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Ashwani Kumar
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Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
2002–2004
In office
2004–2010
In office
2010–2016
Constituency Punjab
Minister of Law and Justice
In office
28 October 2012 – 10 May 2013
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Preceded by Salman Khurshid
Succeeded by Kapil Sibal
Additional Solicitor General of India
In office
1991–1991
Personal details
Born 26 October 1952 (1952-10-26) (age 68)
Delhi, India
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Madhu Kumar (1975–2012)
Children 2
Alma mater St. Stephen's College, Delhi
Panjab University, Chandigarh
Profession Lawyer, Politician

Ashwani Kumar (born 26 October 1952) was an Indian politician and attorney. He was Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha representing the state of Punjab.

He was Union Minister of Law and Justice and Union Minister of State in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion and Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Books

  • Ehsas-O-Izhar: An Anthology of Urdu Poetry (Publisher: Nyogi Books)The HinduJagran
  • Hope in a Challenged Democracy: An Indian Narrative (Publisher: Wisdom Tree; )
  • Law, Ideas and Ideology in Politics: Perspectives of an Activist (Publisher: HarAnand Publications; )
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