scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Saturday, July 02, 2022

Who is Virendra Kumar?

Virendra Kumar, 63, a six-term Lok Sabha MP from Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh, was appointed Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development as well as MoS of Minority Affairs.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
September 3, 2017 2:21:47 pm
cabinet shuffle, bjp, virendra kumar, dalit Virendra Kumar, 63,  is a Dalit leader and six-term Lok Sabha MP from Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh’s Bundelkhand region.

Virendra Kumar, 63,  is a Dalit leader and six-term Lok Sabha MP from Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh’s Bundelkhand region. Formerly the convenor of the ABVP, District Sagar in 1977-79, he was appointed Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development as well as MoS of Minority Affairs.

Kumar belongs to the cadre of leaders who participated in the JP Movement of 1975; he was jailed for 16 months during the Emergency. He holds a masters degree in economics and a PhD in child labour. An SC leader, he claims to have engaged youth in fighting caste and class barriers, apart from working towards building orphanages and schools for the differently-abled and old-age homes.

UPSC KEY Have you seen our section dedicated to helping USPC aspirants decode daily news in the context of their exams?

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest Who Is News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement