Ramapati Shastri

Ramapati Shastri is an Indian politician and a member of 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 17th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh of India. Currently he is serving as Cabinet Minister of Social Welfare and Minister of SC & ST Welfare in the Yogi Adityanath government. He represents the Mankapur (Assembly constituency) in Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.[1]

Ramapati Shastri
Minister of Social Welfare, SC/ST Welfare
Government of Uttar Pradesh
In office
19 March 2017 – 25 March 2022
Chief MinisterYogi Adityanath
Succeeded byAsim Arun
In office
24 June 1991 – 6 December 1992
Chief MinisterKalyan Singh
Minister of Health & Family Welfare
Government of Uttar Pradesh
In office
23 March 1997 – 8 March 2002
Chief MinisterMayawati
Kalyan Singh
Member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
2017
Preceded byBabulal
ConstituencyManakpur
In office
1989–2002
Preceded byBabulal
Succeeded byBabulal
ConstituencyDixir
In office
1974–1980
Succeeded byBabulal
ConstituencyDixir
Personal details
Born (1952-10-10) 10 October 1952 (age 70)
Bishnoharpur, Gonda, Uttar Pradesh
NationalityIndian
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
SpouseMangala Devi (deceased)
Children2
Residence(s)Nawabganj, Gonda, Uttar Pradesh
ProfessionPolitician
Source: [1]

Early life and educationEdit

Shastri was born 15 October 1952 in Bishnoharpur village of Gonda district to his father Ram Laut. He belongs to Koli Community.[2][3] He married Lt. Mangla Devi, with whom he has one son and one daughter.[3] He passed high school and intermediate examination from Gandhi Inter College, Nawabganj. In 1984, he received the degree of Shastri from Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi.[4]

Political careerEdit

Shastri has been MLA for seven strength terms. In 1974, his first election, he became an MLA on the Jan Sangh ticket from the Dixir reserved seat. He lost the elections to Babulal of Congress in 1980 and 1985. In 1989, he became MLA from BJP for the third time. Fourth time after winning elections in Ramlahar in 1991, he was made a cabinet minister in Kalyan Singh's government. During this tenure, he held the ministry of Social Welfare and Revenue Department. Fifth time he again won election in 1993 from Diksir. In 1996, after winning for sixth time he was again appointed Cabinet Minister for Medical Health and Family Welfare Department in the BJP government. In the 2002 election, he lost to SP's Babulal. During this time, the BJP made him the National President of the Scheduled Castes Morcha. In the 2007 election, he lost to Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Ramesh Gautam.[4]

In 2012, the Dixir assembly seat came out of reservation in the name of Tarabganj. This time Shastri contested from Balrampur Sadar secured seat, but lost.[4] Since 2017, he has represented the Mankapur (Assembly constituency) in Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh and is a member of the Bhartiya Janta Party. In 2017 elections, he defeated his nearest rival Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Ramesh Chandra Gautam by a record margin of 60,161 votes.

Posts heldEdit

# From To Position Comments Ref
11 March 2022 Incumbent Pro tem speaker, Uttar Pradesh Assembly Yogi Adityanath Cabinet [5]
10 March 2017 Incumbent Cabinet Minister in Government of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath Cabinet
09 March 2017 Incumbent Member, 17th Legislative Assembly 7th term
08 October 1996 March 2002 Member, 13th Legislative Assembly 6th term [6]
07 September 1997 November 1999 Cabinet Minister in Government of Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Singh Cabinet
06 December 1993 October 1995 Member, 12th Legislative Assembly 5th term [7]
05 June 1991 December 1992 Member, 11th Legislative Assembly 4th term [8]
04 June 1991 December 1992 Cabinet Minister in Government of Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Singh Cabinet
03 December 1989 April 1991 Member, 10th Legislative Assembly 3rd term [9]
02 June 1977 February 1980 Member, 7th Legislative Assembly 2nd term [10]
01 March 1974 April 1977 Member, 6th Legislative Assembly 1st term [11]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MANKAPUR Election Result 2017, Winner, MANKAPUR MLA, Uttar Pradesh". NDTV.com.
  2. ^ Scroll Staff. "No question of banning the word 'Dalit', says Uttar Pradesh social welfare minister". Scroll.in. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Member Profile". Official website of Legislative assembly of Uttar Pradesh. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "रमापति शास्त्री, सातवीं बार जीते हैं चुनाव". Khas Khabar (in Hindi). 20 March 2017.
  5. ^ "UP governor administers oath of pro-tem speaker to BJP MLA Ramapati Shastri". The Economic Times.
  6. ^ "1996 Election Results" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  7. ^ "1993 Election Results" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  8. ^ "1991 Election Results" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  9. ^ "1989 Election Results" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  10. ^ "1977 Election Results" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  11. ^ "1974 Election Results" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. Retrieved 16 September 2019.