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Kumari Selja

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Apr 19, 2004 04:07 PM IST

Graduating with an MA and M Phil, Selja Kumari, is a Congress Party candidate from the constituency of Sirsa in Haryana.

Graduating with an MA and MPhil, Selja Kumari, is a Congress Party candidate from the constituency of Sirsa in Haryana. Later on she went on to work as an Agriculturist, Political and Social Worker. Born in Chandigarh on the 24 September 1962, Kumari pursued her studies at the Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Political Positions Held:

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1990                             Joint Secretary, All India Mahila Congress

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July 1992-Sept 1995     Union Deputy Minister, Human Resource Development  

Sept 1995-May 1996     Union Minister of State, Human Resource Development

1996 -                          Re-elected to Eleventh Lok Sabha

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Kumari spends a lot of time campaigning for the eradication of illiteracy, particularly in poor rural areas.  As well as this she travels around South Asia to highlight the plight of developmental issues in the third world.  She enjoys reading literacy, listening to music and traveling.  A keen follower of cricket and tennis, Kumari is also a member of the Tennis Club.

Election Result Sirsa-SC Lok Sabha constituency

Total electorate     10,72,284
Total votes polled    8,47,173

First four leading candidates

(1) Kum Selja (INC)  2,75,459
(2) Shri Sushil Kumar (SAP) 2,60,312
(3) Shri Hans Raj (BJP) 1,95,451
(4) Shri Prakash Singh (CPI) 27,573

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