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Meira Kumar

1-Meira Kumar was elected unopposed as the first woman Speaker of Lok Sabha and served from 2009 to 2014.

2- She is a five time Member of Parliament.

3-Prior to being a member of the 15th Lok Sabha,Meira Kumar has been elected earlier to the 8th, 11th, 12th and 14th Lok Sabha.

4-Meira Kumar served as a Cabinet Minister in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment of Manmohan Singh’s Congress led Government (2004–2009).

5-Meira Kumar is a lawyer and a former diplomat.

6-Meira Kumar is the daughter of the former Deputy Prime Minister and prominent Dalit leader, Jagjivan Ram, and a freedom fighter, Indrani Devi.

7-She received an honorary doctorate from Banasthali Vidyapith in 2010.

8-Meira Kumar joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1970 and spent her life in many countries.

9-Meira Kumar entered electoral politics in 1985 and was elected from Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh, defeating political heavyweights like Ram Vilas Paswan and Mayawati.

10-She was a member of the eighth, eleventh and twelfth Lok Sabhas from Karol Bagh in Delhi.

11- In 2009, she was briefly inducted as member of the cabinet as Union Minister for Water Resources in Congress led government.

12- Meira Kumar served as the Speaker from 2009 to 2014. In the 2014 general election, Kumar contested and lost to Chhedi Paswan from Sasaram by a margin of 63,327 votes.

13- Meira Kuma – 15th Speaker of the Lok Sabha, In office between 4 June 2009 – 18 May 2014.

14-Kamal Nath gives clean chit to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar in bungalow controversy

15-Meira Kumar was born in Arrah distict, Bihar

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