Jharna Das Baidya is a Rajya Sabha MP, who is affiliated with Communist Party of India. Das is the first Dalit to be elected to the Rajya Sabha representing Tripura, and the second woman representing the state in the Rajya Sabha. Before being elected to Parliament, she served as the chairperson of the State Social Welfare Board.
On 21 March 2016, Jharna Das Baidya won the biennial Rajya Sabha elections from Tripura by receiving 49 votes and defeating Congress candidate Jyotirmoy Nath, who secured a mere 10 votes. Followed by her win, she is currently serving second term in Rajyasabha.
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