Kirodi Lal Meena, Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament from Rajasthan, has had a long legislative career. He won his first state election in 1985 at the age of 34. Four years later, the voters of Sawai Madhopur elected him to the ninth Lok Sabha, an election where he defeated his Congress opponent by a margin of 2 lakh votes. He has twice been a member of Lok Sabha and spent roughly 20 years as a legislator in the Rajasthan assembly. But his current stint in Rajya Sabha has brought him national attention.