Preneet Kaur

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Preneet Kaur
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Minister of State for External Affairs
In office
28 May 2009 – 17 May 2014
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Preceded by Anand Sharma
Succeeded by V K Singh
Member of Parliament
In office
10 October 1999 – 18 May 2014
Preceded by Prem Singh Chandumajra
Succeeded by Dharamvir Gandhi
Constituency Patiala
Personal details
Born (1944-10-03) 3 October 1944 (age 69)
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Amarinder Singh (1964-present)
Children Yuvraj Raninder Singh
Jai Inder Kaur
Residence New Moti Bagh Palace, Patiala, India
Religion Sikhism
Website www.preneetkaurpatialamp.com
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Preneet Kaur (born 3 October 1944) is an Indian politician, who was the Minister of State for External Affairs in the second Manmohan Singh government and is a member of the Indian National Congress.[1] She represented the Patiala constituency thrice in the 13th Lok Sabha, 14th Lok Sabha and the 15th Lok Sabha. She is the wife of ex-Chief Minister of Punjab Capt. Amarinder Singh. She contested the Indian general election, 2014 from Patiala and was defeated by Dharamvir Gandhi contesting on an Aam Aadmi Party ticket by a margin of 20,942 votes.[2]

Personal life[edit]

She was born in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh to Satinder Kaur and Gian Singh Kahlon. She attended St. Bede's College, Shimla and graduated from Convent of Jesus and Mary, Shimla. She has one sister, Geetinder Kaur. In October 1964, she married to Capt. Amarinder Singh.[3] The couple has a son Raninder Singh and a daughter, Jai Inder Kaur.

Political career[edit]

She started her political career as a member of 13th Lok Sabha in 1999, representing the Patiala constituency. Since then she continue to represent Patiala till present.[3][4] During first two terms in parliament, she served in various committees such as Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution, Empowerment of Women, Public Undertakings, Water Resources and Consultative Committees in Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. In 3rd term she was made Union Minister of State and given portfolio of External Affairs.

Prior to her political career she volunteers with the Indian Red Cross. She started Sanjeevani an institute in Patiala for differently abled children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed Profile: Smt. Preneet Kaur". Government of India. 2005. Retrieved 2011-10-25. [1]
  2. ^ http://www.elections.in/punjab/parliamentary-constituencies/patiala.html
  3. ^ a b Preneet Kaur profile
  4. ^ "Constituency Wise Detailed Results". Electoral Commission of India. 2009. Retrieved 2011-10-25. [2]

External links[edit]

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