Jagdambika Pal

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Jagdambika Pal
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
In office
21 February 1998 – 23 February 1998
Preceded by Kalyan Singh
Succeeded by Kalyan Singh
15th, 16th Lok Sabha
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded by Mohammed Muqueem, BSP
Constituency Domariyaganj
Personal details
Born (1950-10-21) 21 October 1950 (age 64)
Bharvaliya, Basti, Uttar Pradesh
Citizenship  India
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Other political
Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) SnehLata Pal
Children 1 son, 2 daughters
Alma mater Awadh University and Gorakhpur University
Religion Hinduism

Jagdambika Pal is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and has won the Indian general elections, 2014 from the Domariyaganj Lok Sabha Constituency.

Political Career[edit]

Jagdambika Pal (born 21 October 1950) is an Indian Politician who was a member of 15th Lok Sabha & 16th Lok Sbbha and was a leader of Indian National Congress, until he resigned on 7 March 2014.[1] After that he joined Bhartiya Janta Party on 19 March 2014.[2] He was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for 3 days from 21 February 1998 to 23 February 1998.

Later, Jagdambika Pal became the president of the Uttar Pradesh state unit of the Congress. In 2009 he was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Domariyaganj Lok Sabha constituency in Siddharthnagar district, Uttar Pradesh.

On 3 July 2011, Jagdambika Pal and other members of Lok Sabha, lower house of the Parliament of India, opened Commemorative plaque at Mahua Dabar, where the British massacred 5,000 people during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.[3]

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh[edit]

When, the Uttar Pradesh state government led by Kalyan Singh was dismissed on 21 February 1998 by Governor of Uttar Pradesh Romesh Bhandari, he became the Chief Minister. Kalyan Singh moved Allahabad High Court which termed the dismissal of government unconstitutional on 23 February 1998, thereby reinstating the Kalyan Singh government.

Personal Life[edit]

He was born in a Rajput family[4] to Surya Baksha Pal and Mool Rajidevi at bharvaliya village of Bankati Block in Basti district of Uttar Pradesh state. He founded Surya Baksha Pal Girls Inter college and Surya Baksha Pal Post Graduate Degree College at Bankati, Basti.

Positions Held[edit]

  • 1982-93 Member, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council (two terms)
  • 1988-1999 Minister of State, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh
  • 1993-2007 Member, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly ( three terms)
  • 2002 Cabinet Minister, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh
  • 2009 Elected to 15th Lok Sabha (INC) Member, Committee on Energy; Member, Committee on Petitions; Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADs); Member, Committee on Chemical and Fertilizers; Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Ministry of Tourism
  • 2014 Resigned from 15th Lok Sabha.
  • 2014 Elected to 16th Lok Sabha (BJP)


  1. ^ "Jagdambika Pal resigns from Lok Sabha and Indian National Congress". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jagdambika Pal, comedian Raju Srivastava join BJP, endorse Narendra Modi". Zee News. 19 March 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Mahua Dabar commemorative plaque
  4. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Trouble-within-Rajput-lobby-sore-over-rejig/articleshow/7336081.cms?referral=PM

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kalyan Singh
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (de facto)
21 February 1998 – 23 February 1998
Succeeded by
Kalyan Singh