Jaipur: Sharada Bhargava, the first woman Rajya Sabha member from
Rajasthan, reached the Rajya Sabha from the state three times, while Prabha
Thakur has reached the Rajya Sabha a total of eight women, including twice.
Sharada Bhargava was elected as a Rajya Sabha MP for the first time on 3
April 1952 as Congress candidate and after completion of his term in 2 April
1956, the Congress made him his candidate again and he became the second
member of Rajya Sabha on 3 April 1956. Made. After this, the party also gave
her a third time in a row and she was a Rajya Sabha MP from 22 August
1963 to 2 April 1966 for the third time. Sharda Bhargava was the daughter of
freedom fighter and Lok Sabha member Mukut Bihari Bhargava. She had the
distinction of becoming the first woman Rajya Sabha member from
Rajasthan. Prabha Thakur of Congress reached Rajya Sabha twice from
Rajasthan. She was a member of Rajya Sabha from 10 April 2002 to 9 April
2008 and from 10 April 2008 to 9 April 2014. Former Deputy Chairman of
Rajya Sabha Najma Heptullah, who left Congress and joined BJP, also
reached Rajya Sabha as a BJP candidate from Rajasthan. She was a Rajya
Sabha member from the state from July 5, 2004 to July 4, 2010. Shanti
Pahariya, wife of former Governor and former Chief Minister Jagannath
Pahariyya, was a Rajya Sabha MP from 10 April 1984 to 9 April 1990.
Few important ladies also got chance from rajasthan
Former Chief Minister Barkatullah Khan’s wife Ushi Khan was a Rajya
Sabha member from April 3, 1976 to April 2, 1982, Jamuna Devi Barupal
from April 4, 2000 to April 3, 2006, Narayan Devi from April 3, 1970 to
April 2, 1976. Similarly, the famous writer Lakshmi Kumari Chutavat was a
Rajya Sabha member from Rajasthan from 10 April 1972 to 9 April 1978. Of
these women, seven Congress candidates have reached Rajya Sabha from
Rajasthan, while Najma Heptulla has reached Rajsabha as BJP candidate.
Sharada bhargava among total 8 women
It is noteworthy that on 26th March elections are being held in three Rajya
Sabha seats from Rajasthan and in these two BJP and two Congress
candidates have filed nomination papers.
However, both the major parties have not given any women candidate a
chance in this. There are currently nine BJP MPs and one Congress MP from
Rajasthan out of ten seats. BJP MP Narayan Lal Pancharia, Ramnarayan
Doody and Vijay Goel are going to complete their tenure on April 9, due to
which elections will be held in these three seats.