Bindeshwari Dubey

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Bindeshwari Dubey
21st Chief Minister of Bihar
In office
25 March 1985 – 14 February 1988
Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
Governor

Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai

Pendekanti Venkatasubbaiah
Preceded by Chandrashekhar Singh
Succeeded by Bhagwat Jha Azad
Constituency Shahpur, Bihar
Minister of Law and Justice
In office
14 February 1988 – 26 June 1988
Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
Preceded by P. Shiv Shankar
Succeeded by B. Shankaranand
Constituency Rajya Sabha, Bihar
Minister of Labour and Employment
In office
26 June 1988 – 1 December 1989
Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
Preceded by Ravindra Varma
Succeeded by Ram Vilas Paswan
Constituency Rajya Sabha, Bihar
President INTUC
In office
May 1984 - March 1985
Succeeded by Gopala Ramanujam
Minister of Education Bihar Government
In office
(28 May 1973 – 24 June 1973)
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
Chief Minister Kedar Pandey
Constituency Bermo
Minister of Science & Technology, Bihar Government
In office
(28 May 1973 - 24 June 1973)
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
Chief Minister Kedar Pandey
Constituency Bermo
Minister of Transport Bihar Government
In office
(25 September 1973 – 18 April 1974)
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
Chief Minister Abdul Gafoor
Preceded by Shatrughna Sharan Singh
Constituency Bermo
Minister of Health Bihar Government
In office
(11 April 1975 - 30 April -1977)
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra
Preceded by Kedar Pandey
Constituency Bermo
Lok Sabha
In office
(1980 - 1984)
Preceded by Ramdas Singh
Succeeded by Sarfaraz Ahmed
Constituency Giridih
Rajya Sabha
In office
(03.04.1988 - 20 January 1993)
Bihar Legislative Assembly
In office
(1952 - 1957)
Preceded by constituency created
Succeeded by constituency abolished
Constituency Jaridih-Petarvar
In office
(1962 - 1967, 1967 - 1969, 1969 - 1972, 1972 - 1977)
Preceded by Brajeshwar Prasad Singh
Succeeded by Mithilesh Sinha
Constituency Bermo
In office
(March 1985 - 3 April 1988)
Preceded by Anand Sharma
Succeeded by Dharampal Singh
Constituency Shahpur
Personal details
Born 14 January 1921
Mahuaon, Bhojpur District, Bihar
Died 20 January 1993
Political party Indian National Congress
Occupation Trade Unionist, Politician

Bindeshwari Dubey (14 January 1921 – 20 January 1993) was a freedom fighter, a veteran trade unionist and an able administrator who served as Chief Minister of Bihar between 25 March 1985 and 14 February 1988.

Dubey was involved in the nationalisation of Indian collieries, especially in the Chhotanagpur region that was then a part of Bihar (now Jharkhand). He held the portfolios of Law, Justice and Labour in the Union Council of Ministers in Rajiv Gandhi's cabinet. Earlier, he had held offices at state level as Minister of Education, Transport and Health. He was a member of the Seventh Lok Sabha between 1980 and 1984, representing the Giridih constituency in Bihar. He was a member of the Rajya Sabha from 1988 until his death. Earlier he had been a member of Bihar Legislative Assembly during 1952-57, 1962–77 and 1985-88. He had also been a National as well as State President of INTUC besides being a Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee President.

Quit India Movement[edit]

Dubey left his engineering studies to join the freedom movement. He has also participated in Quit India Movement in 1942. He was a part of the famous Young Turks of Bihar Congress during the independence movement along with Bhagwat Jha Azad, Chandrashekhar Singh, Satendra Narayan Sinha, Kedar Pandey, Abdul Ghafoor all future chief ministers and Sitaram Kesri, future national president of Indian National Congress [1]

Political career[edit]

Dubey was a member of Bihar Legislative Assembly for five periods as a representative of the Bermo constituency, being 1952-57, 1962–67, 1967–69, 1969–72, 1972-77. Between 1985-88 he was again a member, this time for the Shahpur constituency.[citation needed]

For the short period of 28 May - 24 June 1973, Dubey served as Education and Science & Technology Minister for the state government headed by Kedar Pandey.[citation needed] He was Transport Minister from 25 September 1973 till 18 April 1974 in an Abdul Gafoor-led government, and from 11 April 1975 to 30 April 1977 he was in Jagannath Mishra's government of Bihar as a Cabinet Minister of Health & Family Welfare.[citation needed]

Chief Minister of Bihar[edit]

Dubey became Chief Minister on 25 March 1985 and held the post until 14 February 1988, gaining a reputation as a good organiser and motivator.[1][2] However, his Chief Ministership was controversial and there were accusations of genocide and corruption.[2] He launched the 'Operation Black Panther' in Champaran to free the area from the criminals and other anti-social elements. He also launched 'Operation Siddhartha' and 'Mafia Trial' to combat the MCC terrorist group and the Coal Mafias of Dhanbad, respectively.[3][4]

National offices[edit]

Dubey was a member of the Seventh Lok Sabha between 1980-1984 as a representative of the Giridih constituency in Bihar.[1] He was a member of the Rajya Sabha from 3 April 1988 until his death on 20 January 1993.

While in the Lok Sabha, he was Union minister for Law and Justice between 14 February - 26 June 1988,[5][6] and then Minister for Labour from 26 June 1988 until 1 December 1989.[7]

Legacy[edit]

Among the numerous structures and institutions named in Dubey's honour are:

  • A statue of him at Collectory Talaab, Ara, Bhojpur, Bihar.
  • Bindeshwari Dubey Awasiya Mahavidyalaya, Pichhri, Bokaro, Jharkhand
  • Bindeshwari Dubey Inter College, Bihiyan, Bhojpur, Bihar
  • Bindeshwari Dubey Bridge

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://parliamentofindia.nic.in/lsdeb/ls10/ses6/03220293.htm
  2. ^ a b Chaturvedi, Ritu. Bihar Through the Ages. pp. 219–220, 230. 
  3. ^ "Bihar ready for talks with naxals". The Hindu. 14 October 2003. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bihar CM Bindeshwari Dubey fights Jagannath Mishra mafia gangs in battle for Dhanbad". India Today. 
  5. ^ "14 Commonwealth Law Bulletin 1988 Announcements". Heinonline.org. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  6. ^ http://lawcommissionofindia.nic.in/101-169/report125.pdf
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-15.