Santosh Kumar Kushwaha
constituency: Purnia (Bihar)
Born/Date of Birthday: 5 February 1976
Place of Birth: Kocheili, Purnia district, Bihar
Political party: Janata Dal (United)(JD(U))
Educational Qualifications: B.A.
Educated at: S.N.S.Y. College, Rambagh, Purnea, Bihar
Profession: Agriculturist, Political and Social Worker
Spouse(s): Madhulata Devi
Date of Marriage: 19 Apr 2000
Parents: Shri Nevilal Vishwash, Ramsakhi Devi
Permanent Address: Professor Colony, Rambagh, Near Millia Convent School, Purnia-854301, Bihar
Santosh Kumar is an Indian politician and Member of Parliament representing the Purnia constituency in Bihar. He was first elected in the 2014 Indian general election, having run as the Janata Dal (United) candidate in the constituency. In 2010 he was also elected as Member of Legislative assembly of the Baisi (Vidhan Sabha constituency) of Purnea district as a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate. One month before 2014 lok sabha election he joined JD(U) as he was nominated as the party candidate for Lok Sabha election for Purnea constituency.
Life and political career
Born to Nevilal Vishwash and Ramsakhi Devi in 1976, Santosh's education was completed in Purnea from Surya Narayan Singh college, Rambagh. He has been an agriculturist and social worker before starting his career as a full-time politician. He has been an MLA of Baisi, Purnea Bihar before being elected as Member of Parliament in 2014. Further, he has been associated with various important committees of the Parliament and important posts within Janata Dal (United). He has served as Member of Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice, Committee on Private Members` Bills and Resolutions, Member of Consultative Committee, Ministry of Coal, Member of Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas, Member, Committee on Welfare of Other Backward Classes, Member, Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas and Member of Rules Committee.
In 2019, he was re-elected as Member of Parliament from Purnea Lok Sabha constituency for a second term. He is a follower of Ram Manohar Lohia's ideology. He defeated Uday Singh Pappu in 2019 Lok Sabha elections with a large margin of over 2.5 Lakh votes. In 2019, Santosh was one of the nominee of Janata Dal (United) for ministerial post in new Narendra Modi ministry. However, JD(U) later decided not to claim ministerial birth due to less number of seats allotted to its members as ministers.
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