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Sunday, May 20, 2007

CHANDRA SHEKHAR, SHRI

Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
14 th Lok Sabha

CHANDRA SHEKHAR, SHRI

Constituency : Ballia ( Uttar Pradesh )

Party : Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) (SJP(R))


Father’s Name Late Shri Sadanand Singh
Mother’s Name Late Smt. Durpai Devi
Date of Birth 1 July 1927
Place of Birth Ibrahimpatti, Distt. Ballia (Uttar Pradesh)
Marital Status Widower
Spouse’s Name Late Smt. Dwija Devi
No. of Sons 2
Educational Qualifications M.A.
Educated at Allahabad University, Allahabad
(Uttar Pradesh)
Profession Agriculturist , Political & Social Worker
Permanent Address Vill. & P.O. Ibrahimpatti,
Distt. Ballia - 277 001 (Uttar Pradesh)
(05491)251444,251455

Present Address 3, South Avenue Lane,
New Delhi - 110 011
Tels. (011) 23012587, 23016752

Positions Held
1951 Secretary, Praja Socialist Party (P.S.P.), Distt. Ballia
1952 Joint Secretary, P.S.P., Uttar Pradesh
1955 General Secretary, P.S.P., Uttar Pradesh
1959-62 Member, National Executive, P.S.P.
1962 Member, Rajya Sabha
1967 General Secretary, Congress Parliamentary Party (C.P.P.)
1977 Elected to 6th Lok Sabha
1977-78 President, Janata Party (J.P.)
1980 Re-elected to 7th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1989 Re-elected to 9th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1990-91 Prime Minister and incharge of Ministries/Departments of Defence; Home Affairs; Atomic Energy; Science and Technology; Ocean Development; Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Electronics; Space; Information and Broadcasting; Industry; Labour; Welfare; Planning and Programme Implementation; External Affairs; Health and Family Welfare; Water Resources and Surface Transport
1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (5th term)
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (6th term)
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (7th term)

Leader, Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
2000-2001 Chairman, Committee on Ethics
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (8th term)
Books Published
"Meri Jail Diary" (in Hindi); and “Dynamics of Social Change”
Literary Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Founder-Editor and Chairman, Editorial Advisory Board of “Young Indian”

Social And Cultural Activities
Undertook Padyatra of 4,260 kms. from Kanyakumari to Rajghat, New Delhi (6 January 1983 to 25 June 1983) to establish rapport with the masses and understand their problems and established 15 Bharat Yatra Centres in various States to train social and political workers for mass education and grassroot work
Special Interests
Primary education and health services

Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Gardening, travelling and discussions
Other Information
Arrested under Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) during Emergency in 1975 even being a member of the Central Election Committee and Working Committee of All India Congress Committee (Indira) [A.I.C.C.(I)]

 

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