Balwant Singh Ramoowalia

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Balwant Singh Ramoowalia
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Member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council
In office
April 2016 – April 2022
Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment
In office
1996–1998
Member of 6th Lok Sabha
In office
1977–1979
Member of 9th Lok Sabha
In office
1984–1989
Member of Rajya Sabha
In office
1996–2002
Cabinet Minister, Government of Uttar Pradesh[1]
In office
2015–2017
Personal details
Born (1942-03-15) 15 March 1942 (age 80)
Political partySamajwadi Party(2015-Present)
Other political
affiliations
Lok Bhalai Party(1999-2011)Shiromani Akali Dal(2011-2015)

Balwant Singh Ramoowalia[2] (born 15 March 1942) is an Indian politician from Samajwadi Party. His father Karnail Singh Paras was a well-known Kavishar. Balwant Singh started his political career with student politics as a general secretary of Student Federation of India in 1963. He went on to join All India Sikh Students' Federation and was its president from 1968 to 1972.[3] Later he joined Akali Dal and became Member of Parliament twice from Faridkot and Sangrur. He left Akali Dal to get elected to Rajya Sabha in 1996 and served as the Union Minister for Social Welfare.

Position held[edit]

Ramoowalia was

Other associations[edit]

  • Chief Patron, International Punjabi Society
  • President, Shiromani Punjabi Sabha
  • Member, India International Centre.
  • Travels abroad: UK, U.S., Russia, Canada, Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Iraq, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Japan and Philippines.
  • Awarded "Secular Punjabi of the Globe" by the Indo-Canadian Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Publications: Punjab Di Dhaun Utte Talwar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Badal Aide Dumps Akali Dal, Joins Akhilesh Yadav's Government as Minister".
  2. ^ "Eighty per cent of the marriages to NRI men in Punjab are doomed, as the husbands never return to take their brides," says Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, the lone crusader for the helpless NRI wives.
  3. ^ "Balwant Ramoowalia in Yuba City on Punjabi TV Program".
  4. ^ B.S. Ramoowalia

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