Ramapati Shastri Wiki, Height, Age, Children, Family, Biography & More

Last Updated on August 30, 2021

Ramapati Shastri is an Indian politician and a member of 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 17th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh of India. Currently he is serving as Cabinet Minister of Social Welfare and Minister of SC & ST Welfare in the Yogi Adityanath government. He represents the Mankapur (Assembly constituency) in Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Minister of Social Welfare, Scheduled Castes and Tribal Welfare
Government of Uttar Pradesh
Incumbent
Assumed office
March 2017
Chief MinisterYogi Adityanath
MLA, Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh
Incumbent
Assumed office
March 2017
Preceded byBabulal
ConstituencyMankapur, Gonda district
In office
December 1989 – March 2002 (4 terms)
Preceded byBabulal
Succeeded byBabulal
In office
March 1974 – February 1980 (2 terms)
Succeeded byBabulal
ConstituencyDiksir, Gonda district
Minister of Medical Health and Family Welfare Department
Government of Uttar Pradesh
In office
September 1997 – November 1999
Chief MinisterKalyan Singh
Minister of Social welfare and Revenue Department
Government of Uttar Pradesh
In office
June 1991 – December 1992
Chief MinisterKalyan Singh
Personal details
Born10 October 1952 (age 68)
Bishnoharpur, Gonda, Uttar Pradesh
NationalityIndian
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Mangala Devi (deceased)
Children2
ResidenceNawabganj, Gonda, Uttar Pradesh
OccupationMLA
ProfessionPolitician

Early life and education

Shastri was born 15 October 1952 in Bishnoharpur village of Gonda district to his father Ram Laut. He belong from Scheduled Caste (Kori) Community. He married Lt. Mangla Devi, with whom he has one son and one daughter. He passed high school and intermediate examination from Gandhi Inter College, Nawabganj. In 1984, he received the degree of Shastri from Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi.

Political career

Shastri has MLA for seven strength terms. In 1974, his first election, he became an MLA on the Jan Sangh ticket from the Dixir reserved seat. He lost the elections to Babulal of Congress in 1980 and 1985. In 1989, he became MLA from BJP for the third time. Fourth time after winning elections in Ramlahar in 1991, he was made a cabinet minister in Kalyan Singh’s government. During this tenure, he held the ministry of Social Welfare and Revenue Department. Fifth time he again won election in 1993 from diksir. In 1996, after winning sixth time he again appointed as Cabinet Minister for Medical Health and Family Welfare Department in the BJP government. In the 2002 election, he lost to SP’s Babulal. During this time, the BJP made him the National President of the Scheduled Castes Morcha. In the 2007 election, he lost by Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Ramesh Gautam.

In 2012, the Dixir assembly seat became out of reservation in the name of Tarabganj. This time Shastri contested from Balrampur Sadar secured seat, but lost] Since 2017, he has represented the Mankapur (Assembly constituency) in Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh and is a member of the Bhartiya Janta Party. In 2017 elections, he defeated his nearest rival Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Ramesh Chandra Gautam by a record margin of 60,161 votes.

Posts held

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10March 2017IncumbentCabinet Minister in Government of Uttar PradeshYogi Adityanath Cabinet
09March 2017IncumbentMember, 17th Legislative Assembly7th term
08October 1996March 2002Member, 13th Legislative Assembly6th term
07September 1997November 1999Cabinet Minister in Government of Uttar PradeshKalyan Singh Cabinet
06December 1993October 1995Member, 12th Legislative Assembly5th term
05June 1991December 1992Member, 11th Legislative Assembly4th term
04June 1991December 1992Cabinet Minister in Government of Uttar PradeshKalyan Singh Cabinet
03December 1989April 1991Member, 10th Legislative Assembly3rd term
02June 1977February 1980Member, 7th Legislative Assembly2nd term
01March 1974April 1977Member, 6th Legislative Assembly1st term

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