|Chief Minister of Uttarakhand|
13 March 2012
|Preceded by||B. C. Khanduri|
February 28, 1947 |
|Political party||Indian National Congress.|
|Spouse(s)||Smt. Sudha Bahuguna|
Vijay Bahuguna, the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, is son of Late Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna who was a freedom fighter and eminent politician in India. Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna was also former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Vijay Bahuguna is a member of the 15th Lok Sabha of India. He was also a member of the 14th Lok Sabha.He is first ex-High Court judge to become chief minister of a state.
He was sworn in as the Chief Minister of  on March 13, 2012.
Family and background 
Vijay Bahuguna was born in Allahabad. His father was Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh & was a freedom fighter. H. N. Bahuguna also participated in Non-Cooperation Movement. Vijay Bahuguna has a brother Shekhar Bahuguna who is a Member of Parliament from Phaphamau constituency in Allahabad, UP, and a sister Rita Bahuguna who is also a politician. Rita Bahuguna is a Congress leader and former president of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee.
Education and early career 
Vijay Bahuguna did his bachelors Arts and then LLB from Allahabad University in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. He then started working as an advocate in the Allahabad High Court in Allahabad. He later became a Judge of the Allahabad High Court, later transferring to become a judge of the Bombay High Court. It is said that his desire to join public life led to his resignation from High Court in 1998. Though it is largely believed that he gave up his judgeship due to corruption charges against him and possible impeachment for the same. The Bombay High Court Bar Association had passed a resolution against him and decided to boycott his court due to these charges. He also faced corruption charges as Judge of Allahabad high Court.
Posts held 
|01||2002||2007||Vice-chairman, Planning Commission, Uttarakhand|
|02||Feb-2007||2009||Elected to 14th Lok Sabha in a by-election|
|03||05-Aug-2007||-||Member, Standing Committee on Defence|
|04||01-May-2008||-||Member, Committee on Public Accounts|
|05||2009||-||Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term)|
|06||31-Aug-2009||-||Member, Committee on Health and Family Welfare|
|07||07-Oct-2009||-||Member, Committee on Ethics|
|08||07-Oct-2009||-||Member, Committee on Offices of Profit|
|09||07-Oct-2009||-||Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Power|
|10||13-Mar-2012||-||Chief Minister of Uttarakhand|
Other associations 
- *Member, Executive Council, HNB Garhwal Central University Uttarakhand
- *President, Ranjit Pandit Shiksha Samiti; running educational colleges, Allahabad
- *Vice-president, Uttarakhand Pradesh Congress since 1999
- *Member, All India Congress Committee since 1997
- *Ex Judge Allahabad High Court & Bombay High Court
See also 
- "Biography". Text "Lok Sabha Website" ignored (help)
- Tehri Garhwal CNN IBN.