In the 16th Lok Sabha election, the percentage of MPs with below matriculation education qualification has increased to six in this year’s election, compared to three percent in the previous Lok Sabha election, said a Policy Research Studies.
Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Uma Bharti is one such strong woman political leader who proved that despite low educational qualification, are still a great leader.
A firebrand leader and Hindutva mascot, Uma Bharti has studied only till the 5th standard mainly because of poor family background.
This is the second time that the saffron clad leader, often referred to as ‘sadhvi’, has become a Union minister in an NDA government. Bharti came to prominence during the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi movement. She had served as Minister both in the state of Madhya Pradesh and as Union Minister in the Cabinet.
Lalubhai Babubhai Patel
Lok Sabha BJP MP from Daman and Diu state, Lalubhai Babubhai Patel is just 8th Pass and failed SSC Exam from Shree Somnath Kelvani Mandal High School Debhel in Daman. An active member of All India Backward Classes Employees Federation and Cultural Secretary, he was appointed to the Committee on Home Affairs. He has visited many countries like Dubai, Singapore and Thailand.
Hailing from a poor tribal family at ‘Kendudihi’, a village in Orissa’s Sundargarh district, Jual Oram created history by becoming the first union Tribal Affairs minister of India.
Oram was a face-saver for BJP in 2014 Lok Sabha polls being the party’s lone winner from Odisha. Coming to his educational qualification, this Union Minister has just completed his Higher Secondary education and a Diploma in Electrical Engineering. A lover of sports who always remained concerned for the welfare of the poor and downtrodden, Oram had worked for about six years in a public sector company with his diploma in electrical engineering before he decided to join politics. He had also played a significant role in strengthening BJP’s organization in Odisha during his tenure as the state party unit president.
Kanwar Singh Tanwar
The Super-rich MP in 16th Lok Sabha, Kanwar Singh Tanwar, is one among the less educated parliamentarian who studied only till the 7th standard. A dropped out of Government Secondary School Fatehpur Beri, New Delhi, he is known to ride the “wave”. He joined Bahujan Samaj in 2008 when Mayawati was the soaring high in her political career and jump to Congress in 2012. With the UPA government going hayward and a Narendra Modi wave sweeping across the country, Tanwar switched himself to the BJP in February and landed a party ticket to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Amroha in UP with yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s backing. With assets worth 150 crore, Tanwar is one of the richest MPs in India.
An actor—cum comedian and parliamentarian, Innocent who studied till 8th standard from SN School, in Kerala is one of the least educated politicos.
He won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Chalakudy Lok Sabha constituency (comprising of 3 assembly constituencies in Thrissur district and 4 assembly constituencies of Ernakulam district) in Thrissur district as an independent candidate supported by the Left Democratic Front. Apart from being a politician, he is one of the most successful and leading comedy actors of Malayalam cinema. He is noted for his witty mannerisms and dialogue delivery in the typical Thrissur accent that easily grabbed the attention of the masses.
Gopal Chinayya Shetty
BJP MP from Mumbai north Constituency Gopal Chinayya Shetty completed his education only till the 7th grade from Lady of Remedy High School, Poinsur, Mumbai in 1969. In the 16th Lok Sabha, he wins with a margin of 446582 against his immediate rival Sanjay Brijkishorlal Nirupam of INC. Shetty has 10 cases pending against him, including that of criminal intimidation, cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property and rioting. Prior to venturing into politics, Gopal Chinayya worked in Municipal Corporation.
Source – IndiaTV