Babulal Gaur

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Babulal Gaur

Babulal Gaur Yadav (born June 2, 1930) is an Indian politician. He has been elected in 10 Assembly elections from the seat of Govindpura in Bhopal.

Gaur was born in the village of Naugir in Pratapgarh district, Uttar Pradesh. He has been living in Bhopal since his childhood. His father's name is late Shri Ramprasad. Shri Gaur's educational qualification is BA. LL.B. He is cabinet minister in the Bharatiya Janata Party-governed Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, as home minister he is responsible for law and order.[1] He has previously been Chief Minister of the state, between August 2004 and November 2005.[2] He comes from the Ahir community.[3]

In June 2014, after the 2014 Badaun gang rape, he said: "This is a social crime which depends on men and women. Sometimes it's right, sometimes it's wrong".[1] The Bharatiya Janata Party dismissed his comments as being his personal opinion rather than those of the party.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "India state minister on rape: 'Sometimes it's right, sometimes it's wrong'". The Guardian. 5 June 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh". Department of Public Relations, Madhya Pradesh. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Religion, Caste, and Politics in India By Christophe Jaffrelot
Political offices
Preceded by
Uma Bharati
Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh
23 August 2004 - 29 November 2005
Succeeded by
Shivraj Singh Chauhan