Mohan Singh Bisht

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Mohan Singh Bisht
Member of the Delhi Legislative Assembly
for Karawal Nagar
Incumbent
Assumed office
29 October 2008
Personal details
Born (1957-06-02) 2 June 1957 (age 57)
Ajoli village, Almora district, Uttrakhand
Nationality India
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Laxmi Bisht
Children Daughter and son
Parents Khushal Singh Bisht,
Hira Devi
Residence Dayalpur Extension, Delhi
Occupation Businessperson

Mohan Singh Bisht (pronunciation: /mɒhən ˈsɪŋ bɪʃt/; born 2 June 1957) is an Indian politician from Delhi. He is a member of the principal opposition party in the Indian Parliament and the major party in the Legislative Assembly of Delhi (Delhi Vidhan Sabha) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Delhi for Karawal Nagar Vidhan Sabha Constituency. He has never lost an election to the Vidhan Sabha, being elected successively in 1998, 2003 and 2008, 2013 with the margin of victory increasing each time.

Early life[edit]

Bisht was born on 2 June 1957 to Khushal Singh Bisht and Hira Devi at Ajoli village, Almora district, Uttrakhand.[1] He was attracted to politics at a young age, as he enjoyed seeing politicians visit his village in an effort to garner votes.[2]

Political career[edit]

Affiliations[edit]

In 1976 he moved to Delhi and joined Bharatiya Jana Sangh, predecessor of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He joined the Hindu nationalist organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (English: National Volunteer Organisation) in 1992, becoming a swayamsevak. He is an active member of the Delhi unit of another Sangh Parivar constituent Vishwa Hindu Parishad (English: World Hindu Council).[1][2]

Vidhan Sabha elections[edit]

He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party,[1] the main opposition party in the Indian Parliament and the major party in the Delhi Vidhan Sabha.[3] He has repeatedly contested the Karawal Nagar Vidhan Sabha Constituency since 1998 and has never lost an election.[1]

He was elected for the Second Legislative Assembly of Delhi in 1998, defeating runner-up Zile Singh (Indian National Congress) by 23,191 to 20,133 votes.[4] In the 2003 state assembly election, he defeated runner-up Hasan Ahmed (Indian National Congress) by a large margin of 15,227 votes.[5] In the 2008 state assembly election, he further improved his margin of victory from the last election, winning against runner-up independent candidate Satan Pal Dayma by a margin of 21,128 votes.[6] In 2013 state legislative assembly election, he received a tough fight from Kapil Mishra (Aam Aadmi Party), but finally won by a margin of 3083 votes.[7]

2013 assembly election[edit]

He was appointed vice-president of the BJP's Delhi unit by the president Vijay Goel in May 2013. A First Information Report was registered against Bisht in October 2013 for alleged violation of model code of conduct.[8] On 7 November 2013, the Bharatiya Janata Party announced Bisht as the party's candidate from Karawal Nagar Constituency for the 2013 state legislative assembly election, held on 4 December.[9] His main election issues included infrastructure development, inflation and corruption.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Bisht married Laxmi Bisht on 13 April 1980; they have a daughter and a son.[1] His family owns Adharshila Convent Public School, a senior secondary school in Karawal Nagar.[2] His interests include social service and sports like football and kabaddi. He "loves" watching religious soap operas.[2] He resides with his family at Dayal Pur Extension, North East Delhi.[1][2] In 2006, his house at the time was demolished by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi as a part of sealing drive because it was "illegally" constructed.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "List of Members – Mohan Singh Bisht". Delhiassembly.nic.in. Legislative Assembly of Delhi. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Mohan Singh Bisht (51), BJP, Karawal Nagar". Hindustan Times (New Delhi: via HighBeam Research). 17 November 2008. Retrieved 14 November 2013.   – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
  3. ^ "India's main opposition party names PM candidate for 2014 polls". News.xinhuanet.com. Xinhua News Agency. 13 September 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "State Elections 1998 – National Capital Territory of Delhi – Qarawal Nagar Assembly Constituency". Eci.nic.in. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "State Elections 2003 – Qarawal Nagar Constituency of National Capital Territory of Delhi". Eci.nic.in. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "State Elections 2008 – Karawal Nagar, NCT OF Delhi". Eci.nic.in. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Delhi Assembly Election Results Live 2013". ibnive.in. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Delhi BJP Chief Forms New Team before Polls". Mail Today (New Delhi: via HighBeam Research). 14 May 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2013.   – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
  9. ^ Alvi, Naziya (7 November 2013). "BJP will field Vijendra Gupta against Sheila Dikshit". The Times of India (New Delhi). Times News Network. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  10. ^ Prakash, Om (19 July 2013). "विकास के लिए और फंड की जरूरतः मोहन सिंह बिष्ट" [More funds are needed for development: Mohan Singh Bisht]. Naya India (in Hindi) (New Delhi). Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "CM let common man down". The Hindustan Times (New Delhi: via HighBeam Research). 18 May 2006. Retrieved 15 November 2013.   – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)

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