Mr. Rishang Keishing: India’s oldest Parliamentarian retired after serving seven decades
India’s oldest parliamentarian, Mr. Rishang Keishing (94) decided to retire after serving the nation for seven decades. His term at Rajya Sabha (the Upper House of Parliament) ends on April 9, 2014.
Mr. Keishing started his political career as a socialist and became the member of the first Lok Sabha in 1952 after being elected from Socialist Party; he joined the Congress in 1962. He had served as Chief Minister of Manipur four times.
Note: After Mr. Keishing’s retirement, Mr. Ram Sundar Das of the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) will be the oldest MP in the Lok Sabha.