Shantaram Potdukhe

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Shantaram Potdukhe
शांताराम पोटदुखे
Member of Parliament, 10th Lok Sabha
In office
Jun 1991 – May 1996
Preceded byShantaram Potdukhe
Succeeded byHansraj Gangaram Ahir
ConstituencyChandrapur
Member of Parliament, 9th Lok Sabha
In office
Dec 1989 – Mar 1991
Preceded byShantaram Potdukhe
Succeeded byShantaram Potdukhe
ConstituencyChandrapur
Member of Parliament, 8th Lok Sabha
In office
Dec 1984 – Nov 1989
Preceded byShantaram Potdukhe
Succeeded byShantaram Potdukhe
ConstituencyChandrapur
Member of Parliament, 7th Lok Sabha
In office
Jan 1980 – Dec 1984
Preceded byRaje Vishveshvar Rao
Succeeded byShantaram Potdukhe
ConstituencyChandrapur
Personal details
Born(1933-01-30)30 January 1933
Chandrapur, Maharashtra, British India
Died23 September 2018 (aged 85)
Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
NationalityIndia
Political partyIndian National Congress
Other political
affiliations
none
Spouse(s)Sudha
Children1 son & 1 daughter
ParentsRajeshwar Paikaji Potdukhe (father)
Alma materHislop College & Nagpur University
ProfessionJournalist, agriculturist & Politician
PortfolioUnion Minister of State, Finance

Shantaram Rajeshwar Potdukhe (30 January 1933 – 23 September 2018) was an Indian politician and a Member of Parliament of India. Potdukhe was member of Lok Sabhas for four straight terms; 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th Lok Sabhas of India. He represented the Chandrapur constituency of Maharashtra and is a member of the Indian National Congress political party.[1][2][3][4][5]

Early life and education[edit]

Shantaram Potdukhe was born in Chandrapur, in the state of Maharashtra. He holds BA and BJ degrees from Hislop College & Nagpur University respectively. After completing his education, Potdukhe worked as a journalist.[1]

Political career[edit]

Shantaram Potdukhe joined Congress (I) and contested elections in 1980. He defeated Raje Vishveshvar Rao who was a member of the 6th Lok Sabha. Potdukhe was re-elected three subsequent terms from the same constituency and party. During his term as Member of Parliament, Potdukhe held position of Union Minister of State and was also member of several committees.[2][1][6]

Posts held[edit]

# From To Position
01 1980 1984 Member, 07th Lok Sabha
02 1984 1989 Member, 08th Lok Sabha
03 1985 1989 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
04 1985 1989 Member, Consultative Committee, MoCA
05 1985 1989 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tourism
06 1985 1989 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Science & Technology
07 1985 1989 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Ocean Development
08 1985 1989 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Space
09 1989 1991 Member, 09th Lok Sabha
10 1990 1991 Member, Rules Committee
11 1990 1991 Member, Consultative Committee, Department of Atomic Energy
12 1990 1991 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Science & Technology
13 1990 1991 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Ocean Development
14 1990 1991 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Space
15 1990 1991 Member, Consultative Committee, Department of Electronics
16 1991 1996 Member, 10th Lok Sabha
17 1991 1996 Union Minister of State, Finance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Member Profile". Lok Sabha website. Retrieved January 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ a b "Election Results 1980" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved January 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "Election Results 1984" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved January 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ "Election Results 1989" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved January 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ "Election Results 1991" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved January 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "Earlier Lok Sabha". Lok Sabha website. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved January 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)