Sriprakash Jaiswal

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Sriprakash Jaiswal
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Kanpur
In office
Preceded by Jagatvir Singh Drona
Succeeded by Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi
Minister of Coal
In office
19 January 2011 – 26 May 2014
Succeeded by Piyush Goel
Personal details
Born (1944-09-25) 25 September 1944 (age 71)
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Political party INC
Spouse(s) Maya Rani
Children 2 sons and 1 daughter
Residence Kanpur
As of 11 February, 2013
Source: [1]

Sriprakash Jaiswal (born 25 September 1944), also written Shriprakash or Sri Prakash, is an Indian politician. He stood for the 2004 Lok Sabha elections on the Indian National Congress ticket and is former a Member of Parliament from Kanpur. He has been elected three times from Kanpur. He has been Minister of State for Home Affairs since 23 May 2004.

In 2009 elections, Jaiswal again won from Kanpur and was elevated to Minister Of State (Independent Charge) holding dual charges of Coal and Statistics And Programme Implementation. In recent cabinet reshuffle he is elevated to the post of Coal Minister. In 2014 Lok Sabha elections he lost his seat.

Early life and career[edit]

He completed his education from DAV College, Kanpur. He got married to Smt. Maya Rani on 28 April 1967. He has two sons and one daughter.His first political assignment was serving kanpur city as its Mayor in 1989.Subsequently he contested and won loksabha election in 1999 from Kanpur,further he won in 2004 and 2009 for the 2nd and 3rd time respectively.He still enjoys the support of his constituents.He has also been president of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee from 2000 till 2003.


Sri Prakash Jaiswal who mostly stayed out of the political spats and media, came into limelight when the scam, Indian coal allocation scam got highlighted all over media through a leaked Report of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) in August 2012. Being the Cabinet Minister for Coal at the time of report leakage even though he was not the coal minister at the time of allocation, he was made to face the heat by opposition.[1] Shriprakash Jaiswal, however, maintained his stand of allocations being made through in-practice Coal Allocation Process and also that the CAG report was disputable.[2] He also defended the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.[3]

Another controversy regarding Mr. Jaiswal arose when during attending a cultural event in Kanpur he made sexist remarks against women by saying '(A new victory and a new marriage have their own importance. But as times passes, the memories of a victory go old and as time passes, a wife gets old, the same charm is not there) although he later apologized.[4] His remarks received nationwide criticism and even a petition was filed against him in the Court by Women Organizations .[5]


  1. ^ "Jaiswal Facing Coal Scam Heat". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  2. ^ "Jaiswal claims CAG report to be disputable". India Today. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  3. ^ "Jaiswal defends PM on Coal Scam". Yahoo News. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  4. ^ "Jaiswal apologises for Sexist Remarks". India Times. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  5. ^ "Booked for Derogatory Remarks". Zee News. Retrieved 2012-10-03.