(born 3 March 1955) is a member of the 15th Lok Sabha
. 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... Read More