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Fifteenth Lok Sabha Member


Baju Ban Riyan

Baju Ban Riyan

Party Name Communist Party of India (Marxist)(CPI(M))
Constituency Tripura East (ST)
State Tripura
Father's Name Late Shri Lankajoy Riyan
Mother's Name Smt. Chhaya Rani Riyan
Date of Birth 13.03.1941
Place of Birth Vill. East Bagafa, Distt. South Tripura, Tripura
Profession Agriculturist, Political & Social Worker, Sportsman
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 29 May 1965
Spouse's Name Smt. Jharna Riyan
No. of Children 3
Educational Qualifications

B.Sc.
Educated at Maharaja Bira Bikram College, Agartala, Tripura

Permanent Address

Vill. and P.O. East Bagafa
P.S. Santir Bazar
District - South Tripura - 799 144
Tripura
Phone: 0381-233448, 2323975

Present Address

168 -170, North Avenue
New Delhi - 110 001
Phone: 011-23092172, 23094950
Mobile: 9868180142

E-Mail riyanb@sansad.nic.in
Position Held

1967-1980
- Member, Tripura Legislative Assembly
- Member, Public Accounts Committee, Tripura Legislative Assembly
- Member, Estimates Committee, Tripura Legislative Assembly

May - December 1977
Minister, Animal Husbandry, Government of Tripura

1978-1979
Minister, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Cooperation and Fishery, Government of Tripura

1980
Elected to 7th Lok Sabha

1985
- Re-elected to 8th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
- Deputy Leader, C.P.I. (M) Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha

1985-1986
- Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
- Member, House Committee
- Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
- Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Welfare

1996
Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term)

1996-1997
- Member, Committee on Agriculture
- Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
- Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Welfare

1998
Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (4th term)

1998-1999
- Member, Committee on Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution and its Sub-Committee-A on Department of Food and Civil Supplies
- Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
- Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Planning and Programme Implementation

1999
Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (5th term)

1999-2004
- Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
- Member, Committee on Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution

2000-2004
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

2004
- Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (6th term)
- Member, Committee on Home Affairs
- Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

5 August 2006
Member, Committee on Home Affairs

Social And Cultural Activities

President, Tripura Rajya Upajati Ganamukti Parishad;

Joint Secretary, All India Kisan Council of All India Kisan Sabha;

Advisor,

  1. Bru Socio-Cultural Organisation; and

  2. Hojagiri Festival Committee; and Organiser, Hojagiri Dance in Tripura State

Special Interests

Upliftment of the socio-economic condition of the poor, especially scheduled castes and scheduled tribes; organising cultural programmes and folk dance; reading books; and hunting.

Favourite Pastime and Recreation

Tribal folk songs, games, reading and viewing T.V.

Sports and Clubs

Playing volleyball, football, carrom, cards, javelin, shotput and discus-throw; participated in All India Annual School Sports 1958 held at Kachrapara, West Bengal; Champion, M.B.B. College Annual Sports thrice in 1958, 1961 and 1962

Countries Visited

China, Cuba, France, Germany, Mexico and Netherlands

Other Information

Arrested twice under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (M.I.S.A.) during emergency and pre-emergency period and detained in jail without trial for two years, 1974-76;

Member,

  1. Indian National Congress, 1967-71; and

  2. Communist Party of India (Marxist) [C.P.I. (M)] since 1971 till date;

School teacher, 1965-67