If Ramya wins the Mandya Lok Sabha by-election scheduled for August 21, she will be India’s youngest Member of Parliament (MP) in the current 15th Lok Sabha. However, Ramya won’t be the youngest MP to enter Parliament.
Born on November 29, 1982, Ramya is 30 years, 8 months and 6 days old. She is 7 months younger to Congress MP from Lakshadweep, Muhammed Hamdullah Sayeed (31), who was born on April 11, 1982.
Interestingly, according to information available in the public domain like Wikipedia, Sayeed was born in Mysore! Later, he settled in Andrott Island in Lakshadweep and was elected to Parliament at the age of 26, just a year more than the qualifying age for contesting elections in India.
Some of the other youngest MPs in the current Lok Sabha are Nilesh Rane (32), Congress MP from Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg in Maharastra; Sarika Singh (32), Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) MP from Hathras in Uttar Pradesh; Feroze Varun Gandhi (33), BJP MP from Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh; Mausam Noor (33), Congress MP from Malda Uttar in West Bengal; Agatha Sangma (33), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP from Tura in Meghalaya, Sachin Pilot (35), Congress MP from Ajmer constituency; Milind Deora (36), Congress MP from Mumbai South; Dushyant Singh (39), BJP MP from Jhalawar-Baran constituency in Rajasthan.