Sumitra Singh from Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan

Sumitra Singh is a politician from the Indian state of Rajasthan. She was the first woman speaker in Rajasthan's history. In 2003 she won the assembly election on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket and was unanimously elected Speaker of the 12th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly which she held until January 2009. She is a senior Jat leader from the Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan; Mrs. Singh was elected to the Assembly for nine out of twelve terms (1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1985, 1990, 1998, 2003) from the Jhunjhunu constituency.

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