Priyanka Chaturvedi

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Member's Name: Chaturvedi, Smt. Priyanka
Constituency: Maharashtra

Full name: Priyanka Vickram Chaturvedi
Priyanka Chaturvedi
Date of Birthday: 19 November 1978
Place of Birth: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Height: 1.68 m
Political party: Shiv Sena
Other political affiliations: Indian National Congress (2010–2019)
Educational Qualification: B.Com. Educated at Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Vile Parle, Mumbai
Profession: Politician, Columnist, Entrepreneur and Social Worker

Marital Status: Married on 19 November, 1999
Spouse's Name: Shri Vickram Narendranath Chaturvedi
Children: One son and one daughter
Parents: Shri Purushottam Chaturvedi, Shrimati Chandrakanta Chaturvedi
Permanent Address: 101, Anmol Enclave, S.V. Road, Goregaon (West), Mumbai. 400104. Tel.-

Priyanka Vickram Chaturvedi (born 19 November 1979) is an Indian politician serving as Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra and Deputy Leader of Shiv Sena. Prior to this, she was a member and one of the National Spokespersons of Indian National Congress.

She has also been a columnist for Tehelka, Daily News and Analysis and Firstpost. As a trustee of two NGOs, she works to promote children's education, women's empowerment and health. She also runs a book review blog which is amongst the top ten weblogs on books in India.

Personal life

Chaturvedi was born on 19 November 1976 and raised in Mumbai. Her family comes from Uttar Pradesh. She attended St. Joseph's High School, Juhu in 1995, graduating in Commerce from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Vile Parle in 1999. She is married and has two children.

Career

Chaturvedi started her career as Director of MPower Consultants, a Media, PR and event management company. She is Trustee of Prayas Charitable Trust which runs two schools to provide education to over 200 under-privileged children. In 2010, she was selected as a participant in ISB's 10,000 Women Entrepreneurs Certificate programme, a global initiative supported by the Goldman Sachs Foundation for women entrepreneurs.

Chaturvedi hosts an interview programme called Meri Kahaani on Sansad TV.

Politics

Indian national Congress
She joined Congress in 2010, becoming General Secretary of the Indian Youth Congress from North-West Mumbai in 2012.

Chaturvedi has a significant presence in social media and is known for defending the policies of the opposition Congress party on Twitter. She criticized Narendra Modi for not calling out Smriti Irani on lying and filing false affidavit of her educational credentials. Further, she took a dig at Irani by singing a parody to the theme of Irani's previous TV serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi as "Kyuki Mantri Bhi Kabhi Graduate Thi".

On 17 April 2019, she posted on Twitter to express her dismay about UPCC (Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee) reinstating some party workers who were earlier suspended for their unruly behavior with her, following which she resigned from the Congress and joined Shiv Sena.

Shiv Sena
On 19 April 2019 she joined Shiv Sena in the presence Uddhav Thackeray and Aditya Thackeray. At the time of joining Shiv Sena she expressed to work as a common Shiv Sainik under the leadership of Uddhav Thackray.

Overseas Engagements

In 2015, as a member of a delegation of young political leaders chosen by the UK High Commission and Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK, she visited London to study and understand their democracy. She also participated in "Asian Forum on Global Governance" program jointly organized by Observer Research Foundation and Zeit Stiftung in the same year.

In Feb 2017, Priyanka had spoken on the topic of “Impact of Demonetisation on Indian economy” in Melbourne, Australia at an event hosted by former Ministerial Adviser Mr Nitin Gupta. Priyanka had also visited the ISKCON Temple in Albert Park, and the Richmond Football Club during her Melbourne trip.

Positions held

  • 2019 : Appointed as Deputy Leader of Shiv Sena
  • 2020: Elected as Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra

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