Ravi Shankar Prasad

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Introduction :

Ravi Shankar Prasad is 70 years old elected from as Rajyasabha member. He is a member of .

Background information of Ravi Shankar Prasad:

Ravi Shankar Prasad is a Rajyasabha MP of BJP. He is Brother-in-Law of Congress Rajyasabha member Rajeev Shukla.

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During youth, led the student movement in Bihar under the leadership of Shri Jai Prakash Narayan and was imprisoned during the Emergency
was associated with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (A.B.V.P.) for many years and held various posts in the organization
during college days, was Assistant General Secretary of the Patna University Students? Union and member of the Senate, Finance Committee, Arts and Law Faculties of the University
as a lawyer, championed the causes of ?eradication of corruption? and ?civil liberty
has been a practising lawyer in the Patna High Court since February 1980
has also appeared in the Supreme Court of India for a variety of cases
specialized in writ, constitutional, civil service and criminal matters
was lawyer for Shri L.K.Advani, former Deputy Prime Minister in various proceedings in the Patna High Court
attended International Congress on Law and Medicine and on Patent Laws
designated Senior Advocate by the full bench of the Patna High Court
has argued a large number of cases of public, private and corporate bodies
has been handling cases of major organisations including Railways, Bennett & Coleman, Dabur Company, etc.
was Senior Counsel, Bihar Banking Service Recruitment Board
was the main arguing counsel in Patna High Court in the public interest litigation leading to CBI investigation into the fodder and bitumen scam
currently, also a Senior Advocate appearing in important matters in the Supreme Court
as a Minister, championed the cause of economic reforms
as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal and Mines, helped to accelerate the reforms process in the mining and coal sectors
during his time, the privatization of Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd. was upheld by the Supreme Court of India, the Hindustan Zinc Ltd. was privatized successfully, Coal India Ltd. (CIL) made a record profit of Rs. 1,758 crore and other loss making coal companies like the Central Coalfields Ltd. also turned around
took steps to pave way for the entry of privatization in coal mining with the aim of making coal price cheaper and opening up investment opportunities for overseas players
as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice, had helped to prepare a Bill seeking to amend the Representation of the People?s Act, in order to usher in accountability in politics
the ?Offshore Area Bill? became an Act under his leadership paving the way for investment in offshore mining
was instrumental in changing the Evidence Act in rape cases for fairer appreciation of evidence in favour of rape victims
as Minister of State (Independent charge) of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, took various initiatives to make the entertainment industry including radio, television and films competitive, follow corporate governance including policies for venture capital and follow new marketing strategy for Indian films
undertook steps for co-production agreements with different countries in the film sector, invited foreign direct investment (FDI) in the entertainment sector and set up an Expert Committee to open up the radio sector
has made frequent appearances on television in international and national channels including the BBC, CNBC, NDTV, Star News, Doordarshan, Zee News and Aaj Tak, where his views have been sought to defend the policies of the Government of India and also to participate in discussions on issues of topical interest
was General Secretary of the Peoples Union for Civil Liberty (P.U.C.L.), Bihar
was Secretary, Patna High Court Advocates Association
National Convenor, B.J.P. Legal Cell, 2001-2002
was Member, Central Disciplinary Committee, B.J.P.
was Director, State Bank of India, Bihar Local Board
Member, National Executive Committee, B.J.P.
Father's Name Late Shri Thakur Prasad
Mother's Name Shrimati Bimla Prasad
Party Name
Assets More than 1 Crore(s)
Education B.A.Hons., M.A. (Pol.Science), LL.B. Educated at Patna University
Permanent Address 42, East Boring Road, Nageshwar Colony, Ward No.4, P.S.- Budha Colony,Patna 800001
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Has written many articles on contemporary legal and constitutional issues, which have been published in leading newspapers like The Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Statesman, The Pioneer, Hindustan and Dainik Jagran, etc.
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