Manikrao Hodlya Gavit


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Manikrao Hodlya Gavit (Marathi: माणिकराव होडल्या गावित) (born 29 October 1934) is an Indian politician from Nandurbar district of Maharashtra, India. A member of the Indian National Congress (INC), he represented the Nandurbar from 1980 to 2014, winning the Indian general elections consecutive nine times, marking a record.[1]

Manikrao Hodlya Gavit
Member of 7th,8th,9th,10th 11th,12th,13th,14th and 15th Lok Sabha
In office
Personal details
Political partyIndian National Congress

Gavit served as a member of the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Lok Sabha. In his 14th parliamentary term, he was Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs in the Manmohan Singh government until 6 April 2008, when he was asked to resign.[2][3] He alleges that Indian National Congress President Sonia Gandhi told him that she was under pressure to remove him.[citation needed] He was elected for the consecutive ninth time from the Nandurbar constituency in the 2009 Indian general election.

Gavit had been appointed as a pro tem Speaker of 15th Lok Sabha by President Pratibha Patil. As pro tem speaker, he performed the Speaker's duties until the election of a new Speaker.[4] He served as Minister of State for the Social Justice department.

Positions heldEdit

Following are some of the Political Affiliations and Representations of Manikrao Gavit.[5]

  • 1965-71 Member, Navapur Village Panchayat, District. Dhule, Maharashtra
  • 1971-78 Chairman, Social Welfare Committee, Zila Parishad, Dhule, Maharashtra
  • 1978-84 Vice-President, District Congress Committee (Indira) [D.C.C.(I)], District. Dhule, Maharashtra
  • 1980-81 Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly; Chairman, Committee on Social Welfare
  • 1981 Elected to the 7th Lok Sabha
  • 1984 Re-elected to the 8th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
  • 1989 Re-elected to the 9th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
  • 1990-91 Member, Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House
  • 1990-96 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Chemicals
  • 1991 Re-elected to the 10th Lok Sabha (4th term)
  • 1991-93 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways (two terms)
  • 1996 Re-elected to the 11th Lok Sabha (5th term)
  • 1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (6th term)
  • 1998-99 Member, Committee on Labour and Welfare
  • Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
  • 1999 Re-elected to the 13th Lok Sabha (7th term)
  • 1999-2000 Member, Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House
  • Member, Committee on Railways
  • 1999-2001 Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
  • 2000-2004 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
  • 2004 Re-elected to the 14th Lok Sabha (8th term)
  • 23 May 2004 Union Minister of State, Home Affairs
  • 2009 Re-elected to the 15th Lok Sabha (9th term)
  • 1 June 2009 Pro-tem Speaker
  • 31 August 2009 Member, Committee on Rural Development
  • 7 October 2009 Chairman, Committee on Ethics
  • 22 July 2013 Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment.[6]

In the 2014 general elections, Manikrao Gavit lost the Nandurbar seat to Heena Gavit by a margin of 106905 votes.[7]


  1. ^ "Lok Sabha veterans with a difference". The Times of India. 23 April 2004. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  2. ^ "English Releases".
  3. ^ "Eight-term MP Gavit threatens to leave Congress". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  4. ^ Gavit appointed as pro tem Speaker.
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Shri Manikrao H. Gavit Takes Charge as Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment". Archived from the original on 31 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Constituency-wise results for Lok Sabha Elections 2014". Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2014.

External linksEdit

  • Official biographical sketch in Parliament of India website