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Bajpai, Rajendra Kumari

Born: 1925 AD
Died: 1999 AD
Nationality: Indian
Categories: Politician

1925 – Born on February 8th in Laluchak, Bhagalpur district, Bihar. Indian politician, granddaughter of Ravi Shankar Shukla and niece of Shyama Charan Shukla.

1942 – She took part in the Quit India Movement and was jailed for burning the union jack at the Zila Kutchery in Munger.

1956 – Gandhi, who became the president of the Allahabad Congress Committee, chose her as her general secretary; thus began a political career spanning nearly four decades – first in Uttar Pradesh, the cradle of Indian politics, and then at the national level.

1962 – She entered the U.P. assembly, became president of the U.P. Congress Committee during the early ’70s and also served as a minister.  

1969 – She took a clear line in favour of Gandhi and against the "syndicate".

1980 – She was elected to the Lok Sabha from Sitapur after representing Allahabad in the state assembly thrice.

         – She was appointed general secretary of the All-India Congress Committee.

         – She held the charge of organizing the party in the northeast, West Bengal, Assam, Gujarat, and Karnataka.

         – Gandhi inducted Bajpai into her cabinet as minister for welfare.

1995 – She was appointed lieutenant governor of Pondicherry.

1998 – She relinquished her post when the Bharatiya Janata Party came to power at the Centre.

1999 – Died on July 17th in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.