Ashwini Kumar Choubey (born 2 January 1953) is Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare and a member of the 17th Lok Sabha (2019-2024). He is an Indian politician belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party. He is a member of the 16th Lok Sabha representing Buxar (Lok Sabha constituency) and a former health minister of Bihar. He had represented the Bihar legislative assembly from Bhagalpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) before contesting for the 16th Lok Sabha election. On 3 September 2017, he took in charge of office as Minister of State for Health in Narendra Modi’s Government. Choubey is a veteran politician from state of Bihar and elected to the Bihar Legislative Assembly for five consecutive terms. He was accredited to have built 11,000 toilets for minority and Below Poverty Line families under Swachh Bharat mission. A slogan “Ghar-ghar Me ho Shouchalaya ka Nirman, Tabhi hoga Ladli Bitiya ka kanyadaan” given by him was a hit in Bihar and people from all caste and religion availed government provided subsidy to build toilets in their respective home. Chaubey has been associated with BJP for almost five decades and was earlier associated with Jansangh. In his earlier stint, he was the health minister in the Nitish Kumar cabinet in 2012. He authored a book “Kedarnath Trasadi” based on the 2013 deluge in Uttarakhand where he got stranded with his family. He and his family managed to take shelter in the Kedarnath temple and was airlifted by a state government helicopter.
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