Saturday, March 21, 2015

Jual Oram - Biography

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Jual Oram (born 22 March 1961) is a member of the 16th Lok Sabha of India.

He is M.P.  of  Sundargarh constituency of Odisha and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) political party. He was also a member of the 12th, 13th and 14th Lok Sabha of India.
He is a former Cabinet Minister in the Government of India.

He is also a Vice-President of the Bharatiya Janata Party. In the State of Odisha,  he was one of two founding Legislative Assembly Members of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was the President of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state of Orissa for more than four years.

He was born in a poor tribal family on 22 March 1961 at 'Kendudihi', a village in Odisha's Sundargarh district. Oram, a diploma holder in electrical engineering, worked for five years with BHEL and then joined. politics in 1990. He contested the assembly election from Bonai constituency in that year and won with a comfortable margin.  He has held several important posts in high-profile committees of the Union Government and in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).  He was elected to the 12th Lok Sabha in 1998 and began his assignment as Union Minister for Tribal Affairs on the 13th October, 1999 .  Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee gave him this assignment creating a new ministry, for the first time in the history of Independent India.  He wrested back his Sundergarh constituency in 2014 parliamentary election, which he lost in 2009 with a thin margin.

Oram has always been championing the cause of tribal upliftment and welfare of the poorer sections of the society. He has already taken several initiatives for the uplift of the downtrodden, weaker section of the people particularly tribal visiting extensively across the country as a minister in Government of India.

Biodata of Jual Oram from National Portal of India

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