Manikrao Hodlya Gavit

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Manikrao Hodlya Gavit (Marathi: माणिकराव होदल्या गावित) (born 29 October 1934) in an Indian politician from Maharashtra. A member of the Indian National Congress (INC), he represented the Nandurbar from 1981 to 2014, winning the Indian general elections 9 times in a row which is a record.

Gavit served as a member of 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Lok Sabha. During 14th Lok Sabha he was the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs in the Manmohan Singh government till 6 April 2008 when he was asked to quit. He alleges that Indian National Congress President Sonia Gandhi told him that she was under tremendous pressure to remove him. He was elected for the consecutive 9th time from the Nandurbar constituency in the Indian general election, 2009.

Gavit had been appointed as pro tem Speaker of 15th Lok Sabha by President Pratibha Patil. As pro tem speaker, he performed the duties of the Speaker till the election of a new Speaker.[1]

He served as minister of state for Social Justice department.

In the 2014 general elections, Manikrao Gavit lost the Nandurbar seat to Heena Gavit by a margin of 106905 votes.[2]

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  1. ^ Gavit appointed as Protem Speaker
  2. ^ "Constituency-wise results for Lok Sabha Elections 2014". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2014-05-16.