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Fifteenth Lok Sabha Member


Lal Krishna Advani

Lal Krishna Advani

Party Name Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Constituency Gandhinagar
State Gujarat
Father's Name Shri K. D. Advani
Mother's Name Smt. Gyani Devi
Date of Birth 08.11.1927
Place of Birth Karachi (now in Pakistan)
Profession Journalist Diplomat Trade Unionist
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 25 Feb 1965
Spouse's Name Smt. Kamla Advani
No. of Children 2
Educational Qualifications

Law Graduate
Educated at St. Patricks High School, Karachi,
D.G. National College, Hyderabad, Sindh (now in Pakistan) and
Government Law College, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Permanent Address

1835/16, Kasturbhai Block, Din Dayal Bhawan,
J.P. Chowk, Khanpur, Ahmedabad - 380 001
Phone: 079-22504525

Present Address

30, Prithviraj Road,
New Delhi - 110 003
Phone: 011-23794125, 23794124
Fax: 011-23017015

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

1947
- Secretary, Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (R.S.S.), Karachi

1966-67
- Leader, Bharatiya Jana Sangh (B.J.S.), Interim Metropolitan Council

1967-70
- Chairman, Metropolitan Council, Delhi

1970-72
- President, Bhartiya Jana Sangh, Delhi

1970
- Elected to Rajya Sabha

1973-77
- President, B.J.S.

1974-76
- Leader, B.J.S., Rajya Sabha

1976
- Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (2nd term)

1977-80
- General-Secretary, Janata Party

1977-79
- Union Cabinet Minister, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
- Leader of the House, Rajya Sabha

January-April 1980
- Leader of Opposition, Rajya Sabha

1980-86
- General-Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P.)
- Leader, B.J.P., Rajya Sabha

1982
- Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (3rd term)

1986-91
- President, B.J.P.

1988
- Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (4th term)

1989
- Elected to 9th Lok Sabha

1989-91
- Leader, B.J.P. Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
- Leader of Opposition, Lok Sabha

1990-91
- Chairman, Committee to Review the Lok Sabha Secretariat (Recruitment and Conditions of Service Rules, 1955)

April-May 1990
- Chairman, Committee of Parliament appointed to advise the structure of pay and allowances and other terms & conditions of service for the post of Secretaries-General of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha

1991
- Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

1991-93
- Leader of Opposition, Lok Sabha

1993-98
- President, Bharatiya Janata Party

1998
- Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term)

1998-99
- Union Cabinet Minister, Home Affairs
- Chairman, Committee on Official Language

1999
- Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (4th term)

13 Oct. 1999 - May 2004
- Union Cabinet Minister, Home Affairs

29 June 2002 - May 2004
- Deputy Prime Minister

1 July 2002 - 25 Aug. 2002
- Union Cabinet Minister, Coal and Mines (Additional Charge)

29 Jan. 2003 - 21May 2004
- Union Cabinet Minister, Personnel, Pensions and Public Grievances(Additional Charge)

2004
- Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 5th term)
- Leader of Opposition, Lok Sabha

5 August 2006
- onwards Member, Committee on Home Affairs
2009
- Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha( 6th term)
- Leader of Opposition, Lok Sabha

Social And Cultural Activities

Organised the work of R.S.S. in Alwar, Bharatpur, Kota, Bundi and Jhalawar, 1947-51.

Special Interests

Electoral reforms.

Favourite Pastime and Recreation

Books, theatre, cinema, sports and music.

Countries Visited

Widely travelled;

Other Information

Detained under Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) during Emergency, June 1975-January 1977;
Member,

  1. Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh (RSS), 1942 onwards;
  2. Press Council of India, 1990; conferred Outstanding Parliamentarian Award, 1999 by Indian Parliamentary Group (IPG)