Meenakshi Natarajan

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Meenakshi Natarajan
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Meenakshi Natarajan, Member of Parliament of India from Mandsaur
Member of Parliament, 15th Lok Sabha
In office
2009 – 2014
Preceded byLaxminarayan Pandey
Succeeded bySudhir Gupta
ConstituencyMandsaur
Personal details
Born (1973-07-23) 23 July 1973 (age 47)
Nagda, Madhya Pradesh, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
MotherUma Natarajan
FatherA. R. Natarajan
ResidenceNew Delhi
EducationMSc
LLB
Alma materHolkar Science College
Devi Ahilya University
As of 9 December, 2012
Source: [[1]]

Meenakshi Natarajan (born 23 July 1973) is an Indian politician and former Member of Parliament from Mandsaur from 2009 to 2014, her single term in parliament.[2]

Background[edit]

Meenakshi Natarajan was born in Birlagram Nagda, Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. She is a post graduate in Biochemistry and has a bachelor's degree in Law. She completed her study in Indore Madhya Pradesh from Devi Ahilya University. Ratlam was the Place where she started her political career right joining after NSUI.[3]

She is writer of "1857-Bhartiya paripeksh" 

"Apne-Apne Kurukshetra" is her popular novel.

Political career[edit]

Organisational roles[edit]

She worked as NSUI President from 1999–2002.[4] She also worked as President Madhya Pradesh Youth Congress from 2002-2005 and was selected by Rahul Gandhi as AICC Secretary in 2008.[4][5]

2009 Elections[edit]

She was selected by Rahul Gandhi for contesting from Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh in 2009 Indian general election which she won by over 30,000 votes defeating her BJP opponent Laxminarayan Pandey who had been winning since 1971.[6] She had coined the slogan "Pradesh elections".

She has served as a Member of the Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice and that of the Committee on Empowerment of Women.[7]

2014 Elections[edit]

She was defeated by Sudhir Gupta of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from the Mandsaur constituency in Madhya Pradesh by a margin of over 300,000 votes.[8] She had emerged as a 'consensus candidate' through the primary, which is piloted by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. Her opponent Surendra Sethi has alleged that the primary was rigged.

2019 Elections[edit]

She contested the Mandsaur seat again in 2019 Indian general election but lost to Sudhir Gupta in a repeat of 2014 result.

Controversy[edit]

During one of the election rally, her party's spokesperson Digvijaya Singh referred her as "sau taka tunch maal" (100% pure item/material) while introducing her on the stage.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed Profile: Km Meenakshi Natrajan". IndiaGov Archive. Lok Sabha. Archived from the original on 3 August 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  2. ^ Team Rahul hopes to make a difference - Times Of India
  3. ^ "About Meenakshi". Archived from the original on 12 December 2017. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  4. ^ a b The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Nation | Rahul’s backroom boys and girl
  5. ^ A Really Stupid Idea | OPEN Magazine Archived 15 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ 100% success rate for Sonia in MP
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 October 2017. Retrieved 8 November 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "General Election to Lok Sabha Result 2014". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  9. ^ http://m.timesofindia.com/india/Digvijaya-calls-Meenakshi-Natarajan-sau-tunch-maal-rapped-for-sexist-remark/articleshow/21380305.cms
  10. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/meenakshi-natarajan-wins-mandsaur-primary/article5746829.ece