Articles about Imarti Devi

Congress faced a serious political fiasco when 22 MLAs quit the party and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2020. Supporters of former Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia left the party as a token of support for him. Among them was Imarti Devi, an MLA from Dabra. She famously remarked that she would jump into a well if it came to that. Born on April 14, 1975, in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, Devi did not study beyond the higher secondary level. She ventured into politics in 1997 when she became a Vice-President of the Indian Youth Congress in Gwalior district. In 2004, she became a member of the Gwalior District Panchayat. The next year, she became the chairperson of Block Congress Dabra. Imarti Devi contested the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections for the first time in 2008. She won from the Dabra constituency. She won from the constituency in the 2013 and 2018 Assembly elections as well. In 2020, she left the Indian National Congress with 21 other MLAs. Devi briefly held the Ministry of Women and Child Development in the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government. However, in the 2020 by-bolls, she was defeated by Suresh Raje of INC.

Madhya Pradesh by-polls: Counting begins. Will Scindia win prestige battle?

10 Nov 2020

Politics
Madhya Pradesh by-polls: Counting begins. Will Scindia win prestige battle?

Besides Bihar, the results of by-polls for 58 seats, spread across 11 states, will be declared today as counting began a short while ago. Among the states, Madhya Pradesh has emerged as the one garnering the maximum attention with the elections turning into a prestige battle for Congress' turncoat Jyotiraditya Scindia.

MP: Kamal Nath issues clarification after 'item' remark sparks controversy

19 Oct 2020

Politics
MP: Kamal Nath issues clarification after 'item' remark sparks controversy

Madhya Pradesh Indian National Congress (INC) chief Kamal Nath on Monday sought to clarify his controversial remarks against state Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD) Imarti Devi.

Madhya Pradesh: 28 members, including Jyotiraditya Scindia's loyalists, join Cabinet

02 Jul 2020

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Madhya Pradesh: 28 members, including Jyotiraditya Scindia's loyalists, join Cabinet

Nearly, three months after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stormed to power in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expanded his Cabinet on Thursday by inducting 28 new ministers.

After MP CM Kamal Nath's resignation, rebel MLAs join BJP

21 Mar 2020

Politics
After MP CM Kamal Nath's resignation, rebel MLAs join BJP

After triggering the fall of the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh, 22 rebel MLAs in the state joined the rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Day before Madhya Pradesh floor test, Congress MLAs reach Bhopal

15 Mar 2020

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Day before Madhya Pradesh floor test, Congress MLAs reach Bhopal

The ruling Congress in Madhya Pradesh shifted its MLAs back to Bhopal from Jaipur a day ahead of a floor test in the state Legislative Assembly.

Madhya Pradesh Governor expels 6 rebel ministers amid government crisis

13 Mar 2020

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Madhya Pradesh Governor expels 6 rebel ministers amid government crisis

Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon on Friday expelled six ministers from the state Cabinet upon the recommendation of Chief Minister Kamal Nath.

Madhya Pradesh crisis: Is the Congress government going to fall?

10 Mar 2020

Politics
Madhya Pradesh crisis: Is the Congress government going to fall?

In a major setback to the Congress party, its government in Madhya Pradesh looks in peril after a string of resignations from party legislators.

Cracks out in open, Scindia has message for Kamal Nath

05 Sep 2019

Politics
Cracks out in open, Scindia has message for Kamal Nath

Congress returned to power in Madhya Pradesh after a long wait of 15 years. The government, run by Kamal Nath, isn't even a year old, but its problems are rising with every passing day.

As Anganwadis struggle, MP government spends money on ministers' bungalows

13 Jul 2019

Politics
As Anganwadis struggle, MP government spends money on ministers' bungalows

The Madhya Pradesh government, run by Congress leader Kamal Nath, has its priorities straight and Anganwadis don't make the cut.

Caught-on-camera: Congress minister fails to read Republic Day speech

26 Jan 2019

Politics
Caught-on-camera: Congress minister fails to read Republic Day speech

In a rather embarrassing situation for Congress, Imarti Devi, the state Union and Child Development Minister of Congress, was unable to read the Republic Day speech at a program held at SAF ground in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.