Pinaki Misra

Pinaki Misra (born 23 October 1959) is an Indian politician from the Biju Janata Dal party; he is the current Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha from Puri.[1] In 1996 he contested as the Congress candidate for Puri Lok Sabha seat and won over Braja Kishore Tripathy, the then Puri MP and Union Minister.[2] During the 2019 General Election, Pinaki Misra defeated BJP firebrand spokesperson Dr. Sambit Patra from the Puri Constituency. He is a Senior Advocate in the Supreme Court of India and has fought cases in nearly all High Courts in India and major Tribunals in India.[3]

Pinaki Misra
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
Preceded byBraja Kishore Tripathy
Personal details
Born (1959-10-23) 23 October 1959 (age 61)
Puri, Odisha, India
Political partyBiju Janata Dal
Other political
Indian National Congress
Spouse(s)Sangita Misra
EducationFaculty of Law, University of Delhi


Misra holds B.A.(Hons) History from St. Stephen's College, Delhi and LL.B. from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. He is married to Smt. Sangita Misra and has one daughter and one son.[4]

Political CareerEdit

The list of positions held chronologically listed is as follows.[5]

Tenure Position Held
1996 Elected to 11th Lok Sabha
1996 - 97 Member, Standing Committee on External Affairs
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
31 Aug. 2009-2011 Member, Standing Committee on External Affairs
23 Sep. 2009 Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation
2009 - May, 2014 Member, Standing Committee on Civil Aviation
2009 - May, 2014 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Law & Justice
2011 - May, 2014 Member, Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice
May, 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1 Sep. 2014- 25 May 2019 Chairperson, Standing Committee on Urban Development

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence

29 Jan. 2015 - 25 May 2019 Member, General Purposes Committee
May, 2019 Re-elected to 17th Lok Sabha (4th term)
20 June 2019 onwards Member, Business Advisory Committee
13 Sept. 2019 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Finance
09 Oct. 2019 onwards Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation
15 Oct. 2019 onwards Leader, Biju Janata Dal Legislature Party in Lok Sabha
21 Nov. 2019 onwards Member, General Purposes Committee, Lok Sabha

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Electronics and Information & Technology, Ministry of Communications

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Profile of Members". Government of India. Archived from the original on 4 December 2011. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
  2. ^ Mishra, Bibhuti. "I am disgusted with politics". Sify. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Pinaki Mishra: Age, Biography, Education, Wife, Caste, Net Worth & More - Oneindia". Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Pinaki Misra Biography".
  5. ^