Balkrishna Wasnik

Balkrishna wasnik

Ques: Former MP Sri Balkrishna Wasnik recently passed away belonged to which political party?

a. BSP
b. BJP
c. Congress
d. SP

Ans: c

Related facts:

  • 11 September, 2015 veteran Congress leader and a three-term Member of Parliament Balkrishna Wasnik died after cardiac failure. He was 86.
  • The late Balkrishna Wasnik had represented two constituencies of Vidarbha in Parliament namely Bhandara and Buldhana.
  • At the young age of 28, he was first elected in 1957 from Bhandara and was later elected from the same constituency again in 1962.
  • Later, in 1980 he shifted to Buldhana in the Western region.
  • All his life Wasnik fought for the poor and oppressed sections of the society. He was at the forefront in agitations to secure reservations for Dalits.
  • A staunch supporter of separate Vidarbha, he led the movement in 1967 as president of Mahavidarbha Rajya Sangharsh Samiti.

Reference:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Former-MP-Balkrishna-Wasnik-passes-away/articleshow/48905967.cms
http://www.mid-day.com/articles/former-member-of-parliament-balkrishna-wasnik-dies/16526172

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