Political Party: Bharatiya Janata Party
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BioDr Heena Gavit is an Indian Bharatiya Janata Party politician from Maharashtra. She is a member of the 16th Lok Sabha (lower house of the Indian Parliament) from the Nandurbar constituency.
Professional careerDr. Heena Gavit is the daughter of Dr Vijaykumar Gavit, a Bharatiya Janata Party & Ex-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA from the Nandurbar Assembly constituency. She is a doctor by profession.
Political careerIn the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, she defeated Manikrao Hodlya Gavit, a nine-time MP from Nandurbar. Manikrao's Indian National Congress held the seat since 1967. Heena's victory of margin was 106905 votes. Along with Raksha Khadse, she became the youngest MP in the 16th Lok Sabha.
ControversyOn 5 August 2018, the protesters who were observing a dharna outside the Dhule Collector's office for the past 16 days attacked Heena Gavit's car.
Positions Held:May, 2014 Elected to 16th Lok Sabha
1 Sep. 2014 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare
15 Sep. 2014 onwards Member, Joint Committee on Food Management in Parliament House Complex
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tribal Affairs
1 May 2016 onwards Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes