Razia Sultana (politician)

Razia Sultana is an Indian politician and a cabinet minister in the Government of Punjab.[1] She represents Malerkotla in the Punjab Legislative Assembly of which she is the only Muslim member.[2][3] She has been elected three times in the Punjab Assembly, in 2002, 2007 and 2017.

Personal lifeEdit

Sultana was born in a middle class Gujjar muslim family at Malerkotla. She is married to IPS officer Muhammad Mustafa who is the DGP of Punjab. The couple have two children.[1]

Political careerEdit

In early 2000, Sultana joined active politics in Punjab. She contested and won the elections for Punjab assembly from Malerkotla in 2002 on an Indian National Congress ticket. Sultana was voted back to the state legislature for a second time in 2007. In 2012, she lost to F. Nesara Khatoon (Farzana Alam).[4] Sultana regained the seat in 2017 when she beat her own brother Muhammad Arshad from the Aam Aadmi Party. Sultana is a cabinet minister from the Indian National Congress.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Sultana, Razia. "Ministers".
  2. ^ Pandher, Sarabjit (9 February 2007). "Malerkotla Muslims want empowerment, not freebies". The Hindu. Retrieved 6 November 2009.
  3. ^ Vinayak, Ramesh; Gill, Priya (20 February 2009). "Power ladies". India Today. Retrieved 6 November 2009.
  4. ^ Election Commission of India. "Statistical Report on General Election, 2012 to the Legislative Assembly of Punjab" (PDF): 169. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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