11 Facts About Kariya Munda


Kariya Munda was born on 20 April 1936 and is an Indian politician who served as Deputy Speaker of the 15th Lok Sabha.


Kariya Munda has been a minister in the Government of India, serving in the governments led by the Janata Party in 1977 and by Bhartiya Janata Party from 1999 onwards.


Kariya Munda was 1st elected to the 6th Lok Sabha in 1977 from Khunti constituency in Bihar state.


Kariya Munda was re-elected to the Lok Sabha in 1989,1991,1996,1998,1999, and 2009 from the same constituency of Khunti.


Kariya Munda was inducted into the Morarji Desai government in 1977 and given the portfolio of Steel Ministry, in the capacity as the Minister of State.


Kariya Munda was a cabinet minister in the ministry headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, including the famous stint in the 13 days' government in 1999 and afterward.


Kariya Munda has now been among the senior leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party, rising from the days of the 'Jansangh' and have witnessed many ups and downs in Indian politics, particularly since the days of emergency.


Kariya Munda was one of the candidates in the race to become first Chief Minister of Jharkhand at the time of its establishment in November 2000 but lost of Babulal Marandi and became the Minister for Agro and Rural Industries from September 2001 to January 2003 and Minister of Coal and Non-Conventional Energy Sources in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's third cabinet.


Kariya Munda won the Khijri Vidhan Sabha seat in 2005 Jharkhand Legislative Assembly election.


Kariya Munda won the Khunti constituency for the 7th time in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.


Kariya Munda was one of the few elderly leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party who was denied a ticket for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.