C. K. Jaffer Sharief
|C. K. Jaffer Sharief|
|Minister of Railways|
21 June 1991 – 16 October 1995
|Prime Minister||P. V. Narasimha Rao|
|Preceded by||Janeshwar Mishra|
|Succeeded by||Ram Vilas Paswan|
|Member of the Indian Parliament
for Bangalore North
|Preceded by||K. Hanumanthaiah|
|Succeeded by||C Narayanaswamy|
|Preceded by||C Narayanaswamy|
|Succeeded by||H. T. Sangliana|
|Indian National Congress (till 2014)|
|As of 6 April 2009
C. K. Jaffer Sharief is an Indian politician from Karnataka. He was one of the seniormost Indian National Congress leaders, until he quit the party in 2014. He was the Railways Minister in the Government of India from 1991–95.
Jaffer Sharief started his career in the Indian National Congress under Nijalingappa. After a split in the Congress, he took the side of Indira Gandhi. As Railways minister, he was instrumental in Unigauge Policy, where all or most of the different gauges of tracks were converted to broad gauges, and thereby saving Railways a lot of money. He was also instrumental in getting the Wheel and Axle Plant in Bangalore.
As a Member of Parliament he had spent the highest amount allocated for development under the MPLADS scheme along with Deve Gowda, former prime minister of India. C K Jaffer Sharief's MPLADS funds were used for schools, colleges class rooms, computer centers for orphan children organisations. In 2012, Sharief was cleared by the Supreme Court of charges relating to expenditure on a trip to London for medical treatment. Sharief had taken several ministry officials with him, which the court found was not inappropriate.
Jaffer Sharief lost three members of his family, three days before his election to Lok Sabha. The Former Deputy Prime Minister of India LK Advani visited his home to pay his condolence.
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- "EX-minister Jaffer Sharief gets clean chit from Supreme Court in 1995 corruption case". 9 November 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
- "Karnataka poll shocker: C K Jaffer Sharief quits Congress". One India. 2014-04-16.
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