JAIN, SHRI AJIT PRASAD, M.A., LL.B., Cong., (Mysore—Tumkur—1962): S. of Shri Mukand Lal; B. Meerut (U.P.), October 6, 1902; ed. at Lucknow University; m. Shrimati Lakshmi Devi, Nov. 17, 1917; 2 S. and 1 D.; Lawyer; Has been a Member of A.I.C.C; Member, U.P. Legislative Assembly, 1937—47; Parliamentary Secretary to the U.P. Government, July 1937—November 1939; Member, Special Recruitment Board, October 1948—April, 1950; Member, Constituent Assembly, Provisional Parliament, First Lok Sabha, 1952—57 and Second Lok Sabha, 1957—62; Union Minister of Rehabilitation, 1950—54; Minister of Food and Agriculture, November, 1954 to April, 1956 and again Minister of Food and Agriculture from May, 1957 to August, 1959; Chairman, U.P. Police Commission, Parliamentary Delegation to Assam; President, U.P. Provincial Congress Committee since May, 1961.
Social activities: Has been interested in the cause of Scheduled Castes and backward classes; Took special interest in land reforms and in physically disabled people like the blind, the deaf and dumb; Has founded an institute for the housing and training of the permanently disabled to enable them to earn their livelihood.
Special interests: Study of agrarian problems and rural economy.
Travels abroad: Europe and Egypt.
Publications: Commentary on U.P. Tenancy Act and numerous/articles and brochures on rural problems.
Permanent address: Ambala Road, Saharanpur, U.P.
[Voting results at the Election:
Shri Ajit Prasad Jain . . 83,151
Shri Buddha Das . . 36,633
Shri Subramanyaswamy . . 3,490].