Ashwani Kumar (politician)

Indian 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.

Ashwani Kumar
Kamal Nath briefing the press on the recognition of Indian Patent Office at International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) (cropped).jpg
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
In office
In office
Minister of Law and Justice
In office
28 October 2012 – 10 May 2013
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded bySalman Khurshid
Succeeded byKapil Sibal
Additional Solicitor General of India
In office
Personal details
Born (1952-10-26) 26 October 1952 (age 70)
Delhi, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Madhu Kumar (1975–2012)
Alma materSt. Stephen's College, Delhi
Panjab University, Chandigarh
ProfessionLawyer, Politician
WebsiteOfficial website

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.


  • Ehsas-O-Izhar: An Anthology of Urdu Poetry (Publisher: Nyogi Books)The HinduJagran
  • Hope in a Challenged Democracy: An Indian Narrative (Publisher: Wisdom Tree; ISBN 978-8183284943)
  • Law, Ideas and Ideology in Politics: Perspectives of an Activist (Publisher: HarAnand Publications; ISBN 978-8124109250)

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