C. K. Jaffer Sharief

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C. K. Jaffer Sharief
Minister of Railways
In office
21 June 1991 – 16 October 1995
Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao
Preceded by Janeshwar Mishra
Succeeded by Ram Vilas Paswan
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Bangalore North
In office
Preceded by K. Hanumanthaiah
Succeeded by C Narayanaswamy
In office
Preceded by C Narayanaswamy
Succeeded by H. T. Sangliana
Personal details
Born Chitradurga
Other political
Indian National Congress
Residence Bangalore
Website http://ckjaffersharief.com/
As of 6 April 2009
Source: [1]

C. K. Jaffer Sharief is an Indian politician from Karnataka. He is one of the seniormost Indian National Congress leaders. He was the Railways Minister in the Government of India from 1991–95.[1]

Political career[edit]

Jaffer Sharief started his career in the Indian National Congress under Nijalingappa. After a split in the Congress, he took the side of Indira Gandhi. As Railways minister, he was instrumental in gauge conversion of railways in the state, where all or most of the different gauges of tracks were converted to broad gauges, and thereby saving Railways a lot of money.[citation needed] He was also instrumental in getting the Wheel and Axle Plant in Bangalore.[citation needed]

As a Member of Parliament he had spent the highest amount allocated for development under the MPLADS scheme along with Deve Gowda, former prime minister of India. C K Jaffer Sharief's MPLADS funds were used for schools, colleges class rooms, computer centers for orphan children organisations.[citation needed] In 2012, Sharief was cleared by the Supreme Court of charges relating to expenditure on a trip to London for medical treatment. Sharief had taken several ministry officials with him, which the court found was not inappropriate.[2] Corruption charges were leveled against him during his tenure as Railway Minister.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Jaffer Sharief lost three members of his family, with his younger son in 1999, his wife in 2008 and his elder son in 2009 three days before his election to Lok Sabha. The Former Deputy Prime Minister of India LK Advani visited his home to pay his condolence.


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