Ravi Shankar Prasad’s political journey: He entered politics three times since his student days and has been a Union Minister till now.
Ravi Shankar Prasad, who started his political journey from a student leader, was also a prominent lawyer in the country. 19 He made his mark in the 1970s by protesting against Indira Gandhi’s government. Also, in times of emergency, Jayaprakash led the student movement in Bihar under the leadership of Narayan. He set foot on the doorstep of the first parliament in 2000, protesting against the Congress on the streets of Patna. The following year, 2001, Atal Bihari became a Union Minister in the Vajpayee government. Since then, he has twice been a Union Minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.
His father Tagore Prasad was a prominent lawyer in the Patna High Court. He was one of the main founders of the then Jan Sangh (now BJP). Ravi Shankar Prasad’s political career began as a member of the Akhil Bharatiya Chhatra Parishad. He contested the parliamentary elections for the first time in 2014 and was elected Member of Parliament from Mr. Patna. He has already been a member of the Rajya Sabha four times. He is currently a member of the Lok Sabha and a member of the Union Cabinet.
Ravi Shankar Prasad took part in the student movement led by JP. He has been given a chance to argue as a lawyer against former chief minister Lalu Prasad in the Alakatra scandal as well as in the public interest litigation. He was also a lawyer for former Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani in the Patna High Court in many cases. For several years, the youth wing of the BJP and the party has been performing its duties at the national level. After becoming a minister in 2001, on July 1, 2002, Prasad was appointed Additional Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice. Within a fortnight of taking office, he drafted a bill to amend the Representation of the People Act and expedited the track court process. As Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, he initiated reforms in the radio, TV and animation sectors and established the Center for International Film Festivals of India (IFFI) in Goa.
Ravi Shankar Prasad was born on August 30, 1954. Ravi Shankar Prasad, a graduate from Patna University and an LLB student, held various positions in the student council for many years. During his student life he was the Assistant General Secretary of the Patna University Students Union and a member of the Senate and Finance Committee of the University, Faculty of Arts and Law. Mr. Prasad appeared in kurta-pajamas for most of the occasion. Prince Court also wears a blazer when going abroad or to a party. Green vegetables and salads are eaten daily. Fish is also a favorite food.
As a lawyer
Ravi Shankar Prasad, a professional veteran lawyer of the Supreme Court of India, started practicing in the Patna High Court in 1960. In 1999, a full bench of the Patna High Court nominated him as Senior Advocate. He was nominated to the Supreme Court in 2000. He was a prominent lawyer in favor of filing a public interest litigation against Lalu Prasad Yadav in the Charanchal and Alkatara scandals. He participated in the International Congress on Law and Drugs and Patent Law. Narmada Bachao Andolan case, TN Tharumplad v. Union, Rameshwar Prasad v. Union of India (Bihar Assembly abolition case) and Prof. Dr. on medical education in India. Yashpal’s case is one of the cases he has fought. Prasad was also one of the three lawyers in the long-running Ayodhya case in the 2010 Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court.
BJP spokesperson since 200 BJP
Mr Prasad became the BJP’s national spokesperson in 2006 and was re-elected to the Rajya Sabha from Bihar in April 2000. In 2007, he was appointed as the BJP’s chief national spokesperson. He has been a national executive member of the Bharatiya Janata Party for the last ten years. He was also a member of various parliamentary committees.
Held in this post
- National Vice-President of Bharatiya Janata Yub Morcha for two terms from 1991 to 1999
- August 1995: Member, National Executive Committee, BJP
- ‘August 1996: Animal headline scandal in Bihar. PIL has filed an application in the Patna High Court seeking a CBI probe
- ‘April 2000: Elected to Rajya Sabha for the first time
- June 2001: National Convener Legal Cell, BJP
- ‘September 2001: State Minister of State for Coal and Mines
- July 2002: Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice (Additional Charge)Advertisement
- January 2003: Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (Independent Charge) (India)
- August 2005: Appointed as BJP National Spokesperson
- March 2006: Elected to Rajya Sabha for the second time
- August 2006: Member, Standing Committee on Information Technology
- October 2009: Member, Executive Council of the Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies
- April 2012: Elected to Rajya Sabha for the third time
- May 2012: Became Deputy Leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Rajya Sabha
- May 2013: Became a member of the Benefits Committee of the Parliament of India
- May 2014: Became Minister of Electronics and Information Technology and Law.
- April 2018: Elected to Rajya Sabha for the fourth time.
- ’23 May 2019: Lost MP elected.
- In May 2012, he continued in the Ministry of Law and Justice and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. He was also given the charge of the Ministry of Communications, Government of India.
Has represented the country in many international forums
In April 2002, he was presented to lead the Indian delegation to the neutral tri-level meeting in Durban (South Africa). He was then given the post of Palestinian leader in Ramallah late as an Indian member of the three-tier delegation of the neutral movement. Yasser was sent to meet with Arafat to express solidarity with him. He was sent to St. Vincent (West Indies) as the leader of the Indian delegation to attend the Commonwealth Law Ministers’ Conference. He led the Indian delegation to the Cannes, Venice and London Film Festivals. In October 200, he was sent to the United Nations to represent India at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.