The Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Prayagraj – Shmt. Rita Bahuguna Joshi

Shmt. Rita Bahuguna Joshi (born 22 July 1949) is an Indian politician and cabinet minister in the Government of Uttar Pradesh. She was the president of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee from 2007 to 2012. She is the daughter of Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna, a former Chief Minister of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. She joined Bharatiya Janata Party on 20 October 2016. She won loksabha election from Prayagraj and Became the Member of Parliament

Early Life
Rita Bahuguna Joshi is daughter of Late H.N.Bahuguna, former Chief Minister of UP. Her mother, Late Kamla Bahuguna, was an ex-MP. She holds an MA and a PhD in History and is a professor in Medieval and Modern History at the University of Allahabad. She is also a recipient of a United Nations Award of Excellence as being among the “Most Distinguished Women in South Asia”. She authored two history books before joining the Indian National Congress.

Political Career
Shmt. Rita Bahuguna held the post of mayor of Allahabad from 1995-2000. She is a former vice-president of the National Council of Women, has been president of the All India Mahila Congress since 2003 and of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee since September 2007. She has twice contested unsuccessfully in elections to the Lok Sabha. the lower house of the Parliament of India. She was elected a Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Lucknow Cantonment in the 2012 state elections.She contested for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Lucknow and lost.

She joined BJP on 20-Oct-2016 in presence of BJP president Amit Shah after spending 24 years in Congress.

Personal Life
Rita Bahuguna Joshi is married to P C Joshi, a mechanical engineer from Patrice Lumumba University and has a son, Mayank Joshi. She has two brothers Vijay Bahuguna was the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and Shekhar Bahuguna who had contested in 2012 assembly election but could not succeed from Phaphamau constituency in Allahabad, UP.

Mrs. Rita Bahuguna has worked in the favour of Indian Women as the President of All India Mahila Congress from 2003 to 2008. She was involved in Women’s Movement at the Grass-root level and organized several seminars, demonstrations etc. for Women. She actively lead the Movement for Reservation for Women in Local Bodies in U.P. in 1991-92. In her struggles to fight the injustices against women, she was jailed in 2009 for protesting against increased incidents of rape on women in UP. Her efforts to relieve the plight of women in UP got her awarded the U.N. Award of Excellence as “Most Distinguished Women Mayor in South Asia” at Phitsanulok, Thailand in June in 2001.

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The Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Phulpur – Shmt. Keshari Devi Patel

Keshari Devi Patel is an Indian politician. She was elected to the Lok Sabha, lower house of the Parliament of India from Phulpur, Uttar Pradesh in the Indian general election, 2019 as a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.