Bhupinder Singh Hooda
|Bhupinder Singh Hooda|
|Chief Minister of Haryana|
5 March 2005
|Preceded by||Om Prakash Chautala|
15 September 1947 |
Sanghi village, Rohtak district Punjab (now Haryana) India
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Children||son Deepender Singh Hooda, MP and a daughter|
Bhupinder Hooda (born 15 September 1947) is an Indian politician and leader of the Indian National Congress who has been Chief Minister of Haryana since March 2005. He began a second term in October 2009 after leading the Congress Party to an election victory. This was the first time since 1972 that a party had returned to power in Haryana 2 times consecutively . He is from the Indian National Congress. He is also a Member of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana.
On 8 April 2010, Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh had constituted the Working Group on Agriculture Production under his chairmanship to recommend strategies and action plan for increasing agricultural production and productivity, including long-term policies to ensure sustained agricultural growth.
Bhupinder Singh Hooda was born to Ranbir Singh Hooda and Har Devi Hooda at the Sanghi village in Rohtak district of Haryana in a Hindu Jat family. His father Ranbir Singh Hooda was a renowned freedom fighter.
He is an alumnus of Kunjpura Sainik School, Karnal. He did his B.A., LL.B. was educated at Punjab University, Chandigarh and the University of Delhi. He started his political career from Youth Congress.
Hooda was elected as a member of parliament (Lok Sabha) for four terms in 1991, 1996, 1998, 2004. He also remained the Leader of Opposition in Haryana's Legislative Assembly from 2001 to 2004. He also served as the President of HPCC (Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee) from 1996 to 2001. For three consecutive Lok Sabha terms he defeated Ch. Devi Lal in electoral battles fought in the Jat heartland of Rohtak in Haryana. He attended international Conferences like World Youth Festival in USS.R, World Parliamentary Conference in China, International Conference in USSR as a delegate of AICC and OISCA and International Conferences in Japan and South Korea.
He is also President, All India Young Farmers' Association, Haryana ; Ex-Member, Market Committee, Rohtak; Director, Bank of India, 1989–92; Secretary, Farmers' Parliamentary Forum, 1991 onwards; Founder-Member and Working President of All India Freedom Fighters' Successors' Organisation; Working President, National Federation Railway Porters, Vendors and Bearers. Elected as a President for the Khadi & Village Industries Commission Employees Union & Patron for the National Khadi & Village Industries Board's Employees Federation – an apex body of all State K&V.I Board's Employees Unions.
To encourage youngsters to pick up Olympic sports, Hooda announced a cash award of Rs 25 million for the state athletes who would win gold medal in any discipline at the London Games. Cash prize money of Rs 15 million and Rs 10 million for silver and bronze medal winners has also been announced.
- 1972–1977 -, Block Congress Committee, Kiloi, Haryan
- 1980–87 – Senior Vice-president, Haryana Pradesh Youth Congress, Chairman of Panchayat Samiti Rohtak, Chairman of Panchayat Parishad of Haryana
- 1991 – Elected to 10th Lok Sabha
- 1996 – Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
- 1998 – Became the President of Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee
- 1998 – Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
- 2000 – Elected to 9th Haryana Vidhan Sabha from Kiloi constituency
- 2002–2004 – Leader of Opposition in Haryana Assembly
- 2005 – Elected to 13th Lok Sabha (4th term)
- 2005 – Elected to 10th Haryana Vidhan Sabha (by-election from Kiloi) with a record margin of 103,635 vote. 5 March 2005 – Sworn in as Chief Minister of Haryana (1st term)
- 2009 – Elected to 11th Haryana Vidhan Sabha from "Haryana – Garhi Sampla-Kiloi" and got 89849 votes. 25 October 2009 – Sworn in as Chief Minister of Haryana for the second time.
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Bhupinder Hooda was awarded with 19th JAI National Award 2011, as Best Chief Minister of India by Oscar Fernandes (Former Cabinet Minister) program organised by Journalist Association of India under the flagship of Journalist Federation of India, by H.K. Sethi Secretary General of Federation, on 3 September 2011.
- Bhupinder Hooda
- Som Patidar
- http://www.pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=35950 Public Information Bureau release on Kunjpura Sainik School
- "Rs 2.5 Crore for gold medal in Olympics: Haryana CM". 27 July 2012.
Om Prakash Chautala
|Chief Minister of Haryana
5 March 2005 – present