Krishna Tirath

Krishna Tirath

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Krishna Tirath (born 3 March 1955) is a member of the 15th Lok Sabha of India. She represents the North West Delhi constituency of Delhi and is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) political party.

She began her political career as a M.L.A in Delhi and was a member of the Delhi Legislative Assembly between 1984-2004. In 1998, she became the Minister for Social Welfare, SC & ST and Labour & Employment in the Sheila Dikshit led Delhi government. The Chief Minister saw her as a part of the dissident group and forced to resign from her post by dissolving her entire Cabinet. On her resignation in 2003, she became Deputy Speaker of the Delhi Assembly.

In the 2004 elections she trounced Anita Arya of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and was elected to parliament. In 2009 elections, She again elected from North West Delhi by defeating Meera Kanwaria of BJP.

She has been inducted into Manmohan Singh's cabinet. She is the minister of state with independent charge for women and child development.

National Girl Child Day Photograph

On January 24, 2010 a photograph of former Pakistan Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed in uniform appeared along with those of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi in a full-page newspaper advertisement (see External Links below) given by Ministry of Women and Child Development to mark the National Girl Child Day. Initially Mrs.Tirath refused to accept the...
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