Sriprakash Jaiswal

Summary

Sriprakash Jaiswal (born 25 September 1944), also written Shriprakash or Sri Prakash, is an Indian politician. He served as a member of Parliament for the Indian National Congress and as Minister of State for Home Affairs. He also held ministry of coal for three years, 2011-2014.

Sriprakash Jaiswal
Shri Sri Prakash Jaiswal assumes the charge of the Minister of State for Home Affairs in New Delhi on May 25, 2004.jpg
Sriprakash Jaiswal assumes the charge of the Minister of State for Home Affairs in New Delhi on May 25, 2004
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Kanpur
In office
1999–2014
Preceded byJagatvir Singh Drona
Succeeded byMurli Manohar Joshi
Minister of Coal
In office
19 January 2011 – 26 May 2014
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Succeeded byPiyush Goyal
Personal details
Born (1944-09-25) 25 September 1944 (age 77)
Kanpur, United Provinces, British India
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Maya Rani Jaiswal
Children2 sons,1 daughter 2 grandson, Including Darsh
Residence(s)Jajmau, Chakeri Census Town, Kanpur
Websitewww.sriprakashjaiswal.info
As of 11 February, 2013
Source: [1]

Early lifeEdit

He completed his education in BNSD Inter College. He married Maya Rani on 28 April 1967. He has two sons and one daughter.

CareerEdit

His first political assignment was serving Kanpur city as its mayor in 1989.

He won the 1999 Lok Sabha election and was reelected in 2004 and 2009. He served as Minister of State for Home Affairs in 2004.

He was elevated to Minister Of State (Independent Charge) in 2009 holding dual charges of Coal and Statistics And Programme Implementation. In 2014 Lok Sabha elections he lost his seat.

ControversiesEdit

Jaiswal mostly stayed out of the political spats and media. However, he came into limelight when the Indian coal allocation scam erupted via a leaked Report of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) in August 2012. He was not the Coal Minister at the time of the crime, but was criticised by the opposition.[1] Jaiswal, however, maintained that the Coal Allocation Process was proper and that the report was disputable.[2] He defended then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.[3]

Another controversy arose while Jaiswal was attending a cultural event in Kanpur he made sexist remarks, saying 'A new victory and a new marriage have their own importance. But as times passes, the memories of a victory go old and as time passes, a wife gets old, the same charm is not there'. He later apologized.[4] His remarks received nationwide criticism and a petition was filed against him in the Court by Women's Organizations.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jaiswal Facing Coal Scam Heat". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 3 September 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Jaiswal claims CAG report to be disputable". India Today. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Jaiswal defends PM on Coal Scam". Yahoo News. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Jaiswal apologises for Sexist Remarks". India Times. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Booked for Derogatory Remarks". Zee News. Retrieved 3 October 2012.