Kirit Premjibhai Solanki

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Kirit Premjibhai Solanki
Member of parliament
for Ahmedabad West
In office
May 2009.[1] – In office
ConstituencyAhmedabad West
Personal details
Born (1950-06-17) 17 June 1950 (age 69).[1]
Kamboi, (Gujarat).
NationalityIndia
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Mrs. Manjula Solanki
Children2 (one son and one daughter)
ParentsMr. Premjibhai Solanki
Mrs. Shantaben Solanki
ResidenceAhmedabad & New Delhi
Alma materSmt. NHL Municipal Medical College
ProfessionMedical Practitioner
Surgeon
Politician
CommitteesWelfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
Standing Committee - Finance
AwardsDr. B. C. Roy Award (Socio Medical relief) 2017

Shreshth Sansad Award by Fame India 2019

Shreshth Sansad Award by Fame India 2018 (Asia Post Survey)

Kirit Premjibhai Solanki is an Indian Politician and medical practitioner (laparoscopic surgeon) who has been elected Member of Parliament of India for three consecutive terms (15th, 16th and 17th Lok Sabha).[2] He represents the Ahmedabad West constituency of Gujarat and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party political party.[1] Currently, he has been appointed as the chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. He is also part of the panel of chairpersons who preside over the House in the absence of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker.[3] He is one the most active members in the parliament and has nearly 100% attendance in the 15th and 16th Lok Sabha.[4] He has been awarded the Shreshth Sansad Award consecutively twice in 2018 and 2019 for his active work in the parliament and constituency.[5]

Early life and education[edit]

Kirit Solanki was born in village Kamboi, Gujarat. He is a doctor by profession and holds MBBS, MS and FICS degrees.[1] Before joining politics, he worked as a professor of surgery for almost 38 years. He also served as the elected President of the Gujarat State Surgeons Association for the year 2011-2012.

Education

Educated at:

  1. Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medial College, Ahmedabad
  2. B.J. Medical College and Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad; and
  3. Fellow of International College of Surgeon[6]

Political career and Election results[edit]

Elections[edit]

Kirit Solanki, is the first elected Member of Parliament from the Ahmedabad West constituency. This constituency was earlier a part of Ahmedabad constituency and came into existence in 2008 as a part of the implementation of delimitation of parliamentary constituencies.

Elections Constituency Party Result Winning Vote percentage Opposition Candidate Opposition Party
2009 Indian general election Ahmadabad West BJP Won 54.61 Shailesh Parmar INC[7]
2014 Indian general election Ahmadabad West BJP Won 63.97 Ishwar Makwana INC[8]
2019 Indian general election Ahmadabad West BJP Won 64.35 Raju Parmar INC[9]

Parliamentary activity[edit]

Dr. Solanki has been an active parliamentarian with a high attendance of 97% when the National Average is 80%. He has participated in 333 debates of the Parliament when the National Average is 67.1. He has also asked 416 questions and proposed 37 Private Member's Bills.[10] He is very much interested in private member bills and as he ranks as the second highest to raise the private member's bills in the Parliament.[11] Dr. Solanki has raised some vital issues in Parliament regarding his constituency Ahmadabad West and issues affecting the people of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST), healthcare, education and other important national issues etc.[12]

He actively participates in debates with respect to health care sector in India and often shares his rich personal experience as a doctor.[13]

Debates Participated[12]:

  • Welfare of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes
  • Illegal immigration of Bangladeshis
  • Need for research on thalassemia gene therapy
  • Health care issues of tribal
  • Rising mob lynching incidents
  • Ill behavior meted to people from the north-eastern states

Key Private Member Bills[12]:

  • The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Amendment Bill 2018
  • The Right to Play Sports Bill 2018
  • The Compulsory Mental Healthcare Counselling Facilities in Government Schools Bill, 2016
  • The Tuberculosis (Prevention and Control) Bill 2017
  • The National Witness Protection Bill 2016
  • Rainwater (Harvesting and Storage) Bill 2016

Posts Held[edit]

# From To Position
01 2009 2014 Member, 15th Lok Sabha
02 2009 2014 Member, Committee on Urban Development
03 2009 2014 Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
04 2009 2014 Member,Consultative Committee, Ministry of Food
05 2010 2014 Member, Rajaghat Samadhi Committee
06 2009 2014 Member, Indian Nursing Council
07 2009 2014 Member, Indian Council of Medical Research
08 2014 In office Member, 16th Lok Sabha
09 2014 In office Member, Standing Committee on Finance
10 2014 In office Member, Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
11 2014 In office Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
12 2019 In office Chairman, Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Member Profile". Lok Sabha website. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Members : Lok Sabha". 164.100.47.194. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  3. ^ India, Press Trust of (21 June 2019). "Four BJP members nominated to panel of chairpersons in LS". Business Standard India. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Kirit Premjibhai Solanki". PRSIndia. 25 October 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  5. ^ "फेम इंडिया श्रेष्ठ सांसद अवार्ड 2018 : पप्पू यादव को मिला बेजोड़ सांसद का सम्मान". www.patrika.com (in Hindi). Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Members : Lok Sabha". 164.100.47.194. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  7. ^ https://eci.gov.in/files/file/2857-constituency-wise-detailed-result
  8. ^ http://www.elections.in/gujarat/parliamentary-constituencies/ahmedabad-west.html
  9. ^ https://results.eci.gov.in/pc/en/constituencywise/ConstituencywiseS068.htm?ac=8
  10. ^ "Kirit Premjibhai Solanki". PRSIndia. 25 October 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Powerful Portfolios Lok Sabha 2019: Candidates From Major Political Parties Who Deserve To Be In Parliament". The Logical Indian. 24 April 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  12. ^ a b c "Dr Kirit P Solanki, Ahmedabad West: Active parliamentarian, vocal on development issues, seeks third term". Citizen Matters. 21 April 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Dr Kirit P Solanki, Ahmedabad West: Active parliamentarian, vocal on development issues, seeks third term". The Logical Indian. 24 April 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2019.