratap Singh Baghel
Succeeded byRanjana Baghel
MP of Rajya Sabha for Madhya Pradesh
In office
1978–1981
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
1962–1967
Preceded byAmar Singh Damar
Succeeded bySur Singh
ConstituencyJhabua-Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh
Personal details
Born(1929-11-29)29 November 1929
Sardarpur, Central Provinces, British India
Died24 September 2010(2010-09-24) (aged 80)
Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
Children1 Daughter
ParentsSukhji (father)
OccupationPolitician
As of 17 June, 2018
Source: ["Biography" (PDF). Vidhan Sabha, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly.]

Jamuna Devi (29 November 1929 - 24 September 2010) was a leader of Indian National Congress party from Madhya Pradesh. She was a member of Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly and served as the leader of Opposition and deputy chief minister of the state.[1] She was elected as Lok Sabha member from Jhabua (1962–67). She was also the member of Rajya Sabha from 1978-81.[2]

Career[edit]

She was member of the first assembly of the Madhya Bharat State from 1952 to 1957 then was Member of Parliament form Jhabua from 1962 to 1967 as well as Rajya Sabha Member from 1978-81.

She was junior minister in Governments Arjun Singh, Motilal Vora and Shyama Charan Shukla but was inducted into cabinet under Digvijaya Singh and was later promoted to Deputy Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh in 1998, thus becoming first woman deputy chief minister.

When Indian National Congress lost power in 2003, she was named as leader of Opposition and remained in the post until 2010.[3][4]

Death[edit]

Jamuna Devi died on September 24, 2010 in Indore after suffering a long battle against cancer.[5] [6][7][8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://mpvidhansabha.nic.in/lop-JamunaDevi.htm
  2. ^ http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-congress-leader-jamuna-devi-passes-away-1442360
  3. ^ Cong leader Jamuna Devi passes away
  4. ^ MP Leader of Oppn Jamuna Devi dies at 80
  5. ^ MP Leader of Oppn Jamuna Devi dies at 80
  6. ^ Singh, Mahim Pratap (24 September 2010). "Veteran Congress leader Jamuna Devi passes away". Bhopal: thehindu.com. The Hindu. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Cong leader Jamuna Devi passes away". Bhopal: indiatoday.in. ITGD Bureau. 24 September 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  8. ^ "MP's senior INC leader Jamuna Devi passes away" (in Hindi). Indore: hindi.oneindia.com. 24 September 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  9. ^ "MP Leader of Oppn Jamuna Devi aka Buaji is dead". Indore: news.webindia123.com. UNI. 24 September 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2018.