Jharna Das

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Jharna Das Baidya
MP of Rajya Sabha for Tripura
Assumed office
3rd April 2016
Preceded by herself
Constituency Tripura
MP of (Rajya Sabha) for Tripura
In office
3rd April, 2010 – 2nd April, 2016
Preceded by Matilal Sarkar
Personal details
Born (1962-10-01) 1 October 1962 (age 54)
Mirza, Udaipur, Tripura
Political party CPI(M)
Spouse(s) Kaushik Baidya
Residence Agartala, Tripura
As of 21 November, 2010
Source: [1]

Jharna Das is an Indian politician from the Communist Party of India (Marxist). She is a Member of the Parliament of India, representing Tripura in the Rajya Sabha. She was elected unopposed in March 2010.[1] Das is a member of the Tripura State Committee of the CPI(M). Before being elected to parliament, she served as the chairperson of the State Social Welfare Board.[2] Das is the first Dalit to be elected to the Rajya Sabha from Tripura, and the second woman representing the state in the Rajya Sabha.[1]

On 21 March 2016, Jharna Das Baidya won the biennial Rajya Sabha elections from Tripura by receiving 49 votes, defeating Congress candidate Jyotirmoy Nath, who secured only 10 votes.[3] This will be her second term in the Rajya Sabha.