Mohsina Kidwai Indian politician

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Mohsina Kidwai
MP of Rajya Sabha for Chhattisgarh
In office
30 June 2004 – 29 June 2016
Succeeded byChhaya Verma
Member, Congress Working Committee (CWC)
Members of the Lok Sabha
In office
ConstituencyMeerut (Lok Sabha constituency)
Personal details
Born (1932-01-01) 1 January 1932 (age 89)
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Khalil R. Kidwai
ChildrenThree daughters
80, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi 110001
Civil Lines, Barabanki district, Uttar Pradesh
WebsiteWebsite of SMT. MOHSINA KIDWAI, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)

Mohsina Kidwai (born 1 January 1932) is a leader of Indian National Congress party, she belongs to Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh. Currently she is a member of Rajya Sabha, elected from Chhattisgarh.[1],[2] She is a member of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the highest decision making body of the Indian Congress Party as well as the All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.)[3][4]

Early life

Mohsina Kidwai was born to Mulla Qutub-ud-din Ahmad and Zehra Khatoon mainly from Ahmadpur a small village in Barabanki district. She did her Intermediate from Women's College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.


Mohsina Kidwai has held several ministerial offices in Government of Uttar Pradesh and Government of India.[2]

Kidwai has held a variety of leadership positions within the Congress party including General Secretary of AICC. Kidwai is known for her proximity to Congress Party Chief, Sonia Gandhi.[5]

Kidwai was a leader of breakaway party, Congress(T) in the pre-Sonia Gandhi days.

Currently she is a member of Rajya Sabha, elected from Raipur, Chhattisgarh.[2]

She is also a member of Congress Working Committee and convenor of Manifesto Implementation Committees of Assamese and Punjab.[3]

Personal life

Mohsina Kidwai was married on 17 December 1953 to Khalil R. Kidwai. She has three daughters.[2]

Positions held

She has held following positions during her career:[2]

Position held From To
Member, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council 1960 1974
Minister of State, Food and Civil Supplies, Government of Uttar Pradesh 1973 1974
Member, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly 1974 1977
Cabinet Minister for Harijan and Social Welfare, Government of Uttar Pradesh 1974 1975
Cabinet Minister for Small Scale Industries, Government of Uttar Pradesh 1975 1977
Member, Sixth Lok Sabha, won bypoll from Azamgarh 1978 1979
Member, Seventh Lok Sabha, from Meerut 1980 1984
Union Minister of State for Labour and Rehabilitation 11 September 1982 29 January 1983
Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare 29 January 1983 2 August 1984
Member, Eighth Lok Sabha 1984 1989
Union Minister of State (Independent charge) 2 August 1984 31 October 1984
Union Cabinet Minister of Rural Development 4 November 1984 31 December 1984
Union Cabinet Minister of Health and Family Welfare 31 December 1984 24 June 1986
Union Cabinet Minister of Transport 24 June 1986 22 October 1986
Union Cabinet Minister of Urban Development 22 October 1986 2 December 1989
Union Cabinet Minister of Tourism (additional charge) 14 February 1988 25 June 1989
Elected to Rajya Sabha June 2004
Member, Court of the Aligarh Muslim University July 2004
Member, Committee on Agriculture August 2004
Member, Anjuman (Court) of Jamia Millia Islamia University November 2004
Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment October 2004
Member, Parliamentary Forum on Population and Public Health May 2006
Member, Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution July 2006


  2. ^ a b c d e "Website of SMT. MOHSINA KIDWAI, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)". Archived from the original on 5 February 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2007.
  3. ^ a b AICC release of 22 April, 2002 after the reshuffle
  4. ^ Members Archived 5 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine Congress Working Committee website.
  5. ^ STATE OF THE CONGRESS: Half done, but no clue ahead

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