7th Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

JHARKHANDE RAI, SHRI, B.A. [C.P.I.—Uttar Pradesh, Ghosi, 1980]  s. of late Shri Radhe Rai; b. at Amila Village, Azamgarh District, 1914: ed. at Government High School, Basti, Government Jubilee High School, Gorakhpur, Ewing Christian College, Allahabad and Allahabad University; m. Smt. Kamla Devi, 1926; 1 s. and 1 d.; Agriculturist and Social & Political Worker; previously associated with Hindustan Socialist Republican Army (H.S.R.A.) and Revolutionary Socialist Party; suffered imprisonment for 8 years during the British regime; awarded imprisonment for 21 years for taking part in Pipridih Conspiracy case, Ghazipur Arms Conspiracy Cane and Lucknow Conspiracy Case and was released after Independence; imprisoned 18 times after Independence; Cabinet Minister for Food, Uttar Pradesh S.V.D. Government in 1967 and resigned from the Cabinet owing to differences on the issue of distribution of land to landless; President, (i) Intermediate College, Amila Aramgarh and (ii) Intermediate College, Sonadih, Aramgarh; Treasurer, All India Kisan Sabha, Feroz Shah Road, New Delhi; Vice-President, U.P. Kisan Sabha, Lucknow; Member, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, 1952-68; Chairman, Public Accounts Committee, U.P. Legislative Assembly for 21- years; Member, (i) Fourth Lok Sabha, 1968-70 and (ii) Fifth Lok Sabha, 1971-77.  

Social activities:  Library work; relief work; emancipation movements of down-trodden.  

Favourite pastime and recreation:  Reading, writing and gardening.  

Special interests:  Political discussions.  

Publications:  Written several books on History and Political Subjects, e.g., (i) August Vidroh, (ii) Krantikari Janvadi, (iii) Bhumi Sudhar Aur Bhumi Andolan, (iv) Gopalan Ke Naam Khula Patra, (v) Pant Shahi Ko Chunoti, (vi) Kranti Kariyun Ke Sansmaran, (vii) Bharatiya Krantikari Andolan Ek Vishleshan and (viii) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.  

Travels abroad:  Nepal, U.S.S.R., and Bulgaria.  

Permanent address:  Amila Village and P.O., Azamgarh District, Uttar Pradesh.