|Preceded by Priya Dutt|
Parents Pramod Mahajan
Majority 1,86,771 (22.09%)
Spouse Anand Rao Vajendla
Name Poonam Mahajan
Siblings Rahul Mahajan
Role Member of Parliament
|Born 9 December 1980 (age 35)
Mumbai, Maharashtra (1980-12-09) |
Education Brighton School of Business and Management (2012)
Grandparents Venkatesh Devidas Mahajan, Prabhavati Venkatesh Mahajan
Similar People Pramod Mahajan, Rahul Mahajan, Priya Dutt, Pankaja Munde, Pritam Munde
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Lok sabha smt poonam mahajan on general budget 2014 15 17 july 2014
Poonam Mahajan alias Poonam Vajendla Rao (born 9 December 1980) is a Member of Parliament from Mumbai North Central and a politician of the BJP. She appointed as President of Bhartiya Janta Party Yuva Morcha [BJYM] in December 2016, Youth Wing of Bhartiya Janta Party [BJP]. She is also the President of the Basketball Federation of India for which she is the first women President.
- Lok sabha smt poonam mahajan on general budget 2014 15 17 july 2014
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- Early life
- Personal life
Discussion on the general budget 2015 16 smt poonam mahajan 16 03 2015
She was born in Mumbai to Rekha Mahajan and the late Pramod Mahajan leader of Bharatiya Janata Party. Her brother is Rahul Mahajan. She along with her brother studied abroad in the United States and lived in London, England. They still maintain a residence in the United Kingdom.
Following her father's murder in 2006, Poonam Mahajan joined the Bharatiya Janata Party as a member of the party, with the encouragement of her uncle late Gopinath Munde, himself an ex-Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra state. Now she's the national secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party
In the run up to the Lok Sabha elections she made efforts to register new and young voters in south Mumbai and subsequently expected to get the LS ticket from that area.
Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha is the youth wing of the parent body and as per internal constitution it elects/selects new team after every 3–5 years. Mahajan was made National Vice President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha in August 2010.
She contested the 2014 Indian general election from Mumbai North Central. and won with a margin of 1.86 lakh votes in one of the biggest upsets in this Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra. She defeated her nearest rival and two-time MP Priya Dutt of the Congress.
She is married to Anand Rao Vejandla, an industrialist from Hyderabad. They have one son Aadya Rao Vajandla & daughter Avika Rao Vajandla.