Ranee Narah

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Ranee Narah
Smt. Ranee Narah taking charge as the Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, in New Delhi on October 29, 2012.jpg
Rajya Sabha MP
Assumed office
3 April 2016
Preceded byNaznin Faruque
ConstituencyAssam
Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs
In office
28 November 2012 – 23 May 2014
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Lok Sabha MP
In office
2009–2014
Preceded byArun Kumar Sarmah
Succeeded bySarbananda Sonowal
ConstituencyLakhimpur
Lok Sabha MP
In office
1998–2004
Preceded byArun Kumar Sarmah
Succeeded byArun Kumar Sarmah
ConstituencyLakhimpur
Personal details
Born
Jahanara Choudhury

(1965-10-31) 31 October 1965 (age 55)
Guwahati, Assam, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Bharat Narah
Children2 sons
Alma materGauhati University

Ranee Narah (born 31 October 1965) is an Indian National Congress politician from Assam, and a Rajya Sabha MP for the state since 2016. She was previously a three-term Lok Sabha MP from Lakhimpur constituency, 1998-2004 and 2009-2014, and Minister of State in the Union Tribal Affairs ministry from 2012 to 2014.

Biography[edit]

Narah is a graduate of Gauhati University.[1] She played professional cricket as captain of the Assam state team.[2] She was President of the Women's Cricket Association of India (WCAI) until its merger with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2006.[3] She was a member of the BCCI Women's Committee.[3] Narah has also served as President of the Assam Women's Cricket Association, and Vice-President of the Assam Cricket Association and Assam Football Association.[4][5][6]

Narah was elected President of the Assam Pradesh Youth Congress in 1998.[1] In the same year, she was elected to the Lok Sabha from Lakhimpur constituency. She was re-elected from Lakhimpur in 1999 and 2009.[1] Narah was elected to the National Council of the Indian Youth Congress in 2003.[7] She was appointed Deputy Chief Whip of the Indian National Congress in the Lok Sabha in 2009.[8] In 2012, Narah was inducted into the Union Cabinet of India as Minister of State in the Tribal Affairs ministry.[9] In 2016, Narah was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Assam.[10]

Narah is married to Bharat Narah, a six-term member of the Assam Legislative Assembly, and former cabinet minister in the Assam government.[2][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Smt. Ranee Narah". Government of India. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Ex-cricketer clean bowls dissidence". Hindustan Times. 26 March 2009. Archived from the original on 20 July 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  3. ^ a b "WCAI to be disbanded shortly". ESPN Cricinfo. 13 November 2006. Archived from the original on 20 July 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Women footballers honoured". The Assam Tribune. 10 November 2008. Archived from the original on 28 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Dynamo Triumph". Yahoo. 6 August 2012. Archived from the original on 28 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  6. ^ https://www.telegraphindia.com/north-east/tiding-over-dissidence/cid/757740
  7. ^ "Tribune News Service". The Tribune India. 17 July 2003. Archived from the original on 28 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  8. ^ "Ranee deputy whip of LS". The Assam Tribune. 25 November 2009. Archived from the original on 27 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  9. ^ "Sportsperson-turned-politician Narah gets ministerial berth". Zee News. 28 October 2012. Archived from the original on 29 October 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  10. ^ http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/assem-ahead-of-assembly-polls-congress-wins-both-rajya-sabha-seats-in-cross-voting/
  11. ^ "Hereditary politics: Political families of India". India Today. 12 April 2004. Archived from the original on 27 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012.