Nando Bodha

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The Honorable
Nandcoomar Bodha
णन्द्कूमर बोधा
The MP
Minister of Tourism & Leisure
In office
11 May 2010 – 26 July 2011
President Sir Anerood Jugnauth
Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam
Preceded by Xavier Luc Duval
Succeeded by Michael Sik Yuen
In office
16 September 2000 – 7 October 2003
President Cassam Uteem
Karl Offmann
Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth
Preceded by CHATEAU De BALYON
Succeeded by Xavier Luc Duval
Leader of the Opposition
In office
5 April 2006 – 25 September 2007
President Sir Anerood Jugnauth
Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam
Preceded by Paul Bérenger
Succeeded by Paul Bérenger
Minister of Agriculture
In office
7 October 2003 – 5 July 2005
President Sir Anerood Jugnauth
Prime Minister Paul Berenger
Preceded by Pravind Jugnauth
Succeeded by Nhlanhla Nene
1st Member of Parliament
for
Vacoas & Floreal
Assumed office
11 September 2000
President Cassam Uteem
Karl Offmann
Sir Anerood Jugnauth
Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth
Paul Berenger
Navin Ramgoolam
Director General of MBC
In office
15 September 1991 – 20 December 1995
Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth
Personal details
Born (1954-02-03) 3 February 1954 (age 63)
Long Mountain, Mauritius
Political party Militant Socialist Movement
Occupation Barrister
Religion Hinduism

Nandcoomar Bodha MP (born णन्द्कूमर बोधा on 3 February 1954) is the former Minister of Tourism & Leisure of Mauritius.[1] He has been holding the office since 11 May 2010 to 26 July 2011 . He held the same office from 2000 to 2003 in the MSM/MMM coalition government. When Pravind Jugnauth was sworn as Deputy Prime Minister, he took the office of Minister of Agriculture in 2003 up to 2005.He was appointed 8th position in the Cabinet of Navin Ramgoolam.

He is the general secretary of the Militant Socialist Movement since 1996. He is a journalist by profession graduated from the University of Rennes in France. He has been educator at secondary level before moving to the national television network, the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation in 1980s. In 1991 he is appointed as Managing Director of the MBC, position which he held up to 1995 until Navin Ramgoolam became Prime Minister and appointed another person to the office .

He was candidate of the MSM in 1995 but the massive victory of the Mauritian Labour Party & Mauritian Militant Movement alliance decided else. During the period he pursued his studies and graduated from an LLB from the University of Wolverhampton in 1999. He was called to the bar in 2000 and started practice from that period.

In 2000, the MSM/MMM coalition wins the election and he is elected as 1st Member serving for Constituency No 16, Vacoas Floreal. He is appointed as Minister of Tourism & Leisure in the Cabinet of Anerood Jugnauth .Pravind Jugnauth was appointed as Minister of Agriculture .In 2003, Jugnauth resignation and Paul Berenger's appointment as Prime Minister make some changes to the cabinet .Pravind Jugnauth was sworn as Deputy Prime Minister and Bodha Backed him as Minister of Agriculture from 2003 to 2005 .

In 2005, the MSM/MMM coalition loses the general elections to Navin Ramgoolam .Pravind Jugnauth, Leader of the MSM is not elected and therefore Berenger assumes the role of the Leader of Opposition .In 2006 the coalition breaks up and MSM becomes the second Largest party in the parliament .Thus the leader of opposition was to be a MSM MP .Jugnauth announced that Bodha would hold the office until two MSM MPs left the alliance and regrouped with the Mauritian Labour Party .The MMM became the second largest party and thus Berenger is once again appointed as Leader of the Opposition .

In 2010, the Ptr-MSM-PMSD alliance won the general elections .He was therefore once again appointed as Minister of Tourism but resign from his position as all other cabinet members of the MSM did .

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bio-data of The Honourable Nandcoomar BODHA, MP". Republic of Mauritus. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 

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