|Name Manorama Madhwaraj|
Children 2 sons and 5 daughters
|Born 19 September 1940 (age 75)
Mangalore, Karnataka (1940-09-19) |
Spouse Late M. Madhwaraj (m. 1957)
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Manorama Madhwaraj was the first woman cabinet minister of India elected as an MLA in the 5th, 8th and 9th Karnataka Legislative Assembly. On all of these occasions was elected from Udupi constituency and was a member of the Indian National Congress.
She was also member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. She represented the Udupi constituency of Karnataka and was a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) political party. She quit BJP and Lok Sabha after voting in favour of Congress during vote of confidence.