Akshaibar Lal is an Indian politician and a Member of Parliament (MP) from the Lok Sabha constituency of Bahraich in the state of Uttar Pradesh. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. The Bahraich Lok Sabha constituency is reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) since 2008, as per the delimitation process. Prior to that, Bahraich was an unreserved constituency. It currently has five assembly constituencies – Balha, Nanpara, Matera, Mahasi, and Bahraich.
Akshaibar Lal has been in politics since several years. In 2019 Lok Sabha elections, he defeated Shabbir Ahmad of Samajwadi Party (SP) by a margin of more than 1 lakh 28 thousand votes. It was a significant win, as Lal was fighting against the ‘mahagathbandhan’ (alliance) of SP, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD).
Another notable aspect of 2019 Bahraich Lok Sabha elections was that the earlier MP Savitri Bai Phule, who had won in 2014 on BJP ticket, had switched to Congress. She had contested as a Congress candidate in 2019 Bahraich elections, but could garner only 34,454 (3.48%) votes. Savitri used to criticize BJP’s leadership and after she joined Congress, BJP chose Akshaibar Lal to contest the Bahraich constituency.
Prior to becoming a Lok Sabha MP, Akshaibar Lal had also been a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) for five terms in UP.
Early Life and Education
Akshaibar Lal was born on January 01, 1947. He is the son of Shri Bhagavan Das. His educational qualifications are up to Metric and he received education at Sri Krishna Higher Secondary School, Barhaj, Deoria, Uttar Pradesh. By profession, Lal is an agriculturist and horticulturist. He married Urmila Devi on June 26, 1968.
Akshaibar Lal has been active in the political sphere, both at the local level as well as state level. After winning the Lok Sabha election, he is now also playing a key role in decision making at the national level. Lal has done significant work to promote education in his constituency. He has also contributed to the welfare of Gond community. He had served as the national president of All India Gond Mahasabha. He has also taken up key positions at various educational and social welfare institutions.
- 1991-1992,1993-1995, 1996-2001, 2002-2007, 2017-19: Member, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly (Five terms)
- 2002 – 2003: Minister, Government of Uttar Pradesh
- 2017-2019: Whip, BJP, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
- May, 2019: Elected to 17th Lok Sabha
- 13 Sept. 2019 onwards: Member, Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment, Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways
Akshaibar Lal continues to work towards the welfare of weaker sections of the society. He likes to keep updated with news and current affairs.